Well, don't have time to do it, so here is what I've been working on.
Every work is an even number of digits, so I assume each letter corresponds to a two-ddigit number.
18241218'37 probably ends in 's, making S:37. Simply adding 16 to each letters natural number doesn't work though.
12 is on it's own often, making 12 either A or I. It's on it's own several times, implying that the numbers are fixed, and don't change through the message.
Words that end in double letters are
16343737, 22233535 and 19233535. Letters commonly doubled up at the end are LL, SS and (less often) TT. 37 is already S, so 35 may well be L.
From those words, 34 and 23 should be vowels.
19233535 could possibly be WELL, since it is quite common for a sentence to start with "Well, blah blah.." (last sentence). That would make W:19 and E:23.
Ok, must dash, will see if this has been solved when I get back.
Edited on December 1, 2003, 10:52 am
Posted by Sam
on 2003-12-01 10:34:58