I’m Thomas Edward O’Neil and I have done it. Here is what you were looking for your whole life if you really wished to read the Voynich Manuscript. Here you can download my interpretation of the VMS.
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Have a look at this cipher I created. I designated each glyph as a letter which also represents a number. What you do is swap out the letters for the glyph’s in a voynich words then add up its number value. Then the corresponding word number represents a word. So check out how I ciphered this folio 67r2. I found my cipher by using the chives in f99r which equals the same glyph’s as fishes and that is how I went about creating the cipher.
I have a firm belief that Geoffrey Chaucer is the Author of the Voynich Manuscript!
The development of his genius has been attractively summed up as comprised in three stages, French, Italian and English, and there is a rough approximation to the truth in this formula, since his earliest poems are translated from the French or based on French models, and the two great works of his middle period are borrowed from the Italian, while his latest stories have no such obvious and direct originals and in their humour and freedom anticipate the typically English temper of Henry Fielding. But Chaucer’s indebtedness to French poetry was no passing phase. For various reasons — a not very remote French origin of his own family may be one of them — he was in no way interested in older English literature or in the work of his English contemporaries, save possibly that of “the moral Gower.” On the other hand he knew the Roman de la rose as modern English poets know Shakespeare, and the full extent of his debt to his French contemporaries, not merely in 1369, but in 1385 and in 1393 (the dates are approximate), is only gradually being discovered.
These letters below are from the manuscript by Geoffrey Chaucer, about the Canterbury Tales. They are eerily similar to the writing within the Voynich Manuscript. Here is a link to Chaucer’s original Canterbury Tales.
First off, let me discuss the syntax and grammar of the Voynich Manuscript when my cipher is applied. Prefixes in my cipher indicate nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs and conjunctions. It seems to me, that the structure of the VMS within my cipher uses the first two letters as an indicator for what prefix maybe associated with the Ordinal number of the Gematria word. As a basses’ for investigating word origins, my cipher combines syntax too Ordinal Gematria (A=1 throughout the alphabet Z=26) to find words in Middle English. The tools for prefix’s and suffix’s examples are listed below, which indicate a structured language! Perhaps this script was invented by the Author Chaucer between (1361 A.D. through 1368 A.D.) or it is a lost Celtic language, which I believe was Geoffrey Chaucer’s choice. I believe the Carbon dating is not fully tested yet for the Voynich Manuscript; or Chaucer in Old age near the end of the 14th Century laid down the text.
Proposal for the deciphering of the Voynich Manuscript:
I believe that the VMS words are just letters that equal numbers which are not represented as a language. However, with my cipher and by applying numbers to words you can make sense of the Voynich Manuscript to Middle English. I’m in search of a programmer who can apply my cipher to the VMS corpus of words and correlate it to a database of an Middle English Dictionary associated with Gematria numbers. The programmer would have to use another piece of code which checks for grammar. Also the programmer would have to gain access to every VMS vord and substitute my cipher to every letter of it.
1) Entire list of all the VMS vords
2) Middle English and Latin Dictionary
3) Dictionary is associated with standard Ordinal English Gematria
4) A grammar checker
5) My Cipher
At the moment I have a modern dictionary of about 360,000 words which include Gematria Numbers and a star list with its numbers as-well. If you feel you’re up to the task please help. Please email me if you would like to decode the VMS Manuscript. I have an excel file which can pull in the Ordinal Numbers from a list of words so that part is ready!
Tom E. O’Neil