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Re: Could f17r be fennel?

Hello Nick,

   I will make every effort to identify the plant in f17r; however, even with a
real stretch of the imagination I find it very difficult to identify this plant
as Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare). I'll keep my eyes open and see what I can come
up with :)


Dana Scott

Nick Pelling wrote:

> Hi Dana,
> In Ernst Breisach's book about Caterina Sforza, he mentions that she
> thought fennel ("finocchio") was good for your eyes because it contained
> the word "occhio" (eye).
> If f17r (the plant with eyes in its roots, on the front of quire 3) can be
> positively identified as fennel, then I believe this would be a major step
> towards proving that the underlying language of the VMS is Romagnan Italian.
> Can I please ask you to look again at f17r and see if you think it could be
> fennel?
> Thanks, .....Nick Pelling.....