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Re: Voynich letters

Jacques Guy notes:

>>So, it would be in Sabir, like the scene in "Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme", 
where le bon bourgeois qui se voudrait gentilhomme is made "grand 
mamamouchi". The VMS written in Sabir? Could be (but, this is the usual me, I 
doubt it).<<

A language I've found out remarkably little about. Supposedly it was a trade 
language used around the Mediterranean from about the 12th century, finally 
dying in the 19th. It was often called "lingua franca" - being mostly of 
Romance origin - the term "lingua franca" in the sense of what is now called 
a trade language originated with Sabir. A handful of words in English 
supposedly derive from it - savvy, pickaninny. What documentation of Sabir 

Bob Richmond
Knoxville TN