posted on May, 18 2010 @ 10:43 AM
The Voynich Manuscript is nowhere near understood. I looked this particular mystery up in detail a while back because it was referenced in a work of
fiction I was reading.
The fact of the matter is, character frequency analysis HIGHLY undermines a substitution cipher of any kind, certainly not from a language with
vowels. Even Wikipedia mentions this. People have been so confused by the manuscript that they've even considered the possibility that each letter
contains a sentence or so of very small writing which curves around in the shape of the character.
I think the biggest mystery concerning the Voynich Manuscript isn't WHAT it says, but WHY it was written in that manner. It clearly was not written
that way to communicate information. While this point supports the theory that it was a hoax created by Voynich, a bookseller, that theory is
shattered by the chemical dating of the paper... leaving us at point zero, pondering one of Europe's historical mysteries.