Codes and Ciphers
Thank you all so much for being patient with me. I have been telling you girls I would teach you, but I haven’t tought you much. But for real this time, I will teach you!
Today we are going to talk about, Codes & Ciphers
Do you want to send a secret message to your freind without anyone knowing what it says?
I will teach you how to do that!
How To Make Codes And Ciphers
Codes are a way of altering a message so the original meaning is hidden. Generally, this requires a code book or word.
Write out words in reverse. This is a simple way of encoding messages so they can’t be understood at a glance. A message like “Meet me outside” written in reverse would instead be “Teem em edistuo.”
Use a secret language, like Pig Latin. In Pig Latin, words that start with a consonant sound switch that sound to the end of the word and add “ay.” This holds true for words start with a cluster of consonants. Words that start with vowels just get “way” or “ay” added to the end of the word.
Consonant initial examples: pig = igpay ; me = emay ; too = ootay ; wet = etway ; hello = ellohay
Consonant cluster initial examples: glove = oveglay ; shirt = irtshay ; cheers = eerschay
I personally prefer Pig Latin. It takes practice. The faster you speak it, the harder for people to crack the code.