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Folio start gallows

Posted: Thu May 28, 2020 11:12 am
by Bunny
Considering almost all folios start with 1 of 4 gallows with the occasional o thrown in front how is that explainable in terms of natural language? Do any manuscripts or books start with only a choice of 4 letters? If not alphabet letters could they show which "code subset" to refer to. Could it be a 4 subset rotating code or even 4 completely different codes used?


Re: Folio start gallows

Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:10 pm
by mark097
The only thing I can think of is a short hand for a formulaic start of a paragraph or sentence. Like Ovid's" Praebeurat dictis,". "Such things having been said" but at the same time it probably doubles as a letter maybe "P"?

Re: Folio start gallows

Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2021 2:51 pm
by mark097
One other idea might beif you had this start;

foreoiy qokeey

maybe double letters can be switched on and off;;

Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol La, Ti Qu.

fore si quo qui ?

oteieo daiio eety ykees he cg

otio Deo est ti exigi

Of course hopefully you know Latin better than me!