word source

Posted by Lewis LaCook | Fri Jul 5th 2002 1 a.m.

==this is the source code for word===would welcome any
suggestions on this, specifically on how to write a
function to randomize the word output in
strings===like, how to get the piece to write a poem
like this, with the words all randomly generated==i
tried one variant, but could only get the piece to
output the same word in a row (the poem ended up being
repetitions of the same word)====

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//actionscript function by Lewis LaCook July 5 2002
//randomize the timer for seeding
random(getTimer);
//declare the character arrays
Vowel=new Array ( )
Vowel[0]="a"
Vowel[1]="e"
Vowel[2]="i"
Vowel[3]="o"
Vowel[4]="u"
Vowel[5]="y"

Consonant=new Array( )
Consonant[0]="b"
Consonant[1]="c"
Consonant[2]="d"
Consonant[3]="f"
Consonant[4]="g"
Consonant[5]="h"
Consonant[6]="j"
Consonant[7]="k"
Consonant[8]="l"
Consonant[9]="m"
Consonant[10]="n"
Consonant[11]="p"
Consonant[12]="q"
Consonant[13]="r"
Consonant[14]="s"
Consonant[15]="t"
Consonant[16]="v"
Consonant[17]="w"
Consonant[18]="x"
Consonant[19]="z"

//randomize string length
num=random(9);
if (num < 3){
Word=Consonant [random (20)]+ Vowel[random(6)] +
Vowel[random(6)] + Consonant [random (20)];
}

if (num > 3 && num <= 6){
Word=Vowel[random(6)] + Vowel[random(6)] + Consonant
[random (20)];
}

if (num > 6 ){
Word=Consonant [random (20)] + Vowel[random(6)] +
Consonant [random (20)] + Consonant [random (20)] +
Vowel[random(6)] + Consonant [random (20)];
}

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  • Plasma Studii | Fri Jul 5th 2002 1 a.m.
    >==this is the source code for word===would welcome any
    >suggestions on this, specifically on how to write a
    >function to randomize the word output in
    >strings===

    cool.

    but you may read some pinker and chompsky. there are funny little
    rules about the actual ordering of sounds. that, strangely, all
    languages seem to follow. (Like why we say "humpty dumpty", "wiggly
    piggly", "hurdy gurdy", " instead of "dumpty humpty", "piggly wiggly"
    which always sound wrong). How come? It's probably part of why we
    say "big mac", "

    random generation of words is hardly source code for the world, but
    so what? You would probably find it more interesting to create a
    sort of programming prioritize-er of those rules, that churn out
    words. more communicative non-sense if they follow more rules as in
    what differentiates Latin from Japanese (surprisingly very little) A
    harder task would be to determine how much effect these rules have on
    each "instance" of the general function, thing called language.

    Not that there are a common set of rules for languages and then
    appendage rules, but (theoretically) there are a set of (often
    conflicting) rules that each language obeys to varying degrees.
    There would be no way to obey them all equally.

    in this fairly large italian/english dictionary, for example, i can't
    find any examples of 3 vowels in a row. Now this is hardly
    representative of the whole language, but you can see there are at
    least some low odds. rather than all or nothing, sequentially (each
    letter in isolation). what if each rule carried a varying weight and
    the final outcome were words where the rules were variables, rather
    than the materials (letters).

    this is how computers can begin to do more than just show off their
    own demo features. They have to integrate with past information (in
    this case, observations about linguistics), effecting the world
    outside of the mechanical box in the present, to not end up the
    un-bio-degradable garbage of the future.

    judson

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  • Max Herman | Fri Jul 5th 2002 1 a.m.
    In a message dated 7/5/2002 4:28:15 PM Central Daylight Time,
    office@plasmastudii.org writes:

    > but you may read some pinker and chompsky

    Judson I've read tons of those dudes, I don't think they pertain to the piece
    at hand in the manner you mention per se, necessarily. Debatable?

    Jim Herman
  • Max Herman | Fri Jul 5th 2002 1 a.m.
    In a message dated 7/5/2002 4:28:15 PM Central Daylight Time,
    office@plasmastudii.org writes:

    > in this fairly large italian/english dictionary, for example, i can't
    > find any examples of 3 vowels in a row

    What about "poeisis"?
  • Max Herman | Fri Jul 5th 2002 1 a.m.
    In a message dated 7/5/2002 4:28:15 PM Central Daylight Time,
    office@plasmastudii.org writes:

    > They have to integrate with past information (in
    > this case, observations about linguistics), effecting the world
    > outside of the mechanical box in the present, to not end up the
    > un-bio-degradable garbage of the future.

    On this sin typo we both agree Judson my good Fanshawe rebelliore.

