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by dirkroorda
January 16th, 2018, 5:20 am
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Minimal Pairs for Greek Phonology
Replies: 19
Views: 11787

Re: Minimal Pairs for Greek Phonology

I moved the minimal pairs from the BHSA repo to a new one: lingo . I generated sets for greek and hebrew lexemes and occurrences (4 sets). The Hebrew occurrence set is done with the words in a semi-phonetic representation that I produced a while ago. More than a billion comparisons have been made; t...
by dirkroorda
January 15th, 2018, 6:12 pm
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Minimal Pairs for Greek Phonology
Replies: 19
Views: 11787

Re: Minimal Pairs for Greek Phonology

That is pretty cool. These pairs seem wrong for different reasons: ברא בוא ζάω ζέω The first pair differs by more than one sound ('bara'/'bore'/'bora' vs. 'bo' -- I think it's still a consistent list, just not phonological). The second pair don't seem to be real, inflected words at all, and the rea...
by dirkroorda
January 15th, 2018, 6:09 pm
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Minimal Pairs for Greek Phonology
Replies: 19
Views: 11787

Re: Minimal Pairs for Greek Phonology

This has been a stimulating topic for me. Now I'm looking into how the python Levenshtein module handles diacritics. A question arose for me: Are there any minimal pairs (in terms of Greek phonology) which have an edit distance of two or greater? Presumably a diphthong swapped with a single vowel w...
by dirkroorda
January 15th, 2018, 4:42 pm
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Minimal Pairs for Greek Phonology
Replies: 19
Views: 11787

Re: Minimal Pairs for Greek Phonology

Yes, morphology doesn't match phonology perfectly. καινος and κενος have a Levenshtein distance of 2 but phonologically identical (in imperial/modern); then ἑνος is a 'minimal pair' with both of them phonologically, but 3 edits from καινος. To get the result Jonathan originally set out for, one wou...
by dirkroorda
January 11th, 2018, 4:47 am
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Minimal Pairs for Greek Phonology
Replies: 19
Views: 11787

Re: Minimal Pairs for Greek Phonology

I did it for Hebrew here: https://github.com/ETCBC/bhsa/blob/master/programs/minimalPairs.ipynb It should work for Greek as well: if you make a list of all words, this program can compute all minimal pairs of that list. Written in Python (3), with a Levenshtein module. Follow the link, and you'll se...

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