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Re: VMs: Re: Introduction

Outstanding!  I would love to get my hands on some really good colour
digital copies of the VMs.  What are some of the issues preventing this?
Frankly, I am only six hours from Yale and would be happy to drive down
there with a laptop and a scanner (both of which I have).  I assume it is
not that simple, or it would have happened already.  But, I am willing and
ready!  :->

Ted Young

on 1/4/04 2:14 AM, Robert Teague at rteague@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

> Ted Young wrote:
>> Hail the list!
> Welcome, Ted!
>> As I am both new to this list and to the study of the VMs, I would like to
>> introduce myself.  My name is Ted Young.  I live in (very) upstate NY.  I
>> have been in the Computer Science field for over 8 years now.  I have a
>> strong background in various computer languages, technologies and
> platforms.
>> Also, I have studied linguistics off and on since fourth grade, when I
>> learned my first language (after English of course); Ancient Egyptian.
> I'm Robert Teague, living in Atlanta, GA. I've been a member for somewhat
> less than a year. My interests are in astronomy and astrophysics, so I work
> mostly with the Astro and Cosmo sections.
>> Unfortunately, the first time I crossed paths with the VMs was only last
>> week, when I stumbled across an article about Gordon Rugg's work with a
>> Cardan Grille.  I did a little research into the VMs and immediately
> became
>> enraptured by its mystery and charm.  Over the last ten days, I have been
>> scouring the internet reading every article I can find on the subject.
> When
>> I found this E-List, I decided to give it a try.  I was very happy to find
>> it still, seemingly, active.
> Yes, this list is active. Dry spells happen, though usually not for more
> than
> a day or two. There is also a list on Yahoo Groups that's not affiliated
> with
> this one. It doesn't seem to be active, though.
>> I can honestly say that I will not be the one that figures out the secret
> to
>> decoding the VMs, but I would love to contribute what I can and will
> really
>> enjoy the ride.
> You never know.
>> I have spent a lot of time working from Stolfi's website[1], and the many
>> sites linked from his page.  I have also been to the The European Voynich
>> Manuscript Transcription Project homepage where I got a copy of the Eva
> font
>> and the latest Interlinear file (though it seems that Stolfi's version has
> a
>> lot more in it, please correct me if I am wrong).  Are their any other
>> resources I should be reading to get myself caught up with the latest
>> advances in this field?
> You might want to get and read the mail traffic from this list; the archives
> are available from the beginning, back in 1991. It's rather intimidating,
> though fascinating.  Member Nick Pelling is working toward getting the
> archives made into a searchable database.
> Current discussions include Jeff's decoding scheme, the plan to get a
> digital copy of the VMs made, several historical figures, my recent
> discovery of (apparently) the date 1708 written on f1r and its possible
> connection to the alphabet table there.
> As far as I can determine, there are two books still in print: D'Imperio's
> monograph and Levitov's book. I have the first, and have ordered the
> second through Border's Books.
> Gypsy wrote:
>> ....hello, I am new to the list so please forgive me if I seem ignorant on
> alot of the aspects of the VM.
> Welcome to the club!  : )
>> I am wondering ..........is it a fact that the manuscript is in code or
> could it be an unknown language?
>> Perhaps a dead one?  Or alien one?
> Nobody knows (yet), although Jeff's attempt using Italian seems to hold
> promise.
>> Also all the pictures of the plants.........have any been identified?
> Thanks in advance.  ~Gypsy
> Some, but I couldn't tell you which.
> Robert
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