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Suppose the alphabet is $\{a,b\}$, and you have one forbidden word, $aa$. Suppose we are trying to generate a word of length 3. The first two letters will be distributed uniformly over $ab,ba,bb$. Hence the first letter has the following distribution: $a$ with probability $1/3$, $b$ with probability $2/3$. In contrast, the allowable words are $$ aba,abb,bab,...


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