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WordGenerator generates hypothetical words from specifications of their syllable structure. The user specifies the maximum length of the words in syllables, the abstract structure of syllables in the language (in terms of such units as consonants and vowels or onsets and rhymes), and the actual sounds that comprise each abstract class (e.g. the list of vowels in the language); WordGenerator then generates the words that conform to this specification. Such lists are useful to field linguists exploring the vocabulary of a language, and to designers of artificial languages.

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  •  12 Dec 2008 10:06

    Release Notes: The program now checks for Tk 8.5 or greater on X11 and, if this is detected, smaller type sizes are used. Console output is now avoided under MS Windows. A Spanish translation has been added. The license is now version 3 of the GPL.

    •  21 Feb 2008 08:47

      Release Notes: The Iwidgets library is now optional. Several minor bugs were fixed.

      •  08 May 2007 08:40

        Release Notes: Results may now be saved in a variety of encodings.

        •  01 Apr 2007 05:33

          Release Notes: This release improves the configuration system. Documentation is now provided. More parameters may be configured, variant forms of parameter names are now accepted, and configuration files are automatically located and read. A bug that made large word counts inaccurate was also fixed.

          •  22 Nov 2006 08:57

            Release Notes: This release fixes a bug that triggered an error when saving the configuration or saving the list of words generated with headers enabled. A bug that prevented font choices from affecting the character insertion tools was fixed. The accented letter entry widget has been improved. A number of characters have been added, and upper-case counterparts are now available by right-clicking.


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