Monthly Archives: June, 2015
About this site and my views
I am a professional academic and linguist, whose ‘normal’ professional work you can read about here. However, this website has largely been taken over by discussion of the Voynich manuscript (VM).
In 2014 I set out a partial, provisional theory about the manuscript which you can read about here and watch on Youtube via this page here.
Below, to the right, and in the menu above, you can see links to other pages and to the views of a host of other contributors, whose insightful contributions I gratefully acknowledge. In response to requests, however, let me here set out in brief where I currently stand on the Voynich manuscript (VM).
Not a hoax, …
I reproduce here a comment from Jose Serrano about what he suggests is a pangolin on f80v because I feel that it is worth highlighting.
Others have commented on this illustration before (see e.g. Nick Pelling’s discussion with comments here, and this one from H. Rich SantaColoma.)
However, Jose seems to offer insights which I have not seen before, so below is his post, for your comments.
There are records of the use of the pangolin for medicine. See an article here which talks about its use in Africa, and also says that:
Some group of people in East India utilised the scales for rheumatism and labour pain. The Chinese used the scales for preparations to neutralise …