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VMs: Re: Work about VMs
Francisco , Just finished trying to read your pdf paper. Trying I say
because I never learned Spanish. However knowing French, English and a bit
of Italian I think I managed to get the idea.
Since the idea of pre- mid- and postfixes was known, just like combining
them randomly in some way, I get the purpose of your paper is to propose the
VMs was constructed using three concentric disks.
First of all, as you state yourself, this does not mean the VMs is a hoax.
On the contrary, it shows an easy way to encode text: E.g. each original
letter(combination) could be translated into degrees to turn a disk, coding
three letters at a time to form an imaginary word.
However, the number of combinations on each disk leads to the suspicion this
can be done for any - not even encoded - language in the same way.
Just a simple example: Using just two disks, 21 positions on the inner
circle and 35 on the outer, all chinese syllables can be constructed (21
initials and 35 endings) most of which are actually existing words as far as
Your proposed numbers of positions on the three disks (120, 100 and 90) lead
to over one million combinations. Far more than the known Voynichese words,
let alone those on page 67r. And you even propose to add more disks....
Now I would not be at all amazed if the majority of the hundreds of
thousands of English words could be represented by four (if not three)
similar disks. Ok, I can easily say that whithout actually doing it, but I
just want to get across my impression that your disks do not show anything
essential about Voynichese.
Again, my apologies if I did get your ideas wrong through my inadequate
Spanish. Please correct me then in English. I do hope an English translation
will become available, since it looks like a very thorough treatment of the
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