Asheninka: a Syllable Parser

A tool that explores different algorithms for parsing orthographic words into syllables and inserting discretionary hyphens in words

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Asheninka, which runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux, allows you to quickly compare syllabification of thousands of words. You can import word lists from Paratext and FLEx, syllabify them, and export the resulting hyphenated words for use by Paratext and InDesign. You can also compare what is different between two sets of data. In addition, it functions as a spelling checker. (If a word will not syllabify, it may have a typo.)

Approaches

Asheninka offers up to six syllabification algorithms. (The current, alpha version only has the CV Approach.)

See the Introduction to Syllabification document on the resources page for more on these algorithms.

Syllabification

One can quickly see the predicted syllabification for words and can compare the predicted results with the correct, expected results.

Compare

One can easily make a backup of the current state of an implementation and then compare it to a previous state.

Common questions

What operating systems does Asheninka run on?
Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows.

Why is it called an Alpha version?
Many of the intended features for it are still not implemented.

See full FAQ list

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