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Re: VMs: Split -ol- pairs...?

--- Nick Pelling <incoming@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi Rene,

> So: if (English) 'th' was the equivalent of (Currier
> A EVA) "ol", why would 
> nearly all "h-" words be preceded by "-t" words?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought that this
was an (as yet unproven) prediction.

I am very skeptical about any theory that assumes
spaces could be arbitrary, or inserted deliberately
in the wrong places. 
I have not yet heard a good argument why this should
be so. The fact that we can't make anything of
the text under the alternate hypothesis ("spaces
are real") does not count, IMHO.

I have seen several arguments why spaces
seem honest separators of words (or other units)
1) label words are found in the text, flanked
   by spaces
2) spaces have more variation of letters around
   them than the other characters. This is also
   observed in English and Latin p.t. This is 
   a quantitative result I once obtained
   (using the Currier alphabet), not just an

That of course does not close the issue, but
explains my point of view.

Cheers, Rene

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