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--- Garth Wallace <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Gary Shannon wrote:
>
<snip>
> >
> > The first few rows should look like this:
> >
> >   ABCD EFGH IJKL MNOP QRST UVWX YZ
> > ----------------------------------
> > A gcma fslz itxr ydbe hwnq vkpu jo
> > B ogcm afsl zitx rydb ehwn qvkp uj
> > C jogc mafs lzit xryd behw nqvk pu
> > D ujog cmaf slzi txry dbeh wnqv kp
> >
> > E pujo gcma fslz itxr ydbe hwnq vk
> > F kpuj ogcm afsl zitx rydb ehwn qv
> > G vkpu jogc mafs lzit xryd behw nq
> > H qvkp ujog cmaf slzi txry dbeh wn

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>
> Interesting. It sort of reminds me of the tables
> I've seen for deriving
> musical materials from a twelve-tone row.

It's also identical with what's called a Vigenere
Polyalphabetic Cipher Tableau, a type of secret code
that was believed to be unbreakable from the time it
was invented in 1466 until it was finally cracked in
the late 19th century.

BTW: I wrote a program to do this with a lexicon file
I have of 3,000 common English words and created an
instant 3,000 word dictionary file for my next
conlang.
They're pretty good words too.  Now I just need to add
in some rules for how nouns and verbs and so forth are
formed in the language. It's be pretty cool starting
out to design a new conlang with a rich ready built
vocabulary of thousands of words.

--gary