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Re: VMs: Folio and Quire numbers

Hi everyone,

At 00:12 01/04/2004 +0100, Jeff wrote:
What rules to you suppose were used to determine null insertion? If word ending rules were strict then nulls would need a similar ruleset. Also which units do you see as null? I only see candidates for a verbose structure. The placement of characters adheres to too rigid a structure to allow the scribe any latitude.

I'd say that - given our present dissensus on basic issues, like "what is a character?" - positing nulls in Voynichese is much like a scaled-down version of the hoax assertion: "that which cannot be comprehended must be meaningless".

As a general rule, perhaps we should be a little more confident about identifying <that which is signal> before venturing into the land of <that which is noise>?

P.S. Nick I am finding quite a lot of evidence for some if not all of your theories. I hope this doesn't disappoint too much. :-)

Not at all: I'm quite sure we're considering different kinds of evidence. :-)

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

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