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Re: Sukhotin's algorithm etc
I thought that this is worth sharing with the list.
On 20 Jan 2001, at 9:07, Mark Perakh wrote:
> Gabriel, in your list five VMS characters which supposedly are vowels are
> shown in green, and one in white. Those five which are in green I found in
> the conversion table on Rene's site, but the white character I did not
> found in that table. Characters that correspond to R and T in Currier's
> alphab have both some similarity to that white character, but not exactly.
> ??? Mark
The story goes like this. Currier created an alphabet that does not
cover all the characters in the vms. EVA does :-), so I converted
from EVA to Currier and those EVA-chars which do not exist in
Currier's (which is written in capitals) were left in EVA (which is in
So the character in white similar to a @ (EVA <u>) is not present
in Currier alphabet's, but it is still present in the ms.
EVA u seems like a squashed EVA <on> or even <an>, so it may
not be a character on its own, perhaps just a funny ending <a>
since it appears at the end of words
- (this reminds me that at primary school I was taught to write a
different shape of z (extending below the line) when it is word final. I
do not know if this silly detail is taught anywhere else)-
Anyway, <u> appears about 6 times, always word ending:
Moreover, the Z of the FSG alphabet recognised by Sukhotin's
algorithm cannot be a vowel, because Z is a suffix to indicate a
complex gallow (in EVA) c*h, where * is one of the 4 gallows. At
most, the Z could be thought as an overimposed <ch> over the
gallow, but in any case, it is not sequentially correct.
I hope this helps.