The same way a Chinese reader does.  By looking it up in the dictionary.  The advantage is that the 25 or 30 characters would have a defined alphabetical order so it would be posisble to have a well-ordered dictionary.  The dictionary would probably have to resort to a phonetic alphabet to describe the pronunciation.

Nik Taylor <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Gary Shannon wrote:
> Any thoughts?

How would you figure out what word an unfamiliar letter-pattern is?