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Re: VMs: voynich dice game ... sunday thoughts
you've shown some interesting results. The
interpretation is as always difficult. On
your latest E-mail:
--- Marzio De Biasi <voynich@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> In a previous post I noticed how the word length
> distribution of VM
> MATCHES (not only is similar) the distribution
> obtained with 2 dice
> assuming that 3 of the numbers in (3,5,9) have a
> "special meaning" (like
> switch to another cardan grill, change encryption
> schema, ecc.).
> So, one can assume that the spaces in VM are totally
> random and dice driven
This really is not correct. The word length
distribution depends on two main questions:
- which transcription alphabet is used? Depending
on the choice, the distribution will look
different. If it was Eva, it will almost
certainly be wrong. But you can define your
own quite easily and repeat the statistics.
- were the statistics based on all the words in
the Voynich MS (i.e. the corpus), or on all the
differnt words (i.e. the vocabulary). Since the
most frequent words are relatively short, the
two distributions will not be the same
_If_ dice were involved in the creation of the
VMs text, one would have to take into account the
above questions in order to explain _how_.
Keep up the good work,
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