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posted by LaminatorX on Thursday February 20 2014, @01:25AM   Printer-friendly
from the somebody-call-in-Enoch-Root dept.

Thexalon writes:

"University of Bedfordshire professor and applied linguist Stephen Bax has decoded 10 words of the baffling Voynich Manuscript. He focused on proper names that would match the accompanying drawings, which allowed him to find similar drawings in other books of the period."

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 20 2014, @02:12AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 20 2014, @02:12AM (#3071)

    I believe that this is how must translations are done, and it takes a lot of time, trial, and error. We can only hope and can certainly agree that having reporting these facts will cause more discoveries like this to occur. Most likely, another document in the same language as the voynich manuscript will be found, sort of a Rosetta Stone.

    Thanks soylent news!