about cartoon in FAQ 10.1. 'Correct, horse! Battery staple!'

Ineiev ineiev at gnu.org
Fri Dec 25 16:38:45 CET 2015

On Fri, Dec 25, 2015 at 10:57:06AM +0100, Peter Lebbing wrote:
> On 25/12/15 06:19, Ineiev wrote:
> Let's assume one in four words in the dictionary fits the grammar. I
> hope this concurs broadly with what you assumed. Rather than pick four
> random words of the full list, and then pick one of those, you pick one
> out of a quarter of the wordlist size.


> So that's 2 bits per word you're losing, a lot more than if you were
> free to pick one of four random words.

60000/4 is more than 13 bits; 2 bits is not a lot compared to 13,
but the result may be much easier to remember.

> And there is a lot more structure
> to the sentence given by Matthias than just its grammatical soundness.

I see; it's a different issue.

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