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

Hi Rene,

At 07:20 25/05/2004 -0700, Rene wrote:
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought that this
was an (as yet unproven) prediction.

I'll see what I can do... :-)

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.

If it is a ciphertext using a verbose cipher, then splitting pairs might usefully serve to make that verbose cipher less visually obvious.

If it is a plaintext based on Japanese or Thai (any others?), then splitting pairs might usefully serve to beautify the text.

Otherwise... random scribal error?

I have seen several arguments why spaces
seem honest separators of words (or other units)

I agree that this probably explains ~nearly all~ Voynichese spaces: but I remain unsettled by these spaces apparently inserted inside <ol> and <or> pairs. We'll need some evidence to quantify this more exactly.

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

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