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Re: VMs: Four column model/paradigm...
Nick Pelling wrote:
> I've developed my "four column" model (from f78r) into something more
> substantial: here's a diagram of a Markov model which explains what I'm
> Each box represents a Markov state, starting with [Start] and ending with
Very interesting. It's largely consistent with the
two paradigms I
quoted. I haven't got to look at Stolfi's
crust-core-mantle, but it probably is. Your idea is
really more sophisticated.
There still aren't many constituent verbose cipher
elements. I'm not familiar with shorthand systems,
modern, Tironian notae, or in-between. I believe
modern systems contain a fair number of glyphs, say
~300-400. Am I right?
One could regard the two older Voynichese paradigms as
squares, roughly 20x20. Are you thinking the
underlying shorthand elements are items in such a grid?
(Of course, your system isn't as simple as a grid, but
even with the older paradigms, there are a lot of empty
spaces in the grids. You're trying to eliminate these
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