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Re: VMs: wordlength persistence
At 16:49 26/10/2004 +0100, Marke Fincher wrote:
Have you noticed that the length of a word in the VMs seems
to be connected to the length of the previous word?
Interesting - but three obvious questions:-
(1) Which transcription are you relying on for word-length? (please don't
(2) You give the average (mean), but what are the standard deviations for each?
(3) What about in reverse? (ie length of words preceding 2-letter words etc)
If there is a significantly different distribution forward from backward,
then there might well be a demonstrably non-random asymmetry within these
simple statistics... something to think about, anyway. :-)
Cheers, .....Nick Pelling.....
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