Translation riddles: the Voynich manuscript

Many will agree with the fact that literary english to telugu translation is one of the most difficult types of translation. But when it comes to ciphered literary text, the complexity of translation is further aggravated. And the most mysterious literary text in the world is the Voynich manuscript, which is still being translated by translators and cryptographers from all over the planet.

But before telling you about the meaning of the Voynich manuscript, we suggest going over a short historical excursion. The origin of the manuscript remains a mystery to scholars. It got its name thanks to Wilfred M. Voynich, a Polish revolutionary and owner of a number of bookstores in London and New York. There is an opinion that Voynich acquired the manuscript at the beginning of the 20th century with the help of the Jesuits who lived in the Villa Mondragon, which was located on the territory of the modern town in Italy – Monte Porcio Catone. The Gislieri College was built on the site of this villa. Scholars speculated that the manuscript was part of a book collection that belonged to Petrus Bex, the rector of the Collegium of Rome, which moved to the villa in 1870. However, there is no clear evidence that the manuscript belonged specifically to the Roman College.

But let’s move on to the most mysterious part of the manuscript – its content and meaning. As scientists suggest, the original Voynich manuscript consisted of 272 pages of parchment paper, and was also divided into seventeen blocks, each of which consisted of sixteen pages. The manuscript contains a combination of texts and drawings, over one hundred and seventy thousand characters, which are most likely read from left to right, and are separated by about thirty-five thousand words. The text of the manuscript, most likely, has a certain code, from the characters of which 20-30 repeating characters can be distinguished.

In an attempt to produce literary translation and statistical analysis of the manuscript, it was found that some of the characters are similar to those of the Romance and Germanic languages.

The manuscript itself, judging by its illustrations, consists of six sections: botanical, astronomical, biological, cosmological, pharmaceutical, and a recipe section.

Today, the mysterious Voynich manuscript is in the Library of Rare Books. L. Beinecke at Yale University. Periodically, he is taken away in order to conduct analysis and literary translation.