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VMs: Re: Paradigms Regained

> Philip Neal wrote:
> >
> > ... only a minority
> > of Voynich characters ever occur twice in the same word, and
> > most characters have a strong preference for a fixed position in
> > a word relative to other characters

Both of these characteristics would make sense if the VMS consisted of
numbers written in a system like the Greeks used to use, where each letter
represented a different number of units, tens, or hundreds.

In a system like that you would also expect that certain sets of letters
would tend not to appear together in the same word (e.g. the letters for 40
and 50). Has anyone looked at whether there are letters which tend to avoid
each other?

Bruce grant