[Python-ideas] New explicit methods to trim strings

David Mertz mertz at gnosis.cx
Mon Apr 1 22:43:10 EDT 2019

On Mon, Apr 1, 2019 at 8:54 PM Steven D'Aprano <steve at pearwood.info> wrote:

> I can think of at least one English suffix pair that clash: -ify, -fy.
> How about other languages? How comfortable are you to say that nobody
> doing text processing in German or Hindi will need to deal with clashing
> affixes?

 Here are the 30 most common suffixes in a large list of Dutch words.  For
similar answers for other languages, see
https://gist.github.com/DavidMertz/1a4aac0e889097d7bf80d8d41a3a644d.  Note
that there is absolutely nothing morphological here, simply dumb string

% head -30 suffix-frequency-nl.txt
('en', 55338)
('er', 14387)
('de', 12541)
('den', 11427)
('ten', 9402)
('te', 8263)
('ng', 7502)
('es', 7398)
('st', 7102)
('ing', 6949)
('gen', 6836)
('rs', 6592)
('ers', 5581)
('ren', 4842)
('el', 4602)
('ngen', 4451)
('rde', 4255)
('ken', 4203)
('re', 3870)
('je', 3868)
('len', 3784)
('ste', 3680)
('ie', 3658)
('nd', 3635)
('erde', 3620)
('rden', 3593)
('jes', 3307)
('eren', 3193)
('id', 3123)
('rd', 3083)

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