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Re: VMs: Folios 85_86 Rosettes or Sephiroth

Hi Jorge,

At 10:37 11/02/2004 -0300, Jorge Aveleira wrote:
New email, same guy.  Can anyone on the list direct me to a complete EVA
transcription of the Vms text in folios 85_86 (the inadequately labeled
rosettes page) ? The interlinear file at Stolfi's pages is not complete in
that respect, and I had already attempted some time ago to obtain such
information from the list, unsuccessfully. I thank in advance whoever may
help me on that, I do not have available either good enough reproductions of
those folios or sufficient conversance with the assumed Vms character set
to attempt a proper transcription myself.

As you probably remember, I posted up some scans of this page onto GC's voynich.info site:-

FWIW, the NE (castle) text ring looks (to me) like:-
<f85v2.v3>  (clockwise from the ornamental text-break mark)

However, I would strongly advise you (and in fact anyone else, especially Jeff) to become well acquainted with the difference between EVA and the shapes on the page before you try to interpret labels or to propose theories. A good starting exercise is to print out the main table from Gabriel Landini's EVA page...
...and then hand-transcribe (say, the first paragraph or two from) a nice clear scan of a nice clear page - I'd suggest f78r (which is what Leonell Strong used) from GC's voynichinfo.com website...
...before comparing your transcription with the interlinear, to see how well you're doing. Repeat until you properly understand why VMs transcription can be a slow, frustrating and uncertain process. :-o

Only then would you really be in a position to try to "read" the 9-rosette page. If you don't know what the letters are, you're likely to see what you want to see - which actually doesn't help anyone. :-(

Cheers, .....Nick Pelling.....

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