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Linearity, Calligraphy and Syntax in the Rongorongo Script
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Abstract The linear, calligraphic and syntactic observable attributes in rongorongo signs would point to the fact that they were not merely arranged ‘pretty pictures,’ rather than part of an organized system with an internal scriptural-like logic. Expand
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The Corpus Problem in the RongoRongo Studies
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Rongorongo studies currently represent a complicated specialty area of Rapanui research, replete with controversy and fundamental difficulty in perception. Expand
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Some Considerations about the Kohau Rongorongo Script in the Light of a Statistical Analysis of the ‘Santiago Staff’
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This paper deals with the distributional analysis of a recurring pattern on the Easter Island artifact known as the ‘Santiago Staff’ (‘SS’ from now on). Expand
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Structural Observations Regarding RongoRongo Tablet ‘Keiti’
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A corpus-based study of tablet ‘Keiti’ (text E) that repeats itself 10 times, consisting of almost equal lengths of glyphs of similar designs. Expand
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On a “kinetic”-like sequence in rongorongo tablet “Mamari”
Abstract The paper addresses the question of “kinetic”-like attributes observed on a choice of glyphs in rongorongo tablet “Mamari” (lines 9–10, side b, text C). This tablet, a medium-sizedExpand
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The Rongorongo Script: On a Listed Sequence in the Recto of Tablet “Mamari”. Part II
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We propose that there is some evidence to assume that these two glyphs are highly correlated in other fragments of text across the RR corpus, as either separate constituents /600/ and /700/, with one or more intervening glyphs, or as part of a compound form /605/, or /606/, requiring the “hand” glyph /006/ to appear before the "fish" glyph /700/. Expand
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The Rongorongo Script: On a Listed Sequence in the Recto of Tablet “Mamari”
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A mixed-methods approach has been adopted since it has the potential to coalesce advantages in terms of ethnography, text analysis and statistics. Expand
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“Harmonic”-like structures in the rongorongo script
Abstract Rongorongo script is characterized by a choice of scribal techniques, allowing for adjustments and paraphrasing within the analyzed texts. Variation, interchanging and permutationExpand
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On Stylometric Features of H. Beam Piper’s Omnilingual
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We study the style of a science fiction novelette, and propose a testable hypothesis. Expand
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On a 20th Century Codex: The Flight into Egypt
Abstract As we examine an illustrated modern book, a number of phenomena featuring the interrelation of script-like and pictorial elements draw the attention. The inventive art of Timothy C. ElyExpand