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Re: VMs: Strange pair statistics

Hi Jeff,

At 23:57 15/01/2004 +0000, Jeff wrote:
Take a look at this table of the top 21 VMS EVA pairs. <...>
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.

I believe you're mainly looking at the "cho" statistics (as "ch" is plainly intended to be read as a single glyph). IIRC, "cho" appears a lot more in Language A than in Language B, though I don't recall what the relative proportions are when you remove verbose cipher-like pairs ("ol", "or", etc).

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.

IMO, if you'd started from glyphs rather than from strokes, a lot of these mystifications would probably not have arisen in your mind - frankly, the VMs is mysterious enough without working so hard to make it even more problematic. :-o

Cheers, .....Nick Pelling.....

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