[Ffmpeg-devel] Re: Semantic Error?

Erik Slagter erik
Tue Jan 31 13:43:17 CET 2006

On Tue, 2006-01-31 at 12:36 +0000, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> Erik Slagter said:
> > On Mon, 2006-01-30 at 23:48 +0000, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> >> > 	No, it's 'ou' vs. 'o': compute_mb_neighbours(). Now you see
> >> > 	why British English is so suboptimal.
> >>
> >> It's still much more efficient than French.
> >
> > Interesting, because many words in English are either exactly copied
> > from French words or with slight alterations. Also at least French has a
> > very strong relation between written and spoken language and a whole lot
> > less exceptions.
> In an average piece of French text, how many words have four or so silent
> letters at the end?  How many English words look like this?

This fact I do not debate ;-) I guess the obtainable compression rate of
a French text would be somewhat higher than English text. But that's
also due to somehow French needing more _words_ for valid sentences.
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