2010年12月23日

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1998/11/25, posted by Jorge Stolfi

--- okal (VERY COMMON) -------------------------------------------

A very common word in the VMS. It could mean "Sun", or perhaps "Moon". (Or "water"; the planet Mercury is literally "Water-Star" in Chinese... 8-)

--- opchol dy (RARE) ---------------------------------------------

The words "opchol dy" or "opcholdy" do not seem to occur elsewhere, but there are half a dozen near misses:

"otshol dy" occurs in Herbal-A text (f7v).

"qokchol dy" ditto (f18r).

"okchaldy" ditto (f23v).

"opchaldy" ditto (f45r).

"okchol do" ditto (f52r).

"ofsholdy" is a Zodiac star label (Cancer, f72r3).

"ypcholdy" is a Pharma plant label (f102v1).

"yteeoldy" mentioned in Pharma text (f101r1).

--- ytoaiin (RARE) -----------------------------------------------

My concordance finds no exact recurrences, but does find half a dozen near missses:

"ykoaiin" in the text under the same diagram (f67r2, line 1), and in an early herbal-A page (f3v, line 1).

"qokoaiin" in the text under the same diagram (f67r2, line 3), and part of a label in the Cosmo diagram overleaf (f67v2).

"otoaiin" in text around a "Sun face" on a nearby page (f68r2), and in an early herbal-A page (f1v, line 5).

"okoaiin" in a Pharma text (f89v1, line 10).

"opyaiin" in a herbal-A page (f23r, line 1).

--- dolchsody (VERY RARE) ------------------------------------------------

Occurs just once more (split and without the "s" plume), on page f66r, line 19:

...daiin daiin dal DOL CHEODY dairaly dairal...

--- okain am (VERY RARE?) ------------------------------------------------

Occurs once more (with the "q" prefix), on f111v, line 9:

...okeey qokeey qokey qOKAIN AM- soiin shed qoksheo...

But "am", like most words ending with "m", is almost surely an abbreviation (note its occurrence at end-of-line). The word "okain" alone is extremely common.

--- yfain (VERY RARE? VERY COMMON?) -------------------------------------

The word "yfain" itself does not seem to occur elsewhere. On the other hand some `equivalent' words like "okain", "ykain", "otain", "ytain" etc. are exceedingly common.

--- ofar oeoldan (VERY RARE) --------------------------------------------

The word "ofar" is very common, but "oeoldan" does not seem to occur elsewhere, not even in disguise ("ysoldon", "araldan", etc.).

(BTW, the whole phrase "ofar oeoldan" did not make it into the index because of a bug in my code, in the handling of comma-spaces. One more thing to fix for the next release...)

--- doaro (VERY RARE) ---------------------------------------------------

The concorance shows no other occurences of this word or its `equivalents' ("dyary", "doary", "daosy", etc.).
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