# kOay kOay kOay!

Try to make sense of what you see below and give me the answer.

PIGPEN.

The pigpen cipher is a monoalphabetic cipher that uses unmarked partially drawn boxes for the letters A-I and the same boxes marked with a dot in the center for the letters J-R. That's what the sketch near the top refers to. (There are also wedges with or without a dot for the letters S to Z, but these are not used here: it's a pigpen, not a pigsty.)

The bottom row has eight pairs of overlaid triangles: In each pair, one triangle points either left or right; the other triangle points either up or down. Each of the pairs has either a single star (for the undotted letters A-I) or two stars (for the dotted letters J-R). The fifth and sixth as well as the seventh and eigth pairs share their stars. Each single or double star encodes a single letter:

P: bottom left dotted
I: bottom right undotted
G: bottom left undotted
P: bottom left undotted, again
E: top right bottom left, i.e. centre undotted
N: top right bottom left, i.e. centre dotted

But, but, ...

... don't we have to know what the overall answer is in order to decode the message? Well, there's a big hint in the title: kOay is Pig Latin for Ok. (Well, either that or it's some wordplay, as the OP points out: kOay is O in Kay, so "Oink!")

• Well done! Funny you found an explanation for the title which wasn't even intentional :D The intention was to interpret it as rot13(B va xnl = Bvax). Well it doesn't matter. Good solve. Nov 7, 2023 at 12:33
• Hehe, like any good truffle hog I can find hidden value with ease! Oink, oink! Nov 7, 2023 at 12:43
• (To make up for my blunder with explaining the title, here'a relevant punny comic strip I saw today ...) Nov 12, 2023 at 17:20