Voynich MSS decoded - again !

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Voynich MSS decoded - again !

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Re: Voynich MSS decoded - again !

Post by Steven Avery » Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:21 pm

And some are ultra-skeptical - seeing it as a circular hodge-podge.
OpenCulture wrote:The Writing System of the Cryptic Voynich Manuscript Explained: British Researcher May Have Finally Cracked the Code
https://www.openculture.com/2019/05/the ... ained.html

... That article quotes Lisa Fagin Davis, executive director of the Medieval Academy of America (and vocal Voynich-translation skeptic), criticizing the foundation of Cheshire’s claim: “He starts with a theory about what a particular series of glyphs might mean, usually because of the word’s proximity to an image that he believes he can interpret. He then investigates any number of medieval Romance-language dictionaries until he finds a word that seems to suit his theory. Then he argues that because he has found a Romance-language word that fits his hypothesis, his hypothesis must be right.”

Fagin Davis adds that Cheshire’s “‘translations’ from what is essentially gibberish, an amalgam of multiple languages, are themselves aspirational rather than being actual translations,” and that “the fundamental underlying argument — that there is such a thing as one ‘proto-Romance language’ — is completely unsubstantiated and at odds with paleolinguistics.” Fagin Davis’ criticism doesn’t even stop there, and if she’s right, Cheshire’s approach will be unlikely to produce a coherent translation of the entire text. And so, at least for the moment, the Voynich manuscript’s life as a mystery continues, keeping busy not just professors but enthusiasts, technologists, Research Associates, and many others besides.
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The Language and Writing System of MS408 (Voynich) Explained
https://www.reddit.com/r/voynich/commen ... 8_voynich/
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