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Re: Pleiades, Aldebaran, lunar mansions - the frustration of theVoynich
Adam McLean wrote:
> It concerns the 'Pleiades' formation and 'Aldebaran' which
> are on folio 68r3. These are labelled
> Also folio 69v which has the supposed 28 'mansions of the
> Now it is interesting that following the arabic, two of the
> mansions of the moon are actually known as the Pleiades
> and Aldebaran. So I wondered if I could not find some
> association between the Voynich labels on these two folios.
> But I cannot find anything that strikes me. Has anyone else
> looked at this?
Same experience, a couple of years ago. Even more striking is
that the statistics of the word-initial letters of the 28 mansions
of the moon (see fig. 30 in D'Imperio) match that of the labels
of f69v rather well.
- this is a blow to the theory that Voynichese is straightforward
- the labels dcholday and doary actually do not mean aldebaran or
- the mansions of the moon are not the traditional ones. Particularly
disheartening is the possibility that these could in fact be
'invented' names, not at all uncommon in legible MSs.