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Shankar Speech Defect (Q&A)

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.

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Shankar Speech Defect (Q&A)

Shankar Speech Defect Decoder

 

Shankar Speaking Encoder

 

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What is Shankar Language? (Definition)

Shankar's language is actually a speech problem of Shankar's character. In the book on which the film Slumdog Millionaire is based, the author uses a monoalphabetic substitution cipher with an alphabet designed to highlight the character's mispronunciation.

How to write like Shankar?

The letter substitution table is:

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
XWYAZBCDQEFGHIKLMNOPJRSTUV

Example: DCODE becomes AYKAZ and SHANKAR is translated ODXIFXN

How to decrypt Shankar slang text?

The deciphering of Shankar's words consists of the substitution phase but reversed. The substitution alphabet is then:

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
DFGHJKLMNUOPQRSTIVWXYZBACE

Example: The chapter title in the book X GKRZ OPKNU is tranlated A LOVE STORY.

How to recognize a Shankar ciphertext?

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.

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