A script for poets

Greg Barniskis nalists at scls.lib.wi.us
Fri Feb 10 08:53:07 PST 2006

Urs Schroffenegger wrote:

> To make an independent rhyming dictionnary program, I think you 
> basically need to have a list of words written phonetically and with 
> syllabes separation. After that, it's only a search function to find the 
> matching pattern. The difficult part is to get the phonetic data.

Isn't this sort of thing (word list with phonetic data) built into 
aspell's dictionaries? Also, whatever Thunderbird 1.5 is doing for 
spell checking is clearly doing some rather sophisticated phonetic 
matching (based on what I've seen it try to do lately with people's 
last names that it doesn't recognize). I'm sure there must be other 
OSS applications out there whose sources would at least provide 
clues on how to proceed, if not a handily packaged solution.

PS re: the spam poetry submission... funny! For more random poetry 
fun, Google for the Shakespearian insult generator (several versions 

Greg Barniskis, Computer Systems Integrator
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