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  • minichromosome if cvcvcccvcvcvcv redistributive also

    November 11, 2010

  • Thanks, mollusque.

    November 8, 2010

  • Tank Hughes' blog shows that the tagging had started by January 14, 2010.

    November 8, 2010

  • Responding to ruzuzu's question on my profile, we starting tagging convowel paterns nine or ten months ago, according to the comments I made on Tank Hughes profile.

    November 8, 2010

  • yes but linguists use convowel patterns which contain the actual letters or phoneme .. using the c and v only, I've never heard of that specifically. but programmatically it makes sense to me.

    November 7, 2010

  • Linguists use "convowel" patterns to discover, define, and elaborate paradigms in the stem changes and markings for tense, aspect, number, case, and other grammatical cues in languages or comparative historical changes in the languages and language groups they study.

    On this website, the scant few who tag words by their convowel patterns do so for various reasons. For instance, some of the patterns are palindromic, e.g., vcvvcv. Using such tags allows one to group disparate words that wouldn't otherwise be associated, in this instance.

    November 7, 2010

  • 'discover a pattern' I like that aspect .. find out which words overlap patterns and try to develop an algorithm out of it .. the purpose still escapes me at the moment but may be useful to auto create words from the root spelling patterns. worth a thought.. for the future. noted.

    November 7, 2010

  • I suppose the point has to do with wanting to make order out of chaos, or discover a pattern that nobody has seen before, or collect an example of each variation (regardless of whether the variations are infinite). I think it's the same impulse that draws us toward classifying life into kingdoms, and words into lists, and posts on this site into SPAM or not-Spam.

    It's what we do to pass the time. :-)

    November 7, 2010

  • oh i see.. hmm. well that could go on forever! what's the point though, I don't get it.

    November 6, 2010

  • Well, "oh, interesting" has the patterns vc for oh, and vccvcvccvcc for interesting. Now I'll go tag those two words with those two tags.

    November 6, 2010

  • oh, interesting! example please..

    November 6, 2010

  • No, no. I was only kidding when I was pretending not to know what such tags represent. The c's are consonants, and the v's are vowels. The patterns are lovely and awe-inspiring. See the tags for convowel.

    November 6, 2010

  • something i found in the tags .. needs to be deleted, it's gobbledy-goo.

    November 6, 2010

  • (what the hell is this?)
    Edit: never mind. Got it.

    November 6, 2010

  • If it is, it's a yummy kind. Is there such a thing as vegetarian Spam? Anti-Spam? Like tempeh maybe... or... oh, no--it'd be tofu.

    TOFU!

    November 6, 2010

  • SPAM!

    November 6, 2010