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Re: VMs: Voynichese as an Abugida
Hello, Kemosabe - from a chemo-savvy chemical
Koontz John E wrote:
I am wondering if anyone has looked at the Voynich ms. script as an
abugida (alphasyllabary) or abjad (consonantal script)?
I find your analysis quite interesting! (Where do the
terms abugida and abjad come from, incidentally?)
From time to time I've wondered whether Voynichese
word divisions are not in fact syllable divisions.
This could explain the short word length for a European
French might be a good underlying language if this
were the case, because French in its spoken form does
not have clear word divisions. I estimate that French
might have ~500 fairly common syllables, although that
is just a guess based on Louis XIV's Royal Cipher,
which operated on syllables. How would all this fit
into your ideas?
PS: Here is my website on some syllabic scripts,
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