8 Replies ・ Started by Alex0710 at 2019-07-25 22:26:52 UTC ・ Last reply by Alex0710 at 2019-07-28 23:15:27 UTC
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Japanese Word Gap Solver

This doesn't have to do anything with tze word, but is there a tool so you can insert the gaps in Japanese words? For example:
And the tool would give answers which syllables can fit into that, for this one はらはちぶんめ for example.

Leebo at 2019-07-26 04:55:13 UTC

Does putting asterisks in, like ははち*め on this site do what you're hoping for? It works for me. Asterisks are wild cards in most search tools.

Leebo at 2019-07-26 04:56:01 UTC

Hmm, I put asterisks in the same spots as you put O's above, but it doesn't display properly on the forum.

lake at 2019-07-26 20:22:22 UTC

Question marks work: a jisho search for は?はち??め will do almost exactly what you want. (Asterisks match one or more characters, whereas question marks match just the one.)

The caveat is that the ? will stand in for any character, not a mora… so there are some bogus results where the ? gets filled in by a kanji whose reading is longer than one mora. But you can filter those out manually.

jakobd2 at 2019-07-27 18:52:28 UTC

@Leebo: That's probably because of Markdown. https://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/basics

* are used to emphasize text.

Alex0710 at 2019-07-28 13:46:32 UTC

I've used asterisks before (not reaaally working for me either) but question marks do their job really well. Thank you so much for your replies!

Leebo at 2019-07-28 13:55:29 UTC

Using the asterisks brings up the word you were asking about, no? Is there some other example where it doesn't work?

Alex0710 at 2019-07-28 23:15:05 UTC

For example: if you type かづめ, a result would be かんづめ. It includes words where something can be at the place of the asterisks, but doesn't have to.

Alex0710 at 2019-07-28 23:15:27 UTC

か * づめ *

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