Freq in a bilingual conversation

Kevin Donnelly kevin at
Fri Jun 24 08:42:33 UTC 2011

Hi Leonid

::::On Thursday 23 June 2011 Leonid Spektor said::::
> 	The +s"@s:eng&spa" option needs a star character to match the actual 
> So, the right command is +s"*@s:eng&spa".

Great - this works fine.

> 	A better command would be "freq +l myfile.cha +s at s&eng" for English words
> and command "freq +l myfile.cha +s at s&spa" for Spanish words.
> For more information about the +s at s option type "freq +s at s" in commands
> window. The +l option assigns explicit language tag to every word, thus
> making the use of +s"[- eng]" option unnecessary.

This would indeed be useful, but unfortunately it doesn't work here - I get:
clan/unix/bin/freq +l clan/chats/myfile.cha +s at s&spa
[1] 17700

+s at s Followed by search pattern
    r word
    & stem language marker
    + suffix language marker
    $ part-of-speech marker
    o all other elements not specified by user
  followed by - or + and/or the following
    * find any match
    % erase any match
    word -find "word"

For example:
  find all words with Italian stems
  find all words with Italian stems and part of speech tag "n"
  find all words with English stems and erase all other markers
  find all words with Italian stems and English suffix
No command 'spa' found, did you mean:

I've tried various permutations of +s at s&spa, but no luck. :-(

Pob hwyl / Best wishes

Kevin Donnelly

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