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Alphabetic Letter-Shifts


A. Ross Eckler


It has been known for at least fifteen years that certain words can be translated into other words by shifting each letter the same number of steps along the alphabet -- thus, the letters of CHEER shifted forward seven steps to yield JOLLY, and the letters IRK shifted thirteen steps, VEX. Strangely, a little logological research has been done in this area; this article attempts to show what can be done by hand, and how much more might be accomplished by digital computer.