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Re: Plan of Attack

Dennis wrote:

>         So.  Choose three French texts of ca. 1480 (Rabelais and Montaigne are
> later, ~ 1550, so perhaps Marco Polo?), manually break them down into
> syllables, and get counts of the syllables.  Then compare the top 280
> syllables to the 280 Voynichese "words" that fit the Firth paradigm.

Are there rules for determining syllables in Old French, as there are in Latin? In
other words, could this job be automated?