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But here there are no (obvious) numbers: so any number (or number-like
index) would need to be encoded into the Voynichese alphabet using an as
yet undetermined tricksy method.
I should point out one non-obvious reason why this number-encoding scheme
would need to be tricksy: the author is trying to avoid using repeated
letters - simply transliterating (say) "XVIII" or "100" into the alphabet
would fall foul of this constraint.