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'Oma Tirea:
Kosman lu.  Only a couple of issues now:

What about names with pseudovowels ('LL and 'RR)?  Keep in mind that pseudovowels cannot end with a consonant.
What about the double W and double Y from the diphthongs?  They shouldn't occur.
Finally, keep in mind the gender of the user, and maybe add an additional parameter for 'itan, 'ite, or both.

All of this shouldn't be too hard to code in :)

Ikran Ahiyìk:
Oh no my things are keeping on compared by you ::)

I would like to make one web-based too.. since I have the formula, it would be easy if I have the way to make it... (but surely you know I don't have it)

I see you've done something there but still thinking the probability of creating syllable cluster is too high.. How about names starting with a vowel? I can't find any..

And I think you should tell us the generator won't let you pick a first name with one syllable, it's forced to be two, or it's a bug? Since you sounds to promote the variety of number of syllables. ;)



--- Quote from: 'Oma Tirea on January 12, 2012, 11:51:43 pm ---Kosman lu.  Only a couple of issues now:

What about names with pseudovowels ('LL and 'RR)?  Keep in mind that pseudovowels cannot end with a consonant.
What about the double W and double Y from the diphthongs?  They shouldn't occur.
Finally, keep in mind the gender of the user, and maybe add an additional parameter for 'itan, 'ite, or both.

All of this shouldn't be too hard to code in :)



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.. and n + p -> mp




Since you've included the sex, there maybe more constrains..

Tirea Aean:
n+p does not always -> mp.

Kamean:
Kosman! :)

Irtaviš Ačankif:
@Ikran Ahiyìk

I followed exactly the probabilities in your thread at first, but I found that your stated algorithm was EXTREMELY fond of consonant clusters (spìktspxang?) especially between words, where three consonants could end up jammed each other. I ended up deciding that syllables except the last one in a word shouldn't have codas (though they can) and vastly lowered the probability for getting consonant clusters. If I lower it even more it will sound like Japanese (CVCVCVCV) pattern and not good.

By the way, when I implement sanity checking (like double letter removal and np->mp) I will make vowel starting a syllable possible. Now the problem is if I allow vowels to start syllables then I end up with many double letters (aa, oo, ii, even iaaaaaa).

Is there an algorithm you use to avoid triple and quadruple letters? Since for example if you delete double letters on aaaaaaaa you get aaaa. You of course can iterate it over and over, but how should you know when to end?

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