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Character n anomaly
I just had a look at the key-like sequences
49v, 57v, 66r, 76r
Putting all these together I noted that looking for isolated
characters in the sequences, h, a, n, p, g, b, j, u do not appear in
any key-like sequences on their own.
I found this not so strange for g, b, j and u since they could be
forms of other characters, but I thought it was curious for h, a, n
and p not to be there (in fact there is a weirdo tall character that
*could* represent p)
So I concentrated for a moment on the frequency duplets in the ms
"_" means space
so obviously "n" is located more often word-terminal, mostly
associated with "i" and with "a".
Out of 994 word *types* containing "n" (at any location), 900 types
contain "ain", "aiin" or "aiiin". I think this is really strange. "n" is (as
noted before) almost exclusively word terminal but in a special
Out of 3384 word types containing "a" (at any location), 1289
So I can't stop thinking that there is something really weird. Note
that this frequencies are about words (so the great frequency of
"dain", "daiin" words does not count).
I remember that Denis Mardle once pointed out that in the
sequence at inner circle of f57v, "aiin" seems to be in the middle of
the sequence as if it was another character. Similarly "sh" appears
in f66r standing on its own...