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Re: EVA Transcription

    Well, it's nice to see some active discussion anyway. I think Nick has a
good idea here... The EVA alphabet is a great tool for clear discussions of
a particular line or word item. The dain token differs in structure from the
daiin token - and most of those reading the list know what shape the
characters are in.

    GC, is also correct that by developing our own predefined character
strings we may lead ourselves into a mindset that becomes a rule rather than
a tool. No one should state unequivocally that the an, ain, aiin, aiiin are
individual characters by themselves or combinations of c + i + i + end
ligature [or not].

    Nick's comment that we should be discussing this in an environment where
dain isn't written in latin characters is a good idea, but may not aid GC's
comments that we're barking up the wrong tree for statistics. It's an easy
enough task to create password protected a web-bulletin board that will
handle EVA's FONT so we can discuss 8an as it looks, but I don't know if
this will aid in destroying the preconceived character-string problem

    GC - what's your solution to being able to describe daiiin qoteedy
strings without using a latin-based transliteration scheme?


----- Original Message -----
From: "Nick Pelling" <incoming@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <voynich@xxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, January 14, 2002 9:52 AM
Subject: Re: EVA Transcription

> Hi everyone,
> IMO, the basic flaw with EVA isn't the transcription (because every
> transcription [bar one] will be wrong), but trying to communicate via a
> non-HTML-mail mailing list (and hence not being able to use EVA).
> If we were able to move the mailing list to a place where we can post HTML
> emails, then we would be closer to a more useful balance, and EVA - even
> given its limitations - would instantly become very much more worthwhile.
> HTML-mail security issues aside, of course. :-/
> Cheers, .....Nick Pelling.....