Monthly Archives: May, 2014
This post takes up some discussion from Derek Vogt on other pages. I reproduce his discussion here with a table he has supplied:
Derek says: “I coincidentally came across this after having recently spent a lot of time looking at various known alphabets and how they had evolved, so I might have been predisposed to look at it the way I am. I started comparing the whole Voynich alphabet, complete with the Bax phonetic interpretations, with other whole alphabets, with the idea that it could have been developed from another one instead of invented independently. If a known alphabet could be identified as the Voynich alphabet’s nearest relative (whether as its …
The new website www.voynichese.com is a wonderful tool for seeing patterns of signs and words in Voynich text. Who made it? It seems anonymous, but someone should get credit for a useful piece of work….
One thing it allows us to do is to see patterns which would otherwise be invisible. For example:
The sign transcribed as ‘M’
Take the example of the letter transcribed in EVA as ‘M’. If you look at this sign in the www.voynichese.com tool you get this view of its distribution across the whole manuscript:
This reveals some clear and interesting patterns. The first is that this sign does seem to be used as a ‘terminator’, as I suggested in my …
Here below is a link to my 2012 paper. Please note that I now see several things wrong with that paper, so it is posted here for historical interest only.
You can see some updates on my thinking in my Feb 2014 paper, and also in other postings such as this one, which repeats part of the 2012 paper but updates and corrects some of the ideas.
But in any case, here is the 2012 paper in case you are interested, mistakes and all:
Or click here.