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#203247 - 11/14/11 02:05 PM Alternating vowel/cons. longer than verisimilitude
Depending on how common, "/usr/share/dict/american-english", suggests
But my "/usr/share/dict/american-english-huge" gives
And if you want to get crazy, the "american-english-insane" yields
Hurray for regular expressions
#203249 - 11/14/11 06:08 PM Re: Alternating vowel/cons. longer than verisimilitude [Re: Gumnos]
Loc: this too shall pass
as Anu asked the question with today's word, you should send him your answer[s], as he may not see it here in this user based forum.
#203257 - 11/15/11 05:52 AM Re: Alternating vowel/cons. longer than verisimilitude [Re: Gumnos]
Loc: down under
Wow Gumnos! some great words there.....how long were you working on those?
#203387 - 11/20/11 07:59 PM Re: Alternating vowel/cons. longer than verisimilitude [Re: Gumnos]
Sorry, just getting back to this (apparently the "email me with follow-ups" checkbox didn't send me any of your replies). It was a simple regular-expression run against a local dictionary on my computer:
grep '^[aeiouy]\?\([bcdfghjklmnpqrstvwxz][aeiouy]\)*[bcdfghjklmnpqrstvwxz]\?$' /usr/share/dict/words | grep ...............
which roughly translates to "allowing one optional vowel at the beginning of the word, find any number of consonant-followed-by-vowel pairs, optionally followed by one consonant at the end; search the local dictionary file for anything that matches the pattern; take the results and filter them for matches containing at least 15 characters in them". There's something to be said for geekery.
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