May 19th, 2017

Voynich manuscript: content and the principles of its decoding

0.1. Some preliminary postulates
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0.1.1. VM is not fake, and was written around the XV-XVI centuries.
0.1.2. The basic language of the VM is Latin.
0.1.3. The basic principle of coding is a set of methods of medieval Latin abbreviations (contraction, suspension, tyronian signs, fusion, etc.). Different combinations of these techniques are used in different VM fragments. The simple correspondence of “grapheme VM – the letter of natural language” is not often found. An ordinary case of correspondence should be considered “grapheme VM – syllable”.
0.1.4. The VM graphs quite often correspond to their “analogs” from medieval Latin script, but a number of graphemes are the author's own development. Almost all VM graphemes are multifunctional, i.e. have not one meaning. Their meaning can be determined by a) the context, b) the position in the “word”, c) by the inscription.
0.1.5. In the VM text, as a rule, most vowels are omitted.
0.1.6. Encoding with substitutions, permutations, etc. is used fragmentarily, only in some sections of the manuscript and for certain notes.
0.1.7. Among numerous approaches to deciphering VM for a single reliable hypothesis, we adopted the interpretation of Rene Zandbergen and Stephen Bax (2004-2013, 2014) word IMG_20170513_115551_HDR.jpg (on p. F68r3) as Taurus / Taurn (Taurus, Taurus constellation).

0.2. At the first stage of the decoding of the VM text we used our original method of text analysis, which is indifferent to the language of the analyzed object. (For more details on the algorithm and scripts, see and Most preliminary postulates are based on data obtained with the help of this analysis. In particular, the analysis showed that the text is natural and highly organized (in terms of the level of structural complexity and ordering comparable to high-quality artistic texts).

1.0. Deciphered.
1.1. F68r3.X.3.
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Decryption: . The segment denoted by the number 1 = Parilicius, by the number 2 = an, by the number 3 = pharus. 'Parilicius an pharus' or 'Palylium or lighthouse'.
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