Monthly Archives: February, 2014

Nick Pelling – a response

Nick Pelling’s account – a response
In a very entertaining and stylish review, Nick Pelling recently devoted space to my Voynich paper, so let me offer a response. I’ll address it to him, as I feel that is more courteous than hiding behind academic third persons!
Nick, for the record I love your blog. It’s the best Voynich discussion forum on the net, illuminated by your sharp and well-informed sense of humour, and vast knowledge of things V. To show that I bear no ill will, let me even publicise your book, though I’m sorry to say I haven’t read it yet.
Below I look at each of your objections in turn, but …

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Minims (2) and their importance in the Voynich script

Following my earlier post about minims – which you should read before reading this one – I now want to extend the debate to suggest that this area could have a major impact on our understanding of the Voynich script and signs.
Let’s start with a quiz: Look at these five signs and groups and try to say which Latin sound or letter they stand for. They are taken from just two words in a 15th century manuscript in the Wellcome library – not the Voynich manuscript, though curiously it was also once owned by Voynich.
Minim quiz
How did you do 윤선생 앱 다운로드? Are they numerals? Or if they are letters, …

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Minims in mediaeval orthography (1)

While thinking about  the sequences of ‘i’ letters in the Voynich manuscript, I came across this interesting account of minims in Latin script from a Harvard website:
Medieval scribes used minims to form letters 깃 허브 다운로드. A single minim looks like this:

Several minims can make up a single letter, or even a group of letters Windows installation file. In particular, minims are usually used for the following letters:
One minim: “i”, “j”
Two minims: “n”, “u”, “v”
Three minims: “m”, “w”
It is frequently difficult to know what letter or letters a group of minims represents unless you can determine the entire word from context samsung laser printer. Look at the word below, and see …

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Voynich: natural language or not? (1)

I’ve had many encouraging comments about my paper on the Voynich script, but also some puzzling ones gnuxe 다운로드.
Some people insist that the analysis “couldn’t be possible”, so they don’t bother to consider it, because the script “couldn’t represent a 1:1 mapping” onto real words, or the signs “couldn’t represent a 1:1 mapping” onto letters burp suite pro. Therefore they are sure that the script must be some kind of complex code.
As a linguist, I am perplexed by this, so I thought I’d explore it in this posting 아이폰 산돌 고딕 다운로드. To start with, this position hides a lot of assumptions. Firstly, it seems to assume that ‘normal’ scripts …

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Why the Voynich manuscript is not a hoax (part 1)

Some people consider that the Vm is a hoax, created perhaps by a sort of grille Samsung language. I think I’ve answered that comprehensively in my paper, by showing that it can’t possibly be a hoax, as it contains real semantic content 광고 영상 다운로드.  But in any case, why on earth would anyone waste their time on creating a  hoax of this kind? It’s just not credible, is it?
Yesterday I found this nice account from David Kahn’s book “The Codebreakers” 일본어 회화 다운로드. Although it was written before the hoax mania set in, I still think it is eminently sensible – I can’t argue with any of it. The highlighting …

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Voynich manuscript

Samsung Galaxy app This section of the website looks at my research into the fascinating Voynich manuscript, the 15th century document which has as yet been completely undeciphered sermon.

Click on the menu above to find a paper on a partial decoding of the script, as well as a video showing informally what I am trying to do 웅진북클럽 다운로드.