The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive


Tally of the Graphemes

Each word of the text "Virtual, not Real" remained indecipherable; how
could it be otherwise? But the tablet itself presented a wealth of
information, as indicated by a further tabulation based on instances and
statistics. While the skein of meaning - if there is such - may be
permanently lost, the interstices of the skein are visible as words and
other markings (and which are words and which are other markings?) are
tallied, placed within a raster of sorts. It has to be acknowledged that
the constitution of a grapheme itself is dubious; first, how does one sign
become differentiated from another, and second (related), how does a part
of one sign differentiate itself? And both part and sign are taken for
granted as well above the noise-level of the tablet - in other words, if
'v' is an element (as perhaps it may be), one has to recognize the dis-
tinction between 'v' and 'u' (based on the _integration_ of the 'curve of
"v"'), and 'v' and 'w' (based on, not only duplication, but _duplication_
within a single instantiation - otherwise one might have, for example,
'rewing the engine' in equivalent relation to 'revving the engine,' which
it, most likely, is not in any spoken or written language to our
knowledge).

So what does the following list tell us? That the origin of _this_ system
of signifiers and components (however the nomenclature) is clearly devised
as operative within a statistical regime - which is nothing more than a
mapping from the (presumed) semantics of the original tablet to a simpler,
easier to understand semantics, based on a fundamental rearrangement, even
reorganization - which nonetheless remains true to the original in all
senses of the word, since nothing but meaningless order is lost in the
fray.


