Sound Change Applier

First, you should take a look at the original Sound Change Applier by Mark Rosenfelder.


I had been running the Mac version provided on the above page, but it's a Classic app, and I wanted a native OS X version. So, I compiled this and put it here for you!

Using the Sound Change Applier 

Because it's been compiled as a standard command line tool, the Sound Change Applier will run in the terminal and accept arguments and control parameters, unlike the Classic version. For documentation on the program's arguments, parameters and functionality, see the link above.

You'll need to start the program from Terminal. Start by navigating to the directory that contains your lexicon (.lex) and sound change (.sc) files so that the Sound Change Applier can find them. Then enter the path to the program to run it. From there, you're on your own. Refer to Mark Rosenfelder's documentation


I compiled this with Project Builder on Mac OS X 10.3.9, and I haven't tested it on anything else myself. Other users have reported success with 10.2.8 and 10.4.6, I expect it sholud work fine on all 10.2.x through 10.4.x and up. In fact, I can't imagine why it wouldn't work on anything as low as 10.0, but I still make no guarantees. If you can't get this to work, you might want to take a look at the source code, give it a try yourself, and let me know how it goes.

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for Mac OS X


Double-click to expand the archive and copy Sounds to your Applications folder (or wherever you'd like to keep it).

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