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Re: Sukhotin's Algorithm

Good point about the consonant/vowel value as applied to the algorithm. As for XV-century Czech spelling: Jan Hus had already developed the predecessor of the modern orthography by the early XIII century. There were a few deviations from modern spelling. Modern "j" was rendered by "g" or "y", depending on whether it preceded a front or back vowel; modern long "i" (with an acute accent) was rendered by "j"; and a few other oddities. (note that "j" is EXCLUSIVELY here a vowel sound.)

For what it's worth.
Scott Hersey

On Sat, 20 Jan 2001 15:20:32   Rene Zandbergen wrote:
>Scott Hersey wrote:
>> As I understand, "ctvrthodina"--properly spelled with a hook over the c--is stressed
>> on the first syllable, as is virtually every other Czech word in the standard language.
>> The first vowel here is "r", 
>This was my guess.
>>  The orthography's a little inconsistent here: the c is pronounced in this context
>> like "sh" in "shot",
>"ch" as in "chip" (?)
>> so the word is roughly pronounced "shtvRthodina."
>With a little twist: chtvRt-ho-dyee-na
>To get back to the original subject, 'r' and 'l' can figure
>both as vowels and consonants in Czech. This would throw
>Sukhotin's algorithm off a bit, but probably not much, since
>they are far more frequently consonants. Czech has in fact
>quite a few more consonants than, say, English, but I don't
>know how it was written in the 15th C. Mnishowski (17th C)
>does in fact use at least one odd symbol: a gamma-like
>symbol which appears only at the beginning and end of the
>word, and represents 's'.
>Cheers, Rene

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