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Utilities for research involving words.

Project description

Python library for some utilities that may be useful for word research.


  • Extract consonant clusters from a word or list of words.

  • Find neighbors of words.

  • Other neighbor utilities, e.g., type of neighbor relationship, position of divergence.

  • Get the syllable count for words or a list of words, or filter lists of words by number of syllables.

  • Get the consonant-vowel structure of a word.


  • Python 3


Using pip install

pip3 install lexlib

From source

git clone for the development version

git clone
cd lexlib
pip install

Download a release

Download the latest release

In a terminal (remember to update the path):

cd path/to/download/lexlib-x.y.z.tar.gz
tar -xvf lexlib-x.y.z.tar.gz
cd lexlib-x.y.z/
pip install


To import the package to use in your project

import lexlib as lx

For documentation on specific functions, see the docs/ directory or the online documentation or enter help(lx.function_name) into your interpreter.


This package is licensed under the terms of the MIT license, copyright (c) 2016-2019 R. Steiner.

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