The Voynich Manuscript has baffled scholars ever since its discovery in 1912. But I've been reading it all this week and I might have made some breakthroughs, I think.|
If we look at this page (page 10, in the manuscript)
it appears to say
And I said to mother that she need not
cry but she could not stop her
tears because of what she had seen.
"Bryan of The Crossing Sea! His face will
haunt me until I die" she cried. And
then she died. I laid her body between
the lilies and watched her sink beneath
the waters of the lake. I vowed revenge
I have no idea what it could mean though.
And look at this later page, about 50 pages later (page 70)
I'm pretty sure this says:
At the moment of climax in our
unnatural congress Bryan screamed.
My seed was within him, and it was
potent, and soon the flowers that
were my sons and daughters burst forth
from his throat like so many thirsty
members eager for air and sunlight.
They choked his screams to silence,
and I had had my revenge. I was
just glad Mother was not here to see it
The only other page I could see anything in was page 100.
Her ubb was held aloft by my slender
fingers, and I exulted to god
and all who else would listen.
The rest of the room fell silent,
and I slowly became aware of an atmosphere of embarrassment
and awkwardness. I let her ubb
fall from my fingers, and left the
I wonder if this is the first recorded useage of the word "ubb".
All in all, I think this could be quite an important discovery, really.
David N Guy, Phd (Inversions and Dimensions)
|David N Guy is a writer and teacher from Maldon, Essex. His latest novel, McBluebeard, an historical romance set in his hometown, will be published this summer, by SCRAAAE Press|