Comparable scripts – ‘gallows’ glyphs and others

A couple of scripts and their variants that I encountered during research into the astronomical and the botanical sections, respectively.

See what you think.

The next post about the hours with no zodiac will be up shortly –

script Abkhaz

script zabur script only

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6 thoughts on “Comparable scripts – ‘gallows’ glyphs and others

  1. Sabaic minuscule (yes, that should be minuscule) is also known as zabur script.
    One important centre of the finds was near Raidan, which I’ve long believed the probable centre of f.86v). It is also offered as one etymology for the word ‘Radhanite’ though scholars differ on that… Just so you know.

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    • Ah ha ! Maybe I’ve finally figured how to reply (with compliments toyou for all the very interesting posts! This is a test run to see if I have finally been to reply (even though very small print in your “Leave a Reply” space is saying cancel reply. Anyway Happy Valentine’s Day to you !

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    • Thanks Don,
      Sometimes I wish we had an online Voynich Index, perhaps organised folio by folio and then by general subjects, listing blog-posts by date.

      I think the Voynich Ninja’s “Blogosphere” roll might help greatly with this – though at present it is in its early days and isn’t yet comprehensive. I’d love it if contributions from non-English Voynich writers were also listed, so those with the requisite languages can write abstracts for the others.

      Early days..

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      • I’ve just seen Ellie’s page. Very interesting – as is the document’s date. 1393. It shows that the clerici scriptores in papal service were writing in this way at that time, and since a writer who rose so high was probably no novice, we’re looking at a hand probably developed in the Papal court during the Avignon period. Sorry I hadn’t seen this sooner – I’d have made a note of it in the ‘Avignon’ posts.

        Thanks again.

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      • I’ve just seen Ellie’s page. Very interesting – as is the document’s date. 1393. It shows that the clerici scriptores in papal service were writing in this way at that time, and since a writer who rose so high was probably no novice, we’re looking at a hand probably developed in the Papal court during the Avignon period. Sorry I hadn’t remembered this – I’d have made a note of it in the ‘Avignon’ posts.

        Trouble with blogs is that a post written – or even read, or responded to – years ago tends to be forgotten fairly soon. Reprinting some of my own posts has brought this home to me as I rediscover some reference or comment from five or six years ago of which no recollection remained. Great that you remembered that one.

        Thanks again.

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