SYL(1)                                                     SYL(1)

     NAME
          syl - syllable counter

     SYNOPSIS
          syl [ -flags ][ -ver ] [ -num ][ file ... ]

     DESCRIPTION
          Syl counts the number of syllables in each word in the input
          text.  The input text can be a file, or words typed in at
          the terminal.  Syl prints each unique word in the file pre-
          ceded by its syllable count, with the words ordered alpha-
          betically within each syllable category.  That is, all one-
          syllable words are printed first, in alphabetical order,
          followed by the two-syllable words, and so on.

          One option is available:

               -num     only print words that have at least num sylla-
                        bles, where num is an integer.

          To use syl interactively, type syl (carriage return), then
          type in the word or words to be counted on the next line.
          Syl will print the syllable count for each word.

          Two options give information about the program:

               -flags print the command synopsis line (see above)
                      showing command flags and options, then exit.

               -ver   print the Writer's Workbench version number of
                      the command, then exit.

     EXAMPLES
          The command:
               syl -5 filename
          will print all the words in filename that have five sylla-
          bles or more.

          The sequence:
               syl (carriage return)
               Who needs a dictionary
          will print the syllable counts for each word in the line.
          When finished, type "control-d."

     BUGS
          Because there are minor rules and exceptions in English, not
          covered by the syl program, the program is about 98% accu-
          rate.

     SUPPORT

     SYL(1)                                                     SYL(1)

          COMPONENT NAME:  Writer's Workbench
          APPROVAL AUTHORITY:  Div 452
          STATUS:  Standard
          SUPPLIER:  Dept 45271
          USER INTERFACE:  Stacey Keenan, Dept 45271, PY x3733 .}f
          SUPPORT LEVEL: Class B - unqualified support other than Div
          452 .}f