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    http://www.xoxos.net/software/names1.0.zip
    for windows, pdf manual exhaustively explains anything not apparent from the gui

    thought i'd see how this method worked. my opinion so far is that it's a semi fun language toy, but not a production ready fantasy name solution.

    at first it took a lot of wading to find passable results. the best application i had for yielding actual useful names was to heavily limit it.. adding more possibilies results in wilder output, but if you work with only half a dozen letters and an intended meter you can find more useful names.. so if you do this four or five times with different parameters you'll get several sets of names which will be sufficiently diverse when mixed together.


    examples.. i thought these were 'fairly human sounding but different' - they took a fair amount of wading through wide parameters... olvil, ciura, haro, lasia, cichrilh, ulsulea, rehesh, sala, sarilh, lacli, eshlish, lacev, luca, cucla, toteash, selhsee, husil, halcor, vesa, rove, ashoth, sivalh, cilara, carilh, iashhe, alhvaro, lavelh, seuclius, vaoli, cirolh.

    but using a very narrow set resulted in a much higher percentage of useable names..
    cenade naimde
    naende caceem
    mecena emidme
    amniad daca
    memide meeam
    cedena ecimde
    ciad nemiama
    nanaed miad
    nemine andame
    adniam nane
    cename naicna
    naende daecned

    so i manufactured names in small batches by gradually varying it..
    naelnde dhaechnedh
    neddicedh mecadhni
    necha chanedre
    meldcimedh chanchcani
    nemedh emhanchelm
    ninnamh caclenchnelnh
    drenamaldh alchcrenhund
    meddralnna enenneum
    nadha nedemi
    naeln cumae
    nilemue ulalhen
    luim icil
    nelanad emhcoerd
    elaelun louv
    unimne eduel
    avelnlae auvenna
    lonaen muev
    evhlu naevuon
    imbra neuvh
    uenalul luunon
    naola nevec
    anmede feuanadh
    cenide naodhlo
    vaene difa
    abnide coulla
    molna alam
    oevna luliol
    medhe onna

    nemelc dheulndruln
    munnic midrue
    narmin cridcle
    crinnad manalc
    marcurd dremunh
    dredhard dumu
    ardunac cenuch
    andivnol undi
    onvaarm laam
    alvol cudnon
    uvurn ubomorb
    uluvab ibhad
    counolb cruba
    dunhlaon ciunac
    orbalnu uvolub
    vunculc nalord
    molibrin adcoa
    illam lulard
    cuinonh acab
    bualu vadoil
    ubaven urnhob
    deuld alurm
    ovchaamh elhulim
    eamidh ernivvo
    urndiarch econalh
    adhelme vadinod
    anoden aelolvil
    leovell ciloo
    avendh leuvfro
    hulna noim
    elbrac ebelerc
    cucidh onac
    culloem boavon
    umivil ciernof
    loic clanoucin
    caidhe leddif


    perhaps pick a word or two like firvulag, and just use those letters at first. add in a few modifiers and maybe another consonant, and you'll get better output than just setting each probability as it appears in the english language in general.

    gnomish names -
    0 stuphblobhrirmh sphurfdhir
    1 sturhspli bibhullh
    2 sphusprunghquurnh shurmhquelvh
    3 rubrenc ulnhjat
    4 sthuyonshdilh thurhjinch
    5 sorhquilb blosnirhqui
    6 arhsphighspunt sphurdrishu
    7 spisle ubquodufh
    8 stochenhsphi spungjudh
    9 sabod mullhmubrirh
    10 senchjentmunch angchusno
    11 oybup lirurchgho
    12 umhgujenh junthuvh
    13 shoghsprullh shilhshu
    14 blunhjajorh funghspunsh
    15 sproquo ulspollh
    16 questiglulh ibdesc
    17 sermja bingrey
    18 birflolbsthibh bugbagh
    19 arnhrerh cirmhjughvu
    20 lelvhungho licu
    21 cuyshullh musnumh
    22 nusplufiv sphoulcslest
    23 rabro bromongquenh
    24 slulgjoult socrundsnu
    25 cholculb umulbsnolh
    26 mornhpriscri splibhdhaspuns
    27 uvhburn snophcildquu
    28 emhorchep nubhuclonc
    29 crumhbrung urtmurhmub
    30 merstuong bhisniquun
    31 snoplo splubroulp


    with general sets, for every aalvelg gha and ishallah aaltspe there are a hundred berfbles blorh and dalkijid mijkidoj.

    perhaps the best application is to browse for a while and then go and do something else and let your imagination regurgitate useful names.
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    please let me know if you have any ideas for improvement, or even how this is or could be useful to you.

    as is i need to add extra randomisation to the seed value.. the names displayed on the screen use sequential seeds, and if you use elementary settings, eg. 3 vowels and all syllables beginning with vowel, you'll see the same few vowels in bands.. there's only one rnd operation to the seed before this, i'll add two. might pull my finger out and add a normal file naming dialog for saving the txt file...

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    how does the idea strike you to be able to click on a line of the display and save that name to a list.

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