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by DFS346
Tue Jul 16, 2024 9:19 am
Forum: Translations, Decipherment & Decoding
Topic: The {8am} strategy
Replies: 1
Views: 955

Re: The {8am} strategy

Further thoughts on what I call the {8am} strategy, for identifying the precursor languages of the Voynich manuscript. https://goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/24932672-voynich-reconsidered-the-8am-strategy-revisited {8am} mappings AR EN IT.png Selected mappings of the "word" [8am} to words in some m...
by DFS346
Sat Jul 13, 2024 5:39 am
Forum: Translations, Decipherment & Decoding
Topic: "Leaf words"
Replies: 1
Views: 908

Re: "Leaf words"

Further thoughts on "leaf words" in the Voynich manuscript; and on whether they are real words, or junk. This analysis is based on data kindly provided by Dr Andrew Steckley, and refers to "leaf words" (more precisely, "words" that abut an illustration) in all sections of the manuscript. https://goo...
by DFS346
Thu Jul 11, 2024 5:46 am
Forum: Voynich News
Topic: Voynich Reconsidered
Replies: 56
Views: 30039

Re: Voynich Reconsidered

In August 2024, look out for "Voynich Reconsidered" on GhostBox Radio in the Twin Cities, with host Greg Bakun and myself.

https://youtube.com/@MNGhostBoxOfficial

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by DFS346
Mon Jul 08, 2024 4:25 pm
Forum: Voynich News
Topic: Voynich Reconsidered
Replies: 56
Views: 30039

Re: Voynich Reconsidered

In August 2024, look out for "Voynich Reconsidered" on the WanderLearn channel, with host Francis Tapon and myself.

https://francistapon.com/Work/WanderLearn-Podcast/

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by DFS346
Sun Jun 30, 2024 10:06 am
Forum: Translations, Decipherment & Decoding
Topic: Scribes and languages
Replies: 0
Views: 156

Scribes and languages

Thoughts on the five scribes of the Voynich manuscript, as identified by Dr Lisa Fagin Davis, Executive Director of the Medieval Academy of America; and the commonalities and divergences of their vocabularies. https://goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/24890557-voynich-reconsidered-scribes-and-language...
by DFS346
Thu Jun 27, 2024 4:45 pm
Forum: Translations, Decipherment & Decoding
Topic: Arabic as precursor language
Replies: 2
Views: 14193

Re: Arabic as precursor language

Further thoughts on medieval Arabic as a precursor language of the Voynich manuscript. https://goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/24882988-voynich-reconsidered-arabic-revisited 53819373975_b90269b52e.jpg The frequencies of the ten most common glyphs in the Voynich manuscript, v101④ transliteration, "he...
by DFS346
Fri Jun 21, 2024 3:06 pm
Forum: Translations, Decipherment & Decoding
Topic: Upper and lower case
Replies: 0
Views: 116

Upper and lower case

Thoughts on how the scribes of the Voynich manuscript might have handled upper- and lower-case letters in the presumed precursor documents. https://goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/24866845-voynich-reconsidered-upper-and-lower-case v101④ core glyphs & variants.jpg Selected "core glyphs" and possi...
by DFS346
Wed Jun 19, 2024 3:17 pm
Forum: Translations, Decipherment & Decoding
Topic: Proper names on page f1r?
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Re: Proper names on page f1r?

Thoughts on mapping the Voynich glyph {M}, which might be part of a proper name, to a letter in a natural language. https://www.goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/24860914-voynich-reconsidered-the-m-conundrum Selected letter counts.jpg Counts of letters in the alphabets of selected medieval languages. ...
by DFS346
Sat Jun 15, 2024 8:25 am
Forum: Translations, Decipherment & Decoding
Topic: Proper names on page f1r?
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Re: Proper names on page f1r?

Further thoughts on the possibility that there are three proper names on the first page of the Voynich manuscript. https://goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/24849469-voynich-reconsidered-the-third-name v101④ f001r-21 & slots.jpg Voynich manuscript, page f1r, line 21: three interpretations of the g...
by DFS346
Fri Jun 14, 2024 11:55 am
Forum: Translations, Decipherment & Decoding
Topic: Proper names on page f1r?
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Re: Proper names on page f1r?

Thoughts on a possible second "name" on page f1r of the Voynich manuscript: https://goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/24847524-voynich-reconsidered-the-second-name v101④ f001r-10 & slots.jpg Voynich manuscript, page f1r, line 10: three interpretations of the glyphs, and the permitted "slots” in Za...