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A code

xsomuhu oh gsu pymteytu iv gsu tiwh

My dad and I made this code up. I'd appreciate if anyone would let me know if they can decode it
Timtacious

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Re: A code

Timtacious wrote:xsomuhu oh gsu pymteytu iv gsu tiwh

My dad and I made this code up. I'd appreciate if anyone would let me know if they can decode it

Pretty easy ^_^

Spoiler:
E = U
G = T
H = S
I = O
M = N
O = I
P = L
S = H
T = G
U = E
V = F
W = D
X = C
Y = A

CHINESE IS THE LANGUAGE OF THE GODS

bocochoco

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Re: A code

Chinese is not the language of the Gods, Latin is!
brnqncdvs

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Re: A code

May I ask why the code is mostly (but not fully) reverse alphabetical? I'm assuming that you two made it easy to figure out, but i'm curious whether there was more to it, or these are just accidental cases.

If you set A=Z, B=Y etc, most of them will match, except the below:

E maps to U and F maps to V (and vice versa), whereas alphabetically it would be E mapping to V and F mapping to U
O maps to K and P maps to L (not vice versa), whereas alphabetically it would be L and K, respectively.
Y maps to A and Z maps to B (not vice versa).

I could just be overanalyzing the whole thing...

dimochka

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Re: A code

dimochka wrote:May I ask why the code is mostly (but not fully) reverse alphabetical?
The OP hasn't been on the xkcd forums in almost 2 years.
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Snark

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Re: A code

The 'solution' posted doesn't make a whole lot of sense anyway.
No mappings are given for B, J, K, Q, R and Z (so are we to presume these map to themselves?)
Also several mappings are (E = U, G = T, H = S, I = O) are mentioned twice.

I wonder how bocochoco got to this answer...
Every finger is touching and searching / Until your secrets come out,
In the dance, as it endlessly circles / I linger close to your mouth.
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This sentence is as succinct as possible.
Pjotr

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Re: A code

Pjotr wrote:The 'solution' posted doesn't make a whole lot of sense anyway.
No mappings are given for B, J, K, Q, R and Z (so are we to presume these map to themselves?)

No, we just don't know what they map to, because they aren't in the sample. It's impossible to determine what they map to without a portion of text that contains them.

Also several mappings are (E = U, G = T, H = S, I = O) are mentioned twice.
E=U means "an E in the code is a U in the real phrase". U=E means "a U in the code means an E in the real phrase"

So there are no repeats. E=U and U=E are seperate facts, using the notation Bocochoco was using.
(admittedly I would stick to E=>U rather than E=U, but that''s just me)

I wonder how bocochoco got to this answer...

Almost certainly by starting with the short words (for which there are only a few probable options in a normal sentence)

Kingreaper

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Re: A code

Kingreaper wrote:
I wonder how bocochoco got to this answer...

Almost certainly by starting with the short words (for which there are only a few probable options in a normal sentence)
Or here: http://www.blisstonia.com/software/WebD ... /index.php
DaBigCheez wrote:Because I totally think Snark's the kind of guy who could pull off a stunt like "let teammate get vigkilled by your drone D1, to make yourself a "confirmed town" for not going against it, then pick off everyone while laughing about it."

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Re: A code

Internet, dear sweet internet - is there anything thou cannot do?

(Cool site!)
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