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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.
>Jim Henry
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. John Vertical