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Re: VMs: left & right word entropy
On Wednesday 31 Dec 2003 1:01 am, Rafal T. Prinke wrote:
> > Vladimir Sazonov wrote:
> > (2) The morphologically similar words are often near. It can be also
> > rhymes.
> This is interesting. I don't remember if the possibility of
> the VMS being in rhyme (not to call it "poetry") had been
> considered before?
Yes, remember the strange margins in one of the folios (I forgot which one,
now). People have wondered in the past if at least that folio was in verse.
There is a "hump" in the symbol correlation function in pieces in verse (with
all spaces removed) at a distance (in characters) which corresponds to the
verse length. See Figs 5 and 6 in my Cryptologia article. This peak was
absent in prose writing (Fig 7) (please bear in mind that I have only
analysed a few texts).
Interestingly in the vms there is a smallish hump that corresponds to the peak
of the "long line length" in the vms (usually this is the line lengths in
paragraphs, while the "short line length" is given by label lengths).
I always wondered if this hump is due to metric constrains in the text or to
the presence of null (for instance gallows at the start of paragraphs, or
special forms <m>, <z>, <g>, of letters at the end of paragraphs (a bit like
short [middle-word] and long "z" [end-word] in old handwritten Spanish).
That is, of course, Currier's observation of special characters at the end of
Regards to all,
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