Preliminary Contact Analysis of Catinat's letter of 15 September 1702 http://cryptiana.web.fc2.com/code/louisxiv.htm#SEC9 *50 vs 28 50 and 28, the most frequent groups, do not appear to be homophones. 50 is often followed by 28 and 84. 28 is often followed by 3-digit groups (presumably often C+V) and hence may be a vowel. 28 follows some groups multiple times. 50 may be "s" and 28 may be vowel "u" or "e". Two-digit groups adjacent to 28 (the following 22,43,93, the preceding 10, 29, 35, 50 (multiple times), 68 (multiple times)) are consonant? No. If 28=u(=v), it is followed by a vowel. Two-digit groups adjacent to 50 (the folowing 14, 28, 37, 78, 84, the preceding 8, 13, 20, 22, 33, 43, 65, 84, 85) are vowels? No. s often follows a consonant and is often followed by t. 1 050 014 3 050 028 1 050 037 1 050 078 4 050 084 1 050 126 1 050 144 1 050 158 1 050 162 1 050 171 1 050 275 1 050 327 1 050 408 1 028 022 1 028 043 1 028 093 1 028 129 1 028 146 1 028 159 1 028 169 2 028 183 1 028 308 1 028 328 2 028 376 1 028 393 1 028 407 2 028 428 1 8 50 1 13 50 2 20 50 1 22 50 1 33 50 1 43 50 1 65 50 1 84 50 2 85 50 1 110 50 1 126 50 1 152 50 1 166 50 1 407 50 2 409 50 1 10 28 1 29 28 1 35 28 3 50 28 2 68 28 1 101 28 2 106 28 1 159 28 1 168 28 1 286 28 2 393 28 1 427 28 *I want to find homophones for 50, which is followed by 84 four times. The other groups followed by 84 are: 33, 56, 121, and 136. Let's see. Is 33 a homophone for 50? 1 050 014 3 050 028 1 050 037 1 050 078 4 050 084 1 050 126 1 050 144 1 050 158 1 050 162 1 050 171 1 050 275 1 050 327 1 050 408 1 136 024 2 136 084 *common with 50 1 136 120 1 033 020 1 033 024 1 033 050 * 1 033 084 *common with 50 1 033 140 1 033 291 1 033 320 1 033 327 *common with 50 1 033 419 1 056 024 1 056 062 1 056 084 *common with 50 1 056 138 2 056 163 1 056 331 1 056 400 1 121 056 1 121 084 *common with 50 *Again, I want to find homophones for 50, which is followed by 28 three times. The other groups followed by 28 are: 10, 29, 35, 50, 68, 101, 106, 159, 168, 286, 393, 427. Let's see. No better candidate than 33 above. 1 050 014 3 050 028 1 050 037 1 050 078 4 050 084 1 050 126 1 050 144 1 050 158 1 050 162 1 050 171 1 050 275 1 050 327 1 050 408 1 010 011 2 010 014 *common with 50 1 010 028 *common with 50 1 010 066 1 010 106 1 010 263 1 010 314 1 029 028 *common with 50 but too infrequent 1 035 017 1 035 028 *common with 50 1 035 061 1 035 110 1 035 248 2 068 028 *common with 50 but too infrequent overall 1 101 003 3 101 022 1 101 028 *common with 50 1 101 056 1 101 217 1 101 308 1 101 408 (The other 3-figure groups omitted.) *28 vs. 84 They do not seem to be homophones but both can follow 50. 