LINGUIST List 11.13

Tue Jan 11 2000

Qs: English word frequency, Undeciphered scripts

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  1. Jean Wang, English word frequency
  2. Krishna Ramaraju, Undeciphered scripts

Message 1: English word frequency

Date: Thu, 23 Dec 1999 22:07:52 PST
From: Jean Wang <>
Subject: English word frequency

Hi all,

I am looking for recent studies on English word frequency,
computational analysis that is similar to Kucera & Francis
(1967). Studies based on spoken texts are expecially welcome. 
Could anyone help with the most up-to-date information?


Jean Wang
Department of Linguistics
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC, Canada
V5A 1S6
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Message 2: Undeciphered scripts

Date: Tue, 04 Jan 2000 21:38:49 -0500
From: Krishna Ramaraju <>
Subject: Undeciphered scripts

Hello. I am trying to compile a list of all hitherto undeciphered
scripts. Does anyone know of any such lists that have already been
compiled or where else I may get info. on undeciphered scripts/glyphs?
I am particularly interested in scripts that are unreadable. I am
already familiar with the most famous cases, i.e. Harappan (Indus),
Linear A, Phaistos Disk and rongo-rongo. 
Thank you very much for any help. 


Krishna Ramaraju
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