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

Jan wrote:
> >2) spaces have more variation of letters around
> >   them than the other characters.
> Each space - except at the beginning or at the end of the  paragraph (or page)  - has  two neighbours, both of them being letters.  That is not so for  the starting or ending letter of each "word". 

	Word beginnings and endings do follow a pattern, this
has to mean something.

> On the other hand, there is a really valid suspicion for additonal spaces as zeroes: the undisputable "shortness" of the VM words. 


	What does anyone think about my old hypothesis - that
the "words" are in fact syllables?  (If this were true,
French would be a good candidate for the underlying
language.)  I don't know of a language written this
way, at least in a phonemic system.  Japanese might
qualify for a syllabic/logographic system. 

> Unless we find the language that would fit the VM as it is, without any reasonable doubt, the jury cannot discard the posibility of the additional zeroes. 

	Arabic inserts spaces within words.  I don't know what
its rules are for doing this.  Perhaps calligraphic?  I
recall that Arabic letters vary in form depending on
where they are in words.  

> And after we return back from Manchurian detour there will be even languages to worry about :-).

	Manchu might be another example, since the reading of
letters seems highly context-sensitive.  

	But one can find examples of so many different things
in known human languages!  And there can always be new
inventions, after all.  So all that doesn't prove
much.  (Sound familiar?)

	It's pretty obvious that the spaces mean something and
aren't inserted at random, so I don't think they are
nulls, even such nulls as might be inserted by a
careless cipher clerk.  

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