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Re: VMs: Goat vs. sheep
So, do we know if the VMs is goat vellum, or sheep
vellum? Now I'm curious!
--- Jacques Guy <jguy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 11/10/2004 6:39:49 AM, Pamela Richards
> <spirlhelix@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >We know
> >this guy was at least exposed to vellum, which is
> >sheepskin . . . right?
> Not necessarily. See what a Google search will find
> for "vellum goat"
> For instance:
> and the next URL:
> Yes, even nowadays you can buy vellum, calf, sheep,
> or goat!
> >So how does this hypothesis run? This person who
> >spoke a language which no one understood was
> >to Europe where he saw European hairstyles, then
> >locked up in a room without windows so he could not
> >see sheep and given vellum and ink. . . ?
> My theory (in which I don't believe much) is:
> and Italian (more probably Venitian than Sicilian)
> wrote it in an obscure language which he had learnt
> during his travels. Just like I, if I wanted to
> write a secret journal, would write it in Sakao,
> in an alphabet derived from medieval Latin cursive.
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