Archive for the 'Phonology' Category

Don’t be misled by the title of this post: The Name Inspector has not started outsourcing his content to Demand Media. He simply felt that he had to find a way to acknowledge National Grammar Day, founded to promote good grammar and observed just this past Friday. But given his misgivings about pop prescriptivism and the [...]

Suppose you want to write a computer program to look for unregistered domain names. You could devise a simple algorithm to produce all possible combinations of four letters, five letters, six letters, etc. But that would give you a whole mess of unpronounceable domains, like So, you might want to strategize a little. You [...]