1 028 022 1 028 043 1 028 093 1 028 129 1 028 146 1 028 159 1 028 169 2 028 183 1 028 308 1 028 328 2 028 376 1 028 393 1 028 407 2 028 428 1 084 003 1 084 011 1 084 043 *common with 28 1 084 050 1 084 065 1 084 066 2 084 101 1 084 229 1 084 277 1 084 327 1 10 28 1 29 28 1 35 28 3 50 28 2 68 28 1 101 28 2 106 28 1 159 28 1 168 28 1 286 28 2 393 28 1 427 28 2 14 84 1 33 84 4 50 84 *common with 28. Compared with 28, 84 has a limited number of groups preceding it. This suggests it is a consonant rather than a vowel. If 50=s, 84 may be t. 1 56 84 1 121 84 2 136 84 *13 vs. 22 They may be homophones. If 50=s, they may be a vowel. 1 013 020 1 013 022 1 013 050 1 013 085 4 013 101 1 013 109 1 013 198 1 013 277 1 013 291 1 013 295 1 013 350 1 022 008 1 022 014 1 022 020 *common with 13 1 022 050 *common with 13 1 022 054 1 022 066 1 022 085 *common with 13 1 022 182 1 022 197 1 022 207 1 022 257 1 022 260 1 022 305 1 022 409 1 30 13 1 60 13 1 122 13 2 137 13 1 251 13 1 257 13 3 284 13 1 314 13 2 326 13 1 413 13 1 13 22 1 28 22 1 30 22 *common with 13 1 66 22 1 81 22 3 101 22 2 126 22 1 148 22 1 228 22 1 393 22 1 418 22 *101 vs. 350 They may be homophones. 1 101 003 3 101 022 1 101 028 1 101 056 1 101 217 1 101 308 1 101 408 1 350 003 *common with 101 1 350 085 1 350 110 1 350 122 1 350 228 1 350 308 *common with 101 4 13 101 2 84 101 1 247 101 1 419 101 1 433 101 1 13 350 *common with 101 1 78 350 1 162 350 1 167 350 1 305 350 1 325 350 *22 and 277 There is an indication that these are homophones but 277 does not follow 101. 1 022 008 1 022 014 1 022 020 1 022 050 1 022 054 1 022 066 1 022 085 1 022 182 1 022 197 1 022 207 1 022 257 1 022 260 1 022 305 1 022 409 1 277 037 1 277 038 1 277 088 1 277 168 1 277 268 1 277 276 1 277 291 1 277 393 1 277 409 *common with 22 1 13 22 1 28 22 1 30 22 1 66 22 1 81 22 3 101 22 *in contrast, 277 does not follow 101 2 126 22 1 148 22 1 228 22 1 393 22 1 418 22 1 13 277 *common with 22 1 24 277 1 30 277 *common with 22 2 66 277 *common with 22 1 84 277 1 106 277 1 204 277 1 291 277 *30 It is adjacent with various groups. It may be a vowel. 1 030 003 1 030 013 1 030 022 1 030 044 1 030 056 1 030 217 1 030 271 1 030 277 1 030 344 1 030 351 1 030 376 1 030 396 3 82 30 1 93 30 1 138 30 1 159 30 1 228 30 1 248 30 1 251 30 1 270 30 1 328 30 1 408 30 *14 2 10 14 1 11 14 1 17 14 1 22 14 1 50 14 1 129 14 1 201 14 1 214 14 1 305 14 2 014 084 1 014 133 1 014 184 2 014 207 1 014 247 1 014 271 1 014 276 1 014 427 *10 vs. 17 1 010 011 2 010 014 1 010 028 1 010 066 1 010 106 1 010 263 1 010 314 2 017 010 1 017 014 *common with 10 1 017 066 *common with 17 1 017 171 1 017 200 2 17 10 1 44 10 1 269 10 1 291 10 1 331 10 1 344 10 1 376 10 1 35 17 1 188 17 3 269 17 1 291 17 *291 vs. 17 291 010 1 291 017 1 291 041 1 291 124 1 291 153 1 291 214 1 291 277 1 291 325 1 291 359 2 017 010 1 017 014 1 017 066 1 017 171 1 017 200 1 35 17 1 188 17 3 269 17 1 291 17 1 13 291 1 33 291 1 154 291 1 159 291 1 257 291 1 269 291 1 277 291 2 393 291