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Re: VMs: Gallows mega-theory...
The vertical line of letters on the left of f76r look like a "vertical key"
for the first paragraph (they stop before the second paragraph begins).
Similarly, the vertical column on f66r may also be a vertical key (though
it continues across both paragraphs there). Perhaps these were accidentally
omitted by the scribe, and so had to be filled in afterwards?
One other thought: the last letter (or pair of letters) on each line may be
a separate way of coding additional information about the line. On several
pages, many lines' last letters seems somewhat "out of sequence" - f66r
springs to mind here. In the "recipe" section, this pattern often seems to
change from paragraph to paragraph. In f115r, for example:-
para end-of-line letters are...
Might it be that some detail of the star attached to an individual
paragraph indicates whether the vertical key for that paragraph is hidden
at the start or at the end of the lines? Or perhaps to do with the gallows
starting the paragraph? Something to think about, anyway... :-)
Cheers, .....Nick Pelling.....
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