    Rich Herman
    genius2000.net

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  • Michael Szpakowski | Fri Jul 5th 2002 1 a.m.
    Max
    your posts get more and more baroque.
    I think you should consider a collected
    correspondance.
    best
    michael
    --- Nmherman@aol.com wrote:
    > In a message dated 7/5/2002 4:28:15 PM Central
    > Daylight Time,
    > office@plasmastudii.org writes:
    >
    >
    > > They have to integrate with past information (in
    > > this case, observations about linguistics),
    > effecting the world
    > > outside of the mechanical box in the present, to
    > not end up the
    > > un-bio-degradable garbage of the future.
    >
    > On this sin typo we both agree Judson my good
    > Fanshawe rebelliore.
    >
    > Rich Herman
    > genius2000.net
    >
    > ++
    >

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  • Max Herman | Fri Jul 5th 2002 1 a.m.
    In a message dated 7/5/2002 6:28:51 PM Central Daylight Time,
    szpako@yahoo.com writes:

    > Max
    > your posts get more and more baroque.
    > I think you should consider a collected
    > correspondance.
    > best
    > michael
    >

    I most certainly am considering one, and thank you for the encouragement. If
    you know any literary agents or publishers I need one very badly, due to
    overwhelming debts.

    Unfortunately my brain is gagging on a url which I can only call more
    terrorizing than any human event I can conceive:
    http://newsletter.thing.net/index.php?id'

    There is an idea that all emperors have to obey, and that is called
    "pre-emptive history." I mean, what is up with this small plane shit? Does
    everyone out there know this but stay quiet like whatsherface in the Body
    Snatchers? Perhaps it is because we do indeed have a monstrous consensual
    charade afoot. Maybe that is the gift of 9/11, a rough beast slouching
    toward Bethlehem.

    No one is innocent of this sort of virtual guilt. Suppose you were one of
    the editors of the NYT and you knew the Pentagon plane was fake. Would you
    publish it? Talk about yelling fire in a crowded theater. Is it sedition to
    reveal or even entertain thoughts, secrets, or facts that would burden the
    state? Yes, if the State is under emergency rule as we are now. So why try
    to go to jail? Why dissent during wartime?

    I made a website once about Bush being a liar. It is a criminal offense to
    call one's president a liar? If so I will rapidly take the site down because
    I abhor punishment. What if there is no other president to be found, i.e.,
    BJ Clinton is also on the stand? In such a case the government itself is
    guilty of having created a tyranny and violated the US Constitution beyond
    any reasonable doubt. Military takeover.

    In such a situation we would indeed live under a new thing I read about on
    CNN, constitutional dictatorship. Under a dictatorship, the state determines
    all history both created and recorded. Hitler called it the Big Lie, so big
    it will control your very soul and guardian spirit. Maybe it's like Chronos
    choking on his babies he ate, vomiting after?

    Maybe that url is paranoid malingering which I dearly hope it is. I pray
    there really was a big 757 that hit the Pentagon, and that it wasn't some
    staged military rite to usher in the end times. The film and novel "Starship
    Troopers" portrays a world in which the military has saved humans from the
    social scientists, presumably through military sanitization, only to face the
    Arachnid threat! Far be it from me to judge anyone on anything ever.

    Max Herman
    genius2000.net

    ++
  • wowm .org | Sat Jul 6th 2002 1 a.m.
    www.wowm.org/addiction/addiction/poem.htm
    of course, you can make as many lines as you want
    or just one word in each line

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "lewis lacook" <llacook@yahoo.com>
    To: "wryting" <WRYTING-L@LISTSERV.UTORONTO.CA>
    Cc: "webartery" <webartery@egroups.com>; "rhizome" <list@rhizome.org>
    Sent: Friday, July 05, 2002 6:03 PM
    Subject: RHIZOME_RAW: word source

    > ==this is the source code for word===would welcome any
    > suggestions on this, specifically on how to write a
    > function to randomize the word output in
    > strings===like, how to get the piece to write a poem
    > like this, with the words all randomly generated==i
    > tried one variant, but could only get the piece to
    > output the same word in a row (the poem ended up being
    > repetitions of the same word)====
    >
    >
    > *************************
    > //actionscript function by Lewis LaCook July 5 2002
    > //randomize the timer for seeding
    > random(getTimer);
    > //declare the character arrays
    > Vowel=new Array ( )
    > Vowel[0]="a"
    > Vowel[1]="e"
    > Vowel[2]="i"
    > Vowel[3]="o"
    > Vowel[4]="u"
    > Vowel[5]="y"
    >
    > Consonant=new Array( )
    > Consonant[0]="b"
    > Consonant[1]="c"
    > Consonant[2]="d"
    > Consonant[3]="f"
    > Consonant[4]="g"
    > Consonant[5]="h"
    > Consonant[6]="j"
    > Consonant[7]="k"
    > Consonant[8]="l"
    > Consonant[9]="m"
    > Consonant[10]="n"
    > Consonant[11]="p"
    > Consonant[12]="q"
    > Consonant[13]="r"
    > Consonant[14]="s"
    > Consonant[15]="t"
    > Consonant[16]="v"
    > Consonant[17]="w"
    > Consonant[18]="x"
    > Consonant[19]="z"
    >
    > //randomize string length
    > num=random(9);
    > if (num < 3){
    > Word=Consonant [random (20)]+ Vowel[random(6)] +
    > Vowel[random(6)] + Consonant [random (20)];
    > }
    >
    > if (num > 3 && num <= 6){
    > Word=Vowel[random(6)] + Vowel[random(6)] + Consonant
    > [random (20)];
    > }
    >
    > if (num > 6 ){
    > Word=Consonant [random (20)] + Vowel[random(6)] +
    > Consonant [random (20)] + Consonant [random (20)] +
    > Vowel[random(6)] + Consonant [random (20)];
    > }
    >
    >
    > ******************
    >
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    >
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    >
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