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Re: VMs: wordlength persistence

Hi Marke,

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 say EVA!)
(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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