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Voynich manuscript is gibberish?

To: alt.magick
From: (Gnome d Plume)
Subject: Re: Voynich manuscript is gibberish?
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2004 01:36:23 GMT

On Mon, 26 Jan 2004 10:10:00 -0000, "Alex Sumner"

>"Ka"  wrote in message
>> Secret of historic code: it's gibberish
>The irony being that the word "gibberish" actually derives from "Geber-ish"
>i.e. like unto the encrypted writings of the Alchemist Geber.
>"EHNB" -
**** Alex:

Good point that. It seems every 15 years or so some clever individual
comes up with what he says is the "real" secret behind the *Voynich
Manuscript* and publishes a book on it. The last one was, as I recall,
the *Cathar Endura Rite* a sort of ritualized euthanasia that Dr
Kavorikian would love--but there was nothing in the MS graphics to
support this conclusion. That author said that it was written in an
obscure Flemish dialect that had then been encrypted with a cypher
alphabet---kinda like Navajo written in Greek. What none of these
Voynich decoders seem to realize is that there really are unbreakable
codes and undecipherable ancient languages--until you find the key.
We have a present day mythos that big mainframes at NSA can break
anything. If so why can't we  read Linear B, or Rongo-rongo? Even the
old book code, if used with a St Cyr slip (three sliding alphabets) is
a daunting proposition for the best cryptographers. If the (code) book
used were to be written in Lower Duriac with an Armenian alphabet
transposed into Cyrilic it would be impossible.****

Good Magick!


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