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Re: VMs: Strange pattern (key?)

17/11/2003 10:43:51 PM, "Larry Roux" <lroux@xxxxxxx> wrote:

>"How could someone have devised a language 
>system (whether ciphered or not) without 
>a repeatable template to work to?"

As once again repeated in a recent post, there is a repeatable
template, which accounts for some (from memory) 80% of the

>I think the "language" (or the cypher) grew as the 
>Voy progressed.

Or rather perhaps, the spelling system. Just as
the IPA spelling of Sakao in my notes evolved as I 
understood the phonology better. Closer to home, just
as Frogguy evolved over a few months... and then mutated
into EVA. All that is quite compatible with authors 
struggling to devise an orthography for a language 
never written before (or written in ways they did not
like). Think of all the would-be reformers of English
spelling. Think of Frédéric Mistral, designing a standard
spelling for Provençal--which is now being abandoned
in favour of the old 13th-century standard, e.g. "la font"
vs Mistral's phonetic "la foun" (the fountain).

Beyond mere spelling, it is also compatible with authors
struggling to develop a literary standard for a language
hitherto only spoken.

So, once again, nothing strange there.

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