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Re: VMs: Cyrilic

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> Von: Stefan Urbanek <stefan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> An: vms-list@xxxxxxxxxxx
> Betreff: VMs: Cyrilic
> Datum: Fri, 15 Jul 2005 10:57:21 +0200
> Hi,
> Has anyone tried to match voynich characters to cyrilic alphabet?

At the first glance, from what little Russian I speak, it doesn't seem to be
convincing. IIRC, Cyrillic features some 30+ letters which appears to be
more than the usually accepted VM repertoire. (Unless you count some
combinations like "iin" as one letter.)

Even under the assumption that the VM letters are cyrillian in disguise and
are used to obfuscate a Russian or western language plaintext, this would
fail to explain the curious grammar of words (some letters at the beginning
only, some at the end, some sequences highly preferred).

But OTOH it might be worth looking into it a little more. (Perhaps it would
revive my pet theory -- that the VM is actually a transcription of Finnish
plaintext in a hand-tailored script?)



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