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Re: VMs: Verbs at begin - arabic ??

3/8/03 1:20:22 AM, Vladimir Sazonov <vladimir@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

>As I supposed, the nouns are mostly words starting with o-.
>The most words at the beginning of each page are starting with h-,t-,p-,f.
>Practically no label is starting from this letter.
>I suppose, such words to be verbs, therefore the sentence structure to 
>be like in arabic language.

Yours is an excellent suggestion. Arabic, however, is not the only
language with verb-initial sentences. All Celtic languages
are also verb-initial, and so are Polynesian languages.

>The arabic language has a very low enthropy because of omitted of wovels.

No. Omitting vowels in Arabic increases the entropy.

>We can reach also very small enthropy, if we remove dots above and below 
>arabic characters -
>then we cannot distinct B-N-T-Y and W-F and  S-SH  and R-Z and J-CH and 

Yes! That lowers the entropy immensely. I have read in various books,
that, originally, the Arabic alphabet lacked those dots, and that they
were introduced later. But I can hardly believe that. If it was so,
then reading a text in Arabic would have been a constant, painful
decipherment exercise. A completely dysfunctional writing system.

>Then. arabic language has beginning-forms, middle-forms and end-forms of 
>the same characters, and
>decoding from arabic cipher should be very difficult problem.

No, not really. 

>Has somebody investigated arabic language ?

We have discussed it. It cannot be Arabic written as it now, with
those dots. We never thought of trying "dotless" Arabic, at least
as I remember. I do expect that the entropy of a text written in
"dotless" Arabic would be very low.

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