2010年12月05日

マレー・ポリネシア語系、フィリピン語

ちゅうことで、無頼は英語、フランス語に引き続きフィリピン語(タガログ語)をちょっとだけ勉強中。もしヴォイニッチが暗号でなければ、音の繰り返しとかは、似てる気はするよね。

中世の宣教師が、現地の言葉をアルファベットで書き表そうとした試みだったら
面白いのになぁ。

ちなみに、他の言語だとスペイン語と古典ギリシャ語それぞれ1年習ったことある。ほとんど忘れちゃったけど。

1996/12/10, posted by Bob Richmond

The language appears to have a small number of phonemes. The languages of the Malayo-Polynesian family, as many observers have suggested, are the most likely possibility. The many languages of the Philippines make that area I think a very likely candidate, since the Spanish began extensive colonization there around 1565, with many Roman Catholic priests in isolated outposts.

Imagine then a young priest posted to the Philippines in the late 16th century. He reduced a local language to writing, as was becoming a widespread practice then - he would have known, for instance, about literary Nahuatl (since the Philippines were a province of Mexico!). Isolated, though, he went native, succumbed to the pleasures of the flesh, and kept some sort of record, using his invented alphabet and the local language. Perhaps he simply recorded his amorous doings with his wife - such records can become very repetitious.

ちゅうか、よく考えたら、未知の言語を書き表すのに、わざわざ新しくアルファベットを作り出す必要があるはずもない。

1997/10/31, posted by Rene Zandbergen
When Malay was mentioned in two contexts, I did not realise just how many features Malay written in an Arabic script would have in common with Voynichese. The prefixes and suffixes, the short words, the full-word repetitions, the absense of repeated characters.

1997/10/31, posted by Dennis Stallings
Jacques discussed the Jawi (Arabic) script used for Malay in the Voylist archives. Jawi does represent vowels, but in a complex manner.

However, I think you would see the same thing with Malay even in Latin orthography. And I'm pretty sure Malay would be a low-entropy language. It's in the Malayo-Polynesian group, and visually it looks low-entropy.
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