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Frequency Distributions for Phonetic Codes

Knox took the time to plot the frequency distributions from this post, where I looked at the theory that the VMs words are phonetic codes. Here are his results:

Where not included in the title, comparisons are to the Herbal Sections. VMs is in blue-black.

Comparison of phonetic code frequencies between VMs sections and various known texts.

With only 40 words to translate, there cannot be a meaningful series but it would be interesting to see the actual words in position, anyway. If this only shows the power of Genetic Algorithms to match something regardless of significance, why does the old Latin Herbal make the best matches to the Herbal and Astrological sections?

  1. Branko
    November 6, 2012 at 9:08 am

    I just read the analysis of Jorge Stofl’s bloig, which shows the words are formed by the following structure: CVC, VC or V. where each “C” or “V” is a group of characters. Maybe you could take each group of character as phonetic code.
    Anyway, what do you think about that approach?

    congratulations for your Blog.

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