I know this topic has been touched on here and other places on the web, but it doesn't seem anyone has come up with a good solution. What I would like is to apply
lettrine to a paragraph so it always just uses the same pattern. e.g. Select the first word of the paragraph, Drop cap the first letter and small cap the rest of the word, or if the first word is only one letter small cap the full second word.
so, is there someway that latex can parse the paragraph so that if the first word has more than 1 letter the first letter will be #1 and the rest of the word will be #2 and the rest of the paragraph will be #3... and if the first word is 1 letter it makes the full second word #2 and then the following words in the paragraph #3