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Re: Re: VMs: transcriptions and shorthand notes
Hello Ken, send me pictures and text, I can post it on my page,
======= At 2004-06-16, 14:34:00 you wrote: =======
>Ted Young wrote:
>>You read my mind. Just this weekend I noticed some striking symmetry in the
>>Voynich alphabet (or whatever it may be). I have laid out the alphabet in
>>the following table. This is by no means the only way to group them, nor
>>does it bring up any obvious solutions. Just thought that it might inspire
>I've tried a similar approach. As an experiment, I broke down the form
>of all the common letters - not including the gallows - into a series of
>strokes - ala shorthand. It's quite reductive and I wish I was web
>savvy enough to post a link here with my results. I added this stroke
>font using the number keys within the EVA Hand font file. (I'll talk to
>my web friend to see if I can post this).
>The gist of what I did came up with consists of 10 character fragments
>The EVA <e>,<i>,<o> and <q> are the same as seen in the MS.
>horizontal bar/connector (as seen in <ch>)
>a swoop or backwards C (as seen in EVA <b>,<n>,<r>,<s>) as a
>superscript, script, and subscript
>the looped element of EVA <g> and <m> as a script and superscript.
>This is all sort of pedantic, but I believe there may be something
>possibly informative here.
>Look at this series:
>I know there is a long history of stroke analysis with the MS but
>looking at the fabulous new detail in the new scans gives me more reason
>to contemplate this idea.
>PS. I'm very busy at present, but I plan to update the CD of the
>complete pdf version I created some months back with the new scans. I
>also intend to do proper alignments and foldouts in the pdf so you can
>print out the entire file and create an accurate reproduction of the
>physical MS. If anyone is interested, let me know.
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