I am trying to find words in English that mirror the conditioning environments for spirantization of /b, d, g/ in Spanish. I am balancing for proceeding phone, lexical stress, word-internal vs. word-medial etc. I'm holding the following phone constant (to /a/).
I want to be able to search CMUdict for words that have the the exact string of phones I need.
For example, I want to be able to search for a word that contains a word-medial token of /b/ that is preceded by /s/, part of the onset of a stressed syllable, and followed by /a/
I also want to limit this search to nouns. Like by using .[n*] in COCA. And also to integrate frequency (COCA).
I can do orthographic searches on the COCA, but I can't search for the actual phoneme pronounced which is why I like searching on CMU dict. On CMUddict I can also search for stress,but I can't do wildcard searches to get word-medial vs. word-initial tokens. I also can't control for frequency. I have been opening the CMU dict in chrome and doing searchers on the .txt file (using Arpabet)
I guess what I want to do is combine the best of both worlds. I was thinking about generating lists in the COCA and then importing them into CMU dict/ARPABET, but I'm not sure to do this. I'm open for any suggestions. Thanks!!!!