Tool to decrypt/encrypt like Shankar. Shankar is a character from Vikas Swarup's book Q&A, that inspired Slumdog Millionnaire movie, who has a speech defect and use a crypted-like language.
Shankar Speech Defect (Q&A) - dCode
Tag(s) : Fun/Miscellaneous, Substitution Cipher
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Shankar's speech problem can be used as monoalphabetic substitution encryption with an alphabet designed to bring out the character's pronunciation defect. The correspondence table of the letters is:
Example: DCODE becomes AYKAZ
Example: SHANKAR is translated ODXIFXN
The deciphering of Shankar's words consists of the substitution phase but reversed. The substitution alphabet is then:
Example: The chapter title in the book X GKRZ OPKNU is tranlated A LOVE STORY.
A message using the Shankar speech defect should include the letter Z (which replaces E) with a higher frequency than the other letters. The index of coincidence should be unchanged from the original text.
Any reference to the book Q & A of Vikas Swarup or to the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire from Danny Boyle or any of their indian characters is undoubtedly a clue.