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Re: Weird "soundex" algorithm

by Anonymous Monk
on Aug 28, 2003 at 15:37 UTC ( #287413=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Weird "soundex" algorithm

/[aeiou]/i should be  /[aeiouy]/i.

Y is a vowel, isn't it?

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Re: Re: Weird "soundex" algorithm
by broquaint (Abbot) on Aug 28, 2003 at 15:51 UTC
    Sometimes, so it may not be necessary for this particular algorithm. It would also appear that two Welsh words in the dictionary use 'w' as a vowel.
    HTH

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    broquaint

Re: Re: Weird "soundex" algorithm
by PhilHibbs (Hermit) on Aug 29, 2003 at 12:15 UTC
    Y and W are pseudo-vowels. They represent vowel sounds, but are not vowel letters. This is just one of the many contradictions between spoken and written language. I think W is a vowel in Croatian.

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