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VMs: Strange pair statistics
Take a look at this table of the top 21 VMS EVA pairs.
ch - 1075
ho - 820
ai - 454
ol - 454
in - 441
hy - 415
or - 411
ii - 405
da - 367
sh - 353
ok - 264
yc - 252
he - 240
ot - 238
qo - 229
yd - 213
ct - 212
od - 212
th - 208
rc - 207
dy - 200
Now it is supposed that gallows combinations are single glyphs.
Examine the entries for ct and th which would make up the cth
glyph. The counts here do not match. The discrepancy is 4. If
we then look at triplet counts we see that cty occurs 3 times
and ctc occurs once. Now cty could be a mistake in writing cthy,
which does occur elsewhere and may have been a recurring mistake
'learnt' by the scribe.
Now if we take as read that certain combinations are single glyphs.
Surely the combination ho must be placed in this category with
reference to the above table. It is on the steepest part of the curve.
Note also the pairs yc, yd and rc. These can occur within words and
also appear as y.c, y.d and r.c respectively. All of the top pairs are
predominantly part of a word and not inter word links. Now here's the
question. Why are these three pairs so important that they will link
words more often than being part of words? Also why is their position
so high in the table?
ch never occurs as a word link as expected.
The others that do are as follows.
h.o occurs twice, o.l 5 times, o.r 8 times, d.a once, o.k 14 times,
o.t 5 times, o.d 17 times and d.y 3 times.
Below is the count for the occurance of each pair within a word.
And again the total counts for all occurances.
yc - 252
yd - 213
rc - 207
These three pairs are acting in the opposite manner to all other pairs
this high in the occurance count table. Would this happen in a
language? If a language can be found where certain links between words
are as frequent as this, then the language of the VMS will have
been found. I doubt it will be looking at these statistics. The only
thing that springs to mind is what someone mentioned recently. That is
Of course if word breaks are false in the VMS then this could make sense.
However the plaintext words would have to be so out of synch with VMS
words as to make the content gibberish IMHO.
I came across this tonight while I was checking something else out.
I must admit that I don't know where to go from here. This makes me
think hoax more than ever. I cannot explain this any other way.
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