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Re: VMs: Arabic and Voynich

4/8/03 10:03:20 PM, Bruce Grant <bgrant@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>Could it be written in Maltese? As I understand it, Maltese is essentially
>a dialect of Arabic, but written (at least today) in a Roman alphabet with
>some diacritics.

If it is Maltese, it has to be in the "side-dotted" Arabic 
alphabet. Maltese entropy is much, much too high, whether
written in the Latin or the standard Arabic alphabets.

It is hardly a dialect, BTW. It is so full of Italian
words that I doubt an Arab speaker would understand
half of if. I almost understand half of it because I
know a lot of Italian and a little bit of Arabic.

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