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RE: On the word length distribution

Marvelous, Jorge!  How about a coin-flipping hoax?  or a random generator of some kind to build a hoax?
Anyway, Happy Hols to all of you out there 

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On Saturday, December 23, 2000 1:05 PM, Jorge Stolfi [SMTP:stolfi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] wrote:
> Hi folks, Merry Holidays to all...
> While reviewing my "word grammar" write-up, I noticed another amazing
> statistical coincidence in the distribution of words (not tokens)
> according to length. I posted a note about it on my Voynich page:
>   http://www.dcc.unicamp.br/~stolfi/voynich/00-12-21-word-length-distr/
> Hoping that it is not another false alarm, it looks like an important
> clue about the nature of the "code". (And another nail in the coffin
> of the Chinese theory, *sigh*.)
> If I read the clue correctly, the ball is back in the cryptographers'
> court. Have a busy holiday week! (But hurry: the Millenium is only a
> week away, and Revelations that are not received by the deadline may
> be rejected independently of their merit. 8-)
> All the best,
> --stolfi