A linguist of Indo-European languages and working in the National Security Agency.
In 1976 in his paper 'The Voynich Manuscript Revisited' he proposed asserts that that the manuscript was written in a "hitherto unknown North Germanic dialect", stating that he has identified in the manuscript a "skeletal syntax several elements of which are reminiscent of certain Germanic languages", while the content itself is expressed using "a great deal of obscurity."
A copy of his paper can be found here .
- Child, James R. (Summer 1976). "The Voynich Manuscript Revisited" XXI (3). NSA Technical Journal.
- Child, Jim (2009-06-16). "Again, The Voynich Manuscript. 2007.". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on 2009-06-16.
The English referee of the same name has a Wikipedia page here