#220 Hunspell should prefer inflection to compounding

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2012-07-09
2012-07-09
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The Hungarian word 'szekrénysort' is analysed as szekrény + sort, a nonsensical compound of two nouns, instead of szekrénysor + t, i.e. a noun + the accusative mark.

My best guess is that Hunspell prefers compounding to inflection during analysis, which is clearly wrong in this case. I cannot bring any more examples from the top of my head, so I cannot test this hypothesis; but I decided to write it down nevertheless in case it may be of some help.

Discussion

  • Eleonora
    Eleonora
    2012-11-11

    If the compound word were 'vászonsort', then more probable vászon+sort was the most probable root, and the inflection version: vászon+Sor+acc was unlike.
    Same type of word is 'néppárt', it is likely nép+párt, and less likely nép+pár+acc.