Mysterious Voynich manuscript has 'genuine message'

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Mysterious Voynich manuscript has 'genuine message'

Post by Ian Pegler » Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:26 am

from the BBC...
Mysterious Voynich manuscript has 'genuine message'

The message inside "the world's most mysterious medieval manuscript" has eluded cryptographers, mathematicians and linguists for over a century.
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Post by Lyndon Ronstadt » Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:53 pm

I can see why some have considered this a hoax: I know nothing of linguistics or cryptography but the repetition of the high-looped 'H' which occurs in a surprisingly high proportion of the words suggests we're not looking at unencrypted text. Perhaps the 'H's are encryption markers which can only be understood in relation to another, reference text, not yet discovered.

Perhaps some kid will come along with a calculator and a copy of Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis and the problem will be solved.

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Post by Ian Pegler » Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:19 am

recent opinion article, from the BBC...
The riddle of the Voynich Manuscript

The puzzling - and thus far indecipherable - nature of an old manuscript has confounded some of the world's greatest cryptologists. Is there truly a code to break, or is it all an elaborate hoax?
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Re: Mysterious Voynich manuscript has 'genuine message'

Post by Grahame » Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:38 pm

The Voynich manuscript is the gift that keeps on giving...

In 2017, there was a claim by writer Nichols Gibbs that it was a women's health manual, then in 2018, researchers using Artificial Intelligence claimed to have deciphered the text as a variety of ancient Hebrew writing.

Now, an honorary research associate at the University of Bristol claims that it is a 'proto-Romance' language, a type of ancient Turkish, a claim that the University has beenquick to distance itself from.
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The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it - Terry Pratchett.

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