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Anglomorphic Cuneiform

Trey Jones
l’École de SpecGram, Washington D.C.

It has come to my attention that the very important, very ancient, and very respect-worthy Kenduzandi cuneiform tablet that contains the very important, very ancient, and very respect-worthy Kenduzandi mytholingual tale “Why Princes are not Scribes, and the Rat Eats Grain” has a rather unexpected property.

To wit—under just-so conditions of lighting, humidity, electromagnetic radiation, and observer intoxication—some of the cuneiform vaguely resembles alphabetic characters. These should probably be referred to as alphamorphic cuneiform, but, for historical reasons, they are known as anglomorphic cuneiform. That’s the story and I’m sticking to it.

Your task is to decode the anglomorphic cuneiform in the tablet. Recall and precision scores will be computed on all submissions—which must be received by May 15th, 2012—and winners will be determined by F-measure, and the best, if they are good enough, may win a SpecGram magnet. The solution, if any, and winners, if any, will be announced in the next issue of SpecGram.

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