CCC '02 J2 - AmeriCanadian

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Time limit: 2.0s
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Canadian Computing Competition: 2002 Stage 1, Junior #2

Americans spell differently from Canadians. Americans write neighbor and color while Canadians write neighbour and colour. Write a program to help Americans translate to Canadian.

Your program should interact with the user in the following way. The user should type a word (not to exceed 64 letters) and if the word appears to use American spelling, the program should echo the Canadian spelling for the same word. If the word does not appear to use American spelling, it should be output without change. When the user types quit! the program should terminate.

The rules for detecting American spelling are quite naive: If the word has more than four letters and has a suffix consisting of a consonant followed by or, you may assume it is an American spelling, and that the equivalent Canadian spelling replaces the or by our. Note : you should treat the letter y as a vowel.

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  • -6
    349081547  commented on Jan. 11, 2020, 10:17 a.m. edited

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    • -9
      Super_User  commented on Jan. 27, 2020, 9:35 p.m.

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        jasone  commented on Feb. 5, 2020, 7:25 p.m.

        it says suffix so it's only at the end

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          TheCallousSword  commented on July 24, 2020, 1:15 p.m.

          Count the syllables using the number of chunks of vowels separated by consonants.

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          alexshao  commented on Feb. 5, 2020, 10:51 p.m.

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    SeanJxie  commented on Oct. 27, 2019, 11:45 p.m.

    Why do I keep getting WA? Everything seems fine to me

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    Harryg33107  commented on Aug. 28, 2019, 12:32 p.m.

    Can I assume the input is all lowercase letters?

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    HARRIBO  commented on Aug. 23, 2019, 7:32 p.m.

    Can someone please tell me why I'm on WA?!?!

    • 0
      magicalsoup  commented on Aug. 24, 2019, 12:09 a.m.

      I recommend you join the dmoj slack, it seems that you need alot of help with questions.

    • 1
      injust  commented on Aug. 23, 2019, 10:42 p.m.

      Also because your input reading logic is funky and you are mutating the list as you iterate through it.

    • 1
      Kirito  commented on Aug. 23, 2019, 10:06 p.m.

      Because your program does not implement the last paragraph of the problem statement.

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    patrickscanlon  commented on June 6, 2019, 8:32 a.m.


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    Charles232  commented on Jan. 17, 2019, 9:19 p.m.

    What if the word has 2 "or"s???

    • 1
      magicalsoup  commented on Jan. 17, 2019, 9:34 p.m.

      it wont happen, according to the ccc test cases, but i believe the problem statement is clear enough

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    AmineHamoura03  commented on Feb. 26, 2018, 11:48 a.m.

    Can someone tell my please why it's WA ?!

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      Iamhussam  commented on Feb. 27, 2018, 5:59 p.m.

      your code searches for "or" anywhere in the word, while it should search for it only in the end. e.g : for input "order" your program outputs : "ourderr"