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IPA Zounds

IPA Zounds models language sound changes by applying a given set of sound change rules to a given lexicon. It has a built-in model of the International Phonetic Alphabet, allowing users to write input words in IPA characters and rules using those characters or the distinctive features of the model.

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Recent releases

  •  17 Feb 2006 08:35

    Release Notes: The reverse applier was added to the GUI. Dialects, rule groups, persistent rules, and dates were added to the rules file syntax, allowing restricted transformations. The ability to cancel transformations was added. Error handling of certain problems was improved. The documentation was revised to be more like a tutorial.

    •  17 Jan 2006 22:42

      Release Notes: A bug in saving results from the GUI has been fixed. A bug in X-SAMPA conversion has been fixed. The PyGTK requirement has been increased to version 2.8.

      •  30 Nov 2005 22:33

        Release Notes: This release adds support for transliterating input and output into and out of non-IPA scripts, using user-defined mappings (IPA and X-SAMPA support built in). It adds a reverse sound change applier to the zounds module and script. It adds a delayedrelease binary feature and alveolar and postalveolar affricates to the IPA model.

        •  18 Jun 2005 04:35

          Release Notes: distutils support was added so that files will be installed correctly. This also provides a Windows installer. Unnecessary English localization files were removed. A bug with threading when an error occurred during a transformation was fixed.

          •  22 Nov 2004 05:24

            Release Notes: A bug in GUI display of rules due to a change in PyGTK 2.4.1 has been fixed. Exception handling when opening empty files has been added.


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