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Considering how Arabic and Hebrew treat their vowels, skewed letter
frequencies might not be a serious problem.
Isn't this idea similar to your Alice project?

stevo


On Thu, May 16, 2019 at 9:14 AM Gary Shannon <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> ...to invent a conlang that works with the existing manuscript to give
> something intelligible.
>
> Pick a sentence.
> Decide what you want it to mean.
> Work out the English gloss.
> Start building up the dictionary.
> Move on to the next sentence.
> Rinse and repeat.
>
> You might want to start by working out a usable division of the characters
> into vowels VS consonants.
> Then collect word frequency statistics to know which words you want to make
> into nouns, verbs, prepositions, particles, etc.
>
> Even just "translating" one page into a conlang would be a real challenge,
> but just think how famous you could become for "solving" the manuscript!
>
> --gary
>