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Re: VMs: Cyrilic

Citát Elmar Vogt <elvogt@xxxxxxx>:

> > --- Ursprüngliche Nachricht ---
> > 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.)

Hm, you are right. And yes, I was thinking about those ii, u, n, m letter
combinations to be a single character. Perhaps for the writer and reader of
that time it was obvious what formed one character...

> 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).

Hm, is there any table showing occurence of each character at the beginning of a
word, at the end, in the middle? Like: Character | Beginning count | Middle
count | End count.

> 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?)

Hm, I do not know finnish, but if you do, you can try what I was thinking about.
If you look at zodiac pages, I think that labels under signs are names of the
signs. Perhaps you can try to compare those labels to names of the signs in
finnish whether there will be some matches or not...


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