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*To*: voynich@xxxxxxxx*Subject*: Re: Diringer and 's "imprecision" and copy(-daiin) was: intercultural artefact*From*: Nick Pelling <incoming@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>*Date*: Sat, 26 Jan 2002 10:58:03 +0000*In-reply-to*: <200201260112.g0Q1C1l19498@mail2.alphalink.com.au>

Imagine English written in the *ultimate* deficient alphabet: only one letter!

The above Cv, cvc vc vcc. Vcvcvcv v ... etc., etc., becomes:

xx xxx xx xxx xxxxxxx x

The original question was: what is the probability of finding the same word exactly P positions apart?

The new question is: what is the probability of finding the _same-length_ word exactly P positions apart?

If the language forbids the same word occurring twice in a row, I think it will still show in the statistics.

Does anyone care to comment on this hypothesis before I test it?

x xxxxx xxxx xxx xxx xxxxxxxxxx xxx. :-)

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