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Will the text of the Voynich manuscript be successfully translated by 2050?

The Voynich manuscript is a hand-written codex which, according to carbon dating, originated in the 15th century. To this day, it is not known for certain whether the manuscript contains meaningful text or gibberish, let alone what language(s) it is written in or what the text might say.

There are a few claimed solutions every year. Most recently there has been buzz about a University of Bristol academic who claimed to have found a way to transliterate "Voynichese" to a form of Vulgar Latin. Like all other decipherment claims to date, this is not widely accepted by the Voynich expert community (as judging by the reactions on the forum and /r/linguistics).

This question resolves positively if an attempt at deciphering and translating the main text of the Voynich manuscript is widely accepted as correct by experts by the end of 2050.

It resolves negatively if no Voynich decipherment attempt is widely accepted by the end of 2050, or if the document is widely accepted as a hoax/gibberish by the end of 2050.


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