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Re: an ain aiin as numbers...?

The idea that the VM might contain Roman numerals suggests some approaches for
trying to find them based on these properties:

- there is a limited set of symbols (I, V, X, L, C, D. M)
- the VM symbols that represent them should occur together frequently, not
separated by
other symbols
- some would be repeated but others not ( ..XXX.. is legal but not ..VVV.. )
- some combinations are permitted in one order but not the other
    (  ..CV.. is legal but not ..VC.. )

Bruce Grant

Nick Pelling wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> >EVA "d" might then be a code for "V" (or perhaps "U" as well) - and
> >"daiin" could be VIII (ie 8). "dain dain" could be "6 6" - ie, 66 or
> >perhaps 6x6.
> Ooops - "dain dain" would actually be "7 7" - ie, 77 or perhaps 7x7. But
> the principle remains the same. :-)
> Also: "ar", "air", and "aiir" might encode "1st", "2nd", and "3rd" (etc).
> Note that if this is true, then it is quite possible that one or other of
> "a(i*)r" and "a(i*)n" only appears within numbers, whereas the other one
> would also be used in words containing "i".
> Cheers, .....Nick Pelling.....