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VMs: Re: Paradigms Regained
Jacques Guy wrote:
> 14/10/02 21:17:21, Dennis <tsalagi@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >Which brings us back to the theme I like to harp on.
> >the Voynichese 'words' be syllables of a European
> >language like French, Italian, German, Croatian, etc.?
> >Why can't they be? Like Rene, I'm sure that someone on
> >the list has an answer.
> Well, I know French, I know Italian, I don't know
> German or Croatian, but I know Russian. And Spanish.
> And I say: "I can't see any evidence of it".
I must be dense. Could you be more specific? E.g.,
French, Italian, etc. syllables don't have the
paradigmatic nature of Voynichese words, don't have the
relative small number of endings that lead one to think
of Chinese, have too many/too few open syllables, or
something I can't think of?
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