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Re: VMs: Entropy, was WAR against EVA
> One of my long-held suspicions is that the VMS may simply be an obfuscated
> shorthand, or (more precisely) an obfuscated tachygraphic ("fast writing")
In fact this would fit the "monoalphabetic substitution of N-character glyphs" theory. One
shorthand symbol would probably stand for one syllable. So an N:M substitution. If you take into
account the "latin abbreviation" culture of the times it woudn't even be so innovative.
I read some books on deciphering and codes but they don't often mention syllable-based encoding
schemes. Wasn't the problem with hieroglyphics and linear-b that they encoded syllables and *not*
words or single characters?
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