there is a /and a letter next to every word in the us_eng ect. dictionary s and I would like to know the reason and what they stand for thanks

Asked by tlcasey100 on 2011-11-13

I just need to know if I need to add the /MS for example to words I add to the .dic or not and what the /MS does or means.

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mycae (mycae) said : #1

It depends on what ".dic" format you mean.

For example, from the Hunspell manpage:
       A dictionary file (*.dic) contains a list of words, one per line. The
       first line of the dictionaries (except personal dictionaries) contains
       the word count. Each word may optionally be followed by a slash ("/")
       and one or more flags, which represents affixes or special attributes.
       Default flag format is a single (usually alphabetic) character. In a
       Hunspell dictionary file, there is also an optional morphological field
       separated by tabulator. Morphological desciptions have custom format.

mycae (mycae) said : #2

Oh, for your case, you may want to read the section entitled
"Morphological analysis" in the link I posted above.

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