Talk:George Kingsley Zipf

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are you sure about the phonetic transcription of his name? i would have exptected it to be /zIpf/, with a /p/ —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:54, 12 April 2009 (UTC)


Zipf worked at Harvard University. He worked with the Chinese languages, and much of his effort can explain properties of the Internet and many other collections of data.

"with the Chinese languages"?
who knows? pls show your evidence!
— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 2005-04-02 10:29 (UTC)

From the given external link: We recall his work on the frequency of words in Chinese language and briefly discuss Zipf’s principle
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Merovingian (talkcontribs) 2005-04-02 19:29 (UTC)‎

Personal information[edit]

Can anybody add some more information about his personal life?. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Leotolstoy (talkcontribs) 2006-11-09 20:17 (UTC)