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Voynich Manuscript Folio 70r Labeled With MARS

Voynich Manuscript Folio 70r Labeled With MARS

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Folio 70r of Voynich Manuscript is examined.
Folio 70r of Voynich Manuscript is examined.

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Published by: lostlanguages on Sep 16, 2012
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August 14, 2012
Voynich Manuscript: Folio 70r
One of the folios of Voynich Manuscript which was especially labeled with “mars” in betweentwo fishes at the center was examined. Words, paragraphs, and possible sentences in the text wereidentified and presented in a structured form based on the method introduced in [1]. Wordscollected from the text had been cross-referenced against the remaining manuscript and thedistribution of found word matches suggests which folios of the manuscript might be related withFolio 70r.
Figure 1 The picture of Folio 70r
The text on the Folio 70r is presented along with some drawings in multiple concentric layers.From the center and outwardly, it starts with drawings of two fishes, the first line of text, somedrawings of women emerged from horizontally placed cylindrical objects, the third line of text,some drawings of women standing inside vertically placed cylindrical objects, and the fifth lineof text. In the middle if two fishes at the center, there is a word “mars” written in recognizableRoman letters, not in Voynich letters. It is unknown why the word “mars” had to be put in there,but if “mars” means the 4
planet in our solar system and those two fish figures indicate theconstellation of “Pisces,” then the section A might be regarded as “while the mars stays in thePisces, …” The word next to the star on the top is
. The meaning of that word is unknown.Whatever it is, then the Folio 70r might be dedicated to the description of something called
. The primary intention of this article is to determine the point where each line of textstarts with. Since each line of text is arranged on circles and the gaps between each neighboringwords are practically even, it might be very important to identify the starting point of each textMilton Kim
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August 14, 2012lines for further analysis. In order to achieve those goals, each text line was examined under themethod called Skeleton-and-Flesh, which was presented in [1]. Following are the results.
Figure 2 The text of Folio 70r in a structured arrangement
There is only one word written in Voynich letters in the center, which is
. Under the modelof Skeleton and Flesh, the first line of text can be divided into two parts. The first section isstructured in ‘
pjoux ~ oe
’. The second section is structured in the format of ‘
jf ~ pjf ~
’. Sincethere is a skeleton change from
, the first line of text is divided into two sentences asillustrated in FIG.2. The line of text on the second circle is considered a group of words ratherthan a sentence since each word has assigned woman figure and they are equally eligible to be thestarting point. However the SF model can be applied and the line of text is divided into threegroups of words. The skeleton of each group would be
, and
. The third line of textis divided into four sections, or possible sentences. The skeletons of each section are
, and
. The fourth line of text is divided into three sections and the skeleton for each groupwould be
, and
. The last line of text is divided into two sections and their skeletonsare
. The results presented here does not mean that they are the only possible wayto divide lines. They are just suggestions based on the choice of skeletons. Anyway, based on theresults, the starting point of each text line can be marked on the folio picture as below.
Milton Kim
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August 14, 2012
Figure 3 Starting points of each lines
Each line of text is presented two concentric circles and those lines across two circles indicate thesections of each line. The crossing lines in red shows the start of each text line. It is uncertain if they are intentional or not. The starting points of the first and fifth lines are aligned almost in thesame directional angle. So are the second and fourth lines. Each line of text can be read in theclockwise direction from the starting points.The next step to take from here is to determine what folios of Voynich manuscript are related toFolio 70r. In order to achieve that goal, the words taken from the second and fourth lines are usedto cross-reference against other folios by finding word matches. Following are the results of wordmatching works.Milton Kim
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