Rendaku helper


#1

Here’s a script I’d love to write one day (but sadly no time for the foreseeable future).

First define some rendaku rules, e.g. these https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rendaku

Then, for each vocab, check if it follows the rules. If not, add a warning to the wanikani page for the vocab.

Even better if we can think of a consistent mnemonic (eg a little devil) for bad rendaku and add it to the mnemonic.

A good start would be to write a python script that checks kanji against the rules and fills out a spreadsheet for reference at least.

Any thoughts?


#2

Lyman’s law is the only rule though, and I’m not sure how helpful that is cause it can only tell you for sure when a word can’t have Rendaku in one situation.


#3

I feel it’s true we all gain experience of whether a vocab is likely to rendaku or not, tgerefore there must be a reasonable set of rules that give a decent guess. It would be a great start to code up the rules that are around, starting with lyman’s law, and so find the exceptions.