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Re: 8200 Voynichese Words
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- Subject: Re: 8200 Voynichese Words
- From: Dennis <ixohoxi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 10 Dec 2000 17:52:09 -0600
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Jorge Stolfi wrote:
> > Suppose the 8200-word dictionary was caused by:
> > 1) A lax orthography, as most orthographies of the time
> > were, and
> > 2) the majority of the tokens are one syllable, but
> > some are two or three syllables, not necessarily from
> > the same word.
> > Do you have any info that would enlighten these
> > possibilities?
> Well, those are basically the main straws the Chinese Theory is
> desperately clinging to...
And the syllabic hypothesis in general. On Sept. 27,
> Jacques Guy wrote:
> > Jorge Stolfi wrote:
> > On the other hand, the KMC structure is not unlike the structure of
> > > single *syllables* in Latin and other natural languages. Syllable
> > > boundaries are partly a matter of convention; but, off of my head, I
> > > would guess that the Latin syllable can be said to have the general
> > > structure SCRVVN where all letters are optional except for one V; and
> > > S, R, and N are specific subsets of the consonnats:
> > >
> > > in prin ci pio cre a vit de us cae lum et te rram
> > > te rra au tem e rat i na nis et va cu a et te ne brae
> > > su per fa ci em a by ssi ...
> > >
> > Look, I know Latin, I know Chinese. The pattern you have uncovered
> > looks
> > strikingly like Chinese. Latin? Let me scratch my head. Scratch...
> > scratch...
> > scratch... scratch... er.... scratch... scratch... please don't wait
> > for me.
> If no one is willing to do this analysis, I plan to do it after
> the school semester is over. (Due to past strikes, that means sometime
> in february 2001...).
It sounds good to me! I look forward to seeing your
results. I doubt that I'll have the time to do it, nor
the expertise. You're our champion number-cruncher!