Re: Deciphering Conlangs
|From:||John Vertical <johnvertical@...>|
|Date:||Friday, July 13, 2007, 17:38|
>On 6/25/07, John Crowe <johnxcrowe@...> wrote:
>> There appears to be no search feature on the archive, so... have there been
>> or is there such a contest or puzzle where one tries to "decipher" conlangs
>> (or any lang) given a translation in a known language? (like how Egyptian
>> heiroglyphics were deciphered using Rosetta stone)
>As far as I know, no one has done this before. I'm sorry I didn't have time
>to work on this one.
This might be relevant: I've got a "glorified cipher" of English in the
works - one that needs to be decipherable without any translations to
compare with, but not obviously so. (Not a 1:1 relationship of any sort.)
I'm planning on giving it a try here and on the ZBB when I'm done with the
first version to ensure that it's not too difficult.