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Re: Re: VMs: Further investigatio of folio f1r

Hello Dennis,  

======= At 2004-04-07, 18:05:00 you wrote: ======= > >	Have a look at my paper 

---Will do, thanks. 

> >	Under "Verbose Ciphers", I discuss a verbose cipher I >devised called "Cat 
Latin".  Cat Latin takes a Latin >plaintext and produces a ciphertext with about 
the same >single-letter frequencies as Latin but with digraph >frequencies that 
are very different.  The first- and >second-order entropies of Cat Latin match 
those of >Voynichese closely!  However, Cat Latin looks nothing >like Voynichese 
and has far longer word lengths.  

---Interesting, I dd not know there was all that already considered. 

> >	I think 
you will agree that the combinations EVA ><[i][i][i]n>, <[i][i][i]r>, <ch>, 
<sh>, <ee>, <qo>, ><dy>, <ol>, <or>, <os> and <al> are very common in the >VMs. 
If these are present in the source text, a >transposition cipher that *operates 
on the single >characters* would break them up.   I find it hard to >imagine a 
transposition cipher that would *produce* >them in the ciphertext.  

--- Definitely not, unless those are nulls, clusters of nulls or some 
embellishments. But that would mean the additional "encoding" which I hate to 
contemplate, since even without it we have a hard case to crack .-) 

> >	Of 
course, if these combinations are in the plaintxt >and the transposition cipher 
*rearranges them as >units*, it would be conceivable.  

---Interesting idea.

> >	Finally, transposition ciphers typically do not leave 
>word divisions intact.  

Right you are and spaces may be either: a) spaces, but all in wrong places 
(pardon the rhyme),  or b) original spaces can be all deleted, letters shuffled 
and  interposed by spaces functioniing as  "nulls". regards, 


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