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Yes, ommmm... Eee! Sea! Rye! Pea! Toe! Gee, ram.

What do you make of that?

Backstory:

I've just escaped from an asylum where I've stayed for the past ten years, and I'm a little excited about everything. I don't want to go back anytime soon, and meditating calms me down a little. But sometimes, just sometimes, I start acting looney again. What do you make of that?

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  • $\begingroup$ Is the word ram in the given series of words or is it with Gee ? $\endgroup$ – ABcDexter Sep 2 '15 at 13:59
  • $\begingroup$ I think I have the puzzle half-solved. Is this possible or is it an all-or-nothing sort of deal? $\endgroup$ – TheMadHaberdasher Sep 2 '15 at 16:38
  • $\begingroup$ @ABcDexter I don't understand. Everything in the blockquote is together. $\endgroup$ – Illyasviel Sep 2 '15 at 19:54
  • $\begingroup$ @TheMadHaberdasher It is possible to have pieces. Post what you have and I'll tell you if you're heading in the right direction. $\endgroup$ – Illyasviel Sep 2 '15 at 19:55
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I only have part of it so far, but... Okay I think I have it now?

Reading "Yes, ommmm... Eek! Sea! Rye! Pea! Toe! Gee, ram." as alternating multi-letter sounds/single-letter names gives the letters "YS|M|EEK|C|RY|P|TO|G|RAM", the latter part of which is obviously the word "cryptogram", a pretty meta description of the puzzle itself. The first part is slightly more confusing, but I'd wager the Y is meant to be pronounced as a letter as well, producing the phrase "Wise Meek Cryptogram". Which kind of fits the meditation theme?

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  • $\begingroup$ Could it be S, Make C? $\endgroup$ – kanchirk Sep 4 '15 at 18:52
  • $\begingroup$ Very close! My interpretation of "eek" was a sound like "eee!" $\endgroup$ – Illyasviel Sep 4 '15 at 21:40
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This can be a coincidence

Literally reading it in Hindi Pronunciation (Other devanagari puzzlers can confirm)

SOM, EK SI RAI PEA TOH JI, RAM

Extracting Meaning

SOM -> It is a liquor drink https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soma

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EK -> One https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Hindi/Numbers

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SI -> Like

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RAI -> Opinion

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PEA -> Drink

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TOH -> then

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JI -> Live

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RAM -> Gods Name -> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rama

. Inferring

OPINION is IF YOU DRINK SOM, YOU LIVE LIKE GOD.

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  • $\begingroup$ The method is partially correct, but unfortunately, I don't understand Hindi. $\endgroup$ – Illyasviel Sep 2 '15 at 19:53
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks @Illyasviel. Hope other "Hindi" understanding puzzlers corroborate what I have written. Meanwhile Am still trying alternatives and probably correct solution. $\endgroup$ – kanchirk Sep 2 '15 at 19:56
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I think it is

Yes, A meek cryptogram.

Because

Yes

Obvious

Ommmm..

Ommmm sounds like ahmmmmm, plus eak! combines to form A meek - meek means subtle, imposed

Sea

Letter C

Rye

Rye sounds like arrr , why (RY)

Pea

Letter P

Toe

Whole sound, in crypTOgram

Gee, Ram

Whole sound, in cryptoGRAM

Meaning

The whole phrase would be 'Yes, A subtle or imposed cryptogram'

disclaimer:

Now if the phrase "Yes, A meek cryptogram, is a cryptogram for something else entirely, youve got me

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  • $\begingroup$ convincing !!! great !!! $\endgroup$ – kanchirk Sep 4 '15 at 19:01
  • $\begingroup$ You are so close! I admit, my interpretation for "eek" is a slight stretch. It should have been "eee!" $\endgroup$ – Illyasviel Sep 4 '15 at 21:36

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