Words & Stuff

Sol-Fa Word List

(Last modified 9/21/98)

This word list is derived from Webster's 2nd International (1934) and the cmudict word file, minus words which I don't know and aren't in Webster's 9th New Collegiate. It consists of words which could be part of a phrase consisting solely of the sol-fa syllables do re mi fa so la ti. (Adding sol, si, and ut to the allowed strings doesn't help much -- not many more words become available. Though si does allow "similar," and ut and sol allow "outsold.")

a
ad
ado
adore
adored
adorer
adores
afar
Al
ala
alas
am
ami
amid
amido
amidol
amir
ar
are
Ares
as
at
D
do
DOD
dodo
dodos
Dom
dos/DOS
dot/Dot
E
Ed
Edo
el
em/Em
Emil
emir
emit
-er
ere
-es
et
F
fa
fad
far
fare
fared
farer
fares
fat
I
id
idol
if
I'm
imido
ire
is
iso
it
L
la
lad
lala
lam
Lar
Laredo
lares
las
M
mi
mid
mil
mim
Mimi
Mimis
mir
mire
mired
mires
mis-
miso
o
od/OD
Odo
odor
odored
of
ol'
Olaf
om
omit
omitis
or
ore
ores
os/OS
Otis
R
re
red/Red
redo
ref
REM
Remi
remit
reredos
res
ret
retire
retired
retirer
retires
S/'s/-s
so
sod
Sodom
sofa
sofar
sofas
sol/Sol
sola
solar
sore
sores
so-so
sot
T
ti
'til
Tim
timid
tire
tired
tirer
tires
'tis
tit
titi

Here's the Perl program that generated most of the above list. Invoke with the name of the wordlist file to be used as a command-line argument.

#!./perl
# change above to appropriate perl loc -- "#!/usr/sbin/perl", for example.

while (<>)
{
  if (/^(a|e|i|o)?(do|re|mi|fa|so|la|ti)*(d|r|m|f|s|l|t)?$/)
  {
    print;
  }
}

Jed Hartman <logophilia@kith.org>