April 19, 2021
Methods for Deciphering and Translating the Voynich Manuscript. We are using the Blind Test Method to eliminate bias. During Phase I no research was done from outside sources to keep a fresh eye on observations. Phase II Blind Test was to conduct research based on Phase I observations only without outside influence. Phase III Blind Test was to keep the mathematicians and linguists suppurate from findings and not to reveal any results until the phase was complete. Phase IV Blind Test was to not disclose that online posts where to test positive or negative results among Voynich researchers.
Phase I: statistical analysis of all known and published key to the cipher. Ran testing on all known published languages. Results – Any key could yield a 33% false positive result in any language. If the correct key was used translation must be over 33%.
Phase II: research historical events and reasons for the manuscript. Locate possible person who influenced the creation of the cipher. Results – Person who created the cipher located. Key to cipher discovered.
Phase III: With key from Phase II and research results narrow done origin of the Manuscript. Deciphered 10% of the manuscript (2,043 words), created a working Voynich Dictionary and narrowed down languages. Results –
Tier 1 Languages:
Language A: Alchemist terms: Earth, Air, Wind, Fire
Language B: Base language words
Language C: Terms represent: how one feels in a particular place
Tier 2 Languages:
Language D: Maritime and Division/Surveying
Language E: Mining
Language F: No Base Line (Contact language?)
Phase IV: Conducted a International Online Blind Test to those familiar with the Voynich and linguistics. Presented many different sentences from the Voynich to multiple audiences. Selected random words out of order from the Voynich while using the same sentence structure. Results – Tier 1: Language C confirmed gibberish. Tier 2: Language F identified. Retranslated the first page using Language A and B – presented the new translation to test group. No one protested language. Confirmed Language C as false positive language. Tier 2 Languages confirmed Schools of Thought and Contact language but not base language.