Word	Frequency	%

-	6	0.64
"	4	0.43
(	8	0.86
)	8	0.86
,	100	10.71
.	19	2.03
:	3	0.32
;	17	1.82
?	3	0.32
_this_	1	0.11
a	9	0.96
ability	1	0.11
abjection	2	0.21
acceptable	1	0.11
across	1	0.11
action	1	0.11
adhere	1	0.11
adheres	1	0.11
against	2	0.21
all	4	0.43
already	4	0.43
also	1	0.11
always	1	0.11
among	4	0.43
an	10	1.07
and	17	1.82
another	1	0.11
any	1	0.11
aporia	1	0.11
apparent	1	0.11
appearance	1	0.11
appears	1	0.11
applica-	1	0.11
apporaches	1	0.11
are	1	0.11
Aristotelian	1	0.11
as	11	1.18
association	1	0.11
at	2	0.21
attempt	1	0.11
autobiography	1	0.11
avatar	3	0.32
avatars	1	0.11
away	1	0.11
bad	1	0.11
behind	1	0.11
being	1	0.11
between	4	0.43
beyond	2	0.21
bodies	1	0.11
body	3	0.32
body-speech	1	0.11
both	2	0.21
boundary	2	0.21
breakdown	3	0.32
breaks	1	0.11
but	5	0.54
by	5	0.54
can	1	0.11
can't	1	0.11
carries	1	0.11
case	1	0.11
characters	1	0.11
clarified	1	0.11
clarify	1	0.11
classical	1	0.11
clear	1	0.11
close	1	0.11
closely	1	0.11
closer	1	0.11
code	1	0.11
comfort	1	0.11
commanding	1	0.11
compresses	2	0.21
confuses	2	0.21
considering	1	0.11
considers	1	0.11
constantly	1	0.11
constituation	1	0.11
constitutes	1	0.11
construct	1	0.11
contains	2	0.21
contortions	1	0.11
contradiction	1	0.11
corruption	1	0.11
cough	1	0.11
course	1	0.11
crude	1	0.11
day	1	0.11
death	3	0.32
defend	1	0.11
dem-	1	0.11
demonstrate	5	0.54
dependent	1	0.11
described	1	0.11
description	1	0.11
desired	1	0.11
desiring	1	0.11
determines	1	0.11
different-	1	0.11
direction	2	0.21
dis	2	0.21
discussed	1	0.11
discussion	2	0.21
dis-embody	1	0.11
distance	1	0.11
distribution	1	0.11
down	1	0.11
dream	1	0.11
elementary	2	0.21
embedded	1	0.11
empathetic	1	0.11
ends	1	0.11
endured	1	0.11
epistemological	2	0.21
events	1	0.11
every	2	0.21
everyday	1	0.11
everyone	1	0.11
everything	1	0.11
examined	1	0.11
except	1	0.11
exhausting	1	0.11
existence	2	0.21
exterior	1	0.11
external	1	0.11
eyes	2	0.21
facade	1	0.11
fall	1	0.11
false	1	0.11
falsely-recursive	1	0.11
favor	1	0.11
fictional	1	0.11
first	2	0.21
fits	1	0.11
fitts	1	0.11
food	1	0.11
for	2	0.21
foregrounded	1	0.11
form	1	0.11
founded	1	0.11
freeze	1	0.11
from	1	0.11
fulfill	1	0.11
fundamental	1	0.11
futile	1	0.11
game	1	0.11
game-space	1	0.11
gestural	1	0.11
ghost	4	0.43
ghost-	1	0.11
ghost-epistemologies	1	0.11
ghost-organs	1	0.11
glance	1	0.11
go	1	0.11
good	1	0.11
hallucinatory	1	0.11
has	1	0.11
have	1	0.11
history	1	0.11
holarchy	1	0.11
holds	2	0.21
hole	1	0.11
hungry	4	0.43
I	5	0.54
iated	1	0.11
if	2	0.21
implies	2	0.21
important	1	0.11
in	19	2.03
indexical	1	0.11
ineluctable	1	0.11
inhabitation	1	0.11
inhabited	1	0.11
inherent	1	0.11
intermediary	1	0.11
internal	1	0.11
is	29	3.10
isn't	2	0.21
it	6	0.64
its	3	0.32
it's	1	0.11
itself	4	0.43
just	1	0.11
knowledge	1	0.11
labors	2	0.21
law	1	0.11
leads	1	0.11
least	1	0.11
level	1	0.11
levels	1	0.11
lieu	1	0.11
life	1	0.11
like	2	0.21
likely	1	0.11
logic	3	0.32
loss	1	0.11
madman	1	0.11
Madness	1	0.11
magic	1	0.11
make	1	0.11
mapping	1	0.11
maps	1	0.11
masquerade	1	0.11
material	1	0.11
melds	1	0.11
middle-	1	0.11
middle-zone	1	0.11
might	1	0.11
mirrors	2	0.21
modes	2	0.21
momentary	1	0.11
moments	1	0.11
more	2	0.21
most	1	0.11
movement	1	0.11
myself	3	0.32
need	1	0.11
never	1	0.11
no	3	0.32
non-	1	0.11
none	1	0.11
not	3	0.32
nothing	2	0.21
object	15	1.61
of	32	3.43
on	3	0.32
once	2	0.21
one	8	0.86
oneself	2	0.21
only	1	0.11
onstrate	1	0.11
onto-	1	0.11
ontological	1	0.11
ontology	1	0.11
or	15	1.61
organic	1	0.11
organism	1	0.11
other	2	0.21
others	2	0.21
our	2	0.21
ours	1	0.11
ourselves	1	0.11
out	1	0.11
page	1	0.11
pain	1	0.11
particle	1	0.11
pause	1	0.11
perceptions	1	0.11
performance	1	0.11
phenomenology	1	0.11
place	1	0.11
powerful	1	0.11
presence	1	0.11
prey	1	0.11
prims	1	0.11
problematic	1	0.11
problematized	1	0.11
processes	2	0.21
projection	1	0.11
pronouns	1	0.11
psyhoanalytical	1	0.11
punctuation	1	0.11
quantum	1	0.11
rational	1	0.11
reading	1	0.11
reads	1	0.11
xxxxxxxxxx real		9	0.96 xxxxxxxxxx
realize	1	0.11
recognize	1	0.11
recognized	1	0.11
recognizes	1	0.11
recognizing	1	0.11
relationship	1	0.11
repetition	1	0.11
replaced	1	0.11
replete	1	0.11
requires	1	0.11
sacrifice	1	0.11
same	1	0.11
screen	1	0.11
second	1	0.11
seems	1	0.11
self	4	0.43
selves	2	0.21
sense	6	0.64
senseless	1	0.11
sham	1	0.11
shifters	1	0.11
signifier	1	0.11
simple	1	0.11
since	1	0.11
singular	1	0.11
skin	3	0.32
sluice	1	0.11
smear	2	0.21
smeared	1	0.11
smears	1	0.11
so	1	0.11
space	4	0.43
speak	1	0.11
splay	1	0.11
stop	1	0.11
stutter	1	0.11
such	1	0.11
suffering	1	0.11
sutured	1	0.11
symbol	1	0.11
tending	1	0.11
termination	1	0.11
text	2	0.21
than	2	0.21
that	8	0.86
the	58	6.21
theater	1	0.11
theatrical	1	0.11
their	1	0.11
them-	1	0.11
Then	1	0.11
there	3	0.32
there's	1	0.11
thereupon	1	0.11
these	1	0.11
they	1	0.11
things	2	0.21
this	7	0.75
those	2	0.21
through	1	0.11
thus	1	0.11
time	1	0.11
tinge	1	0.11
tion	1	0.11
to	18	1.93
towards	1	0.11
transform	1	0.11
true	1	0.11
Two	2	0.21
undeniable	1	0.11
useless	1	0.11
utterance	1	0.11
very	2	0.21
xxxxxxxxxx virtual	10	1.07 xxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxx virtual-real	1	0.11 xxxxxxxxxx
w	1	0.11
way	3	0.32
We	1	0.11
well	6	0.64
what	4	0.43
whatsoever	1	0.11
which	8	0.86
whole	1	0.11
with	3	0.32
within	6	0.64
words	1	0.11
work	1	0.11
works	1	0.11
world	4	0.43
would	1	0.11
write	2	0.21
writer	1	0.11
writing	4	0.43
x	3	0.32
you	1	0.11

Different words/items counted: 363
Total Words: 771
Total Punctuation: 142
Total Other Text: 1
Total Characters: 4672
Total Paragraphs: 82

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