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VMs: Manchu theory
On Tue, 11 May 2004 at 16:57:58 -0300
Jorge Stolfi wrote (in part):
3) Although Manchu is an agglutinative language, its script
appears to have been influenced by the Chinese script and
hence writtem as separated syllables to some extent. To that
extent, it could match the wordlength statistics of Voynichese.
As per a previous post, I believe there is a near match for
Voynichese wordlength statistics. Near enough that I think there are
ordinary texts to be found that are as much like Voynichese (in this
regard) as Voynichese sections are similar to each other. Some
individual old German texts of the 15th/16th century are quite
If I am found to be mistaken, I would like to continue with a line of
examination that was discouraged by it.
I am predisposed to keep open on the Manchu claim. Maybe because it
is the type of thing I would like it to be. Who can say what might
have been created in, copied in, or passed through Byzantium?
Ciao .......... Knox
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