PHONEM

Syntax PHONEM (string$)
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This function returns a string (even though the name does not end with $) which is a (more Germanic) phonetic transcription of the supplied string. If two words sound similar or are even homophones, their PHONEM’s are identical. The function is not case-sensitive.

Examples

A$ = PHONEM ("Toolkit")
A$ = PHONEM ("DoolGid")
A$ = PHONEM ("DOLGYD")

All of which return “DOLCYD”.

NOTE

An expression such as:

PRINT PHONEM (a$) INSTR PHONEM (b$)

will always return 0 on pre Minerva ROMs. Use temporary variables to get around this problem:

t1$=PHONEM(a$) : t2$=PHONEM(b$)
PRINT t1$ INSTR t2$

which will work properly.

CROSS-REFERENCE

SOUNDEX, WLD.