This just in: an alien message was received on Earth!! It seems some extraterrestrial species has contacted us in a language with symbols similar to our own--presumably for our convenience. You, a rookie code-breaker, want a shot at deciphering their message, but NASA is not allowing just anyone to see the message so they're holding a test of abilities for any code-breakers interested. Those who can prove their mettle will be allowed access to the classified info. You show up for the test and are given a sheet of paper that reads:
Welcome code-breaker! Here's your chance to prove your abilities: this will be a test of your abilities to translate unknown languages. Consider it a warm-up.
Below is a short 'Rosetta Stone' for a language developed by a mystical religious cult long ago (no records exist of this language, so don't attempt to search for it). Can you use it to determine how to transcribe from English to their writing system? Fill in the sheet with the translation rule(s) and tell us what this group worshipped, in our language and theirs. Good Luck!
THE QUICK BROWN FOX JUMPS ABOVE ANY HAZEL BRAVE DOG
Above phrase written in mystery writing system:
C2A 3M7I8 F3P71 O47 3M287 J0GLD 62B 4N2I8 E95LH 31K
A few quick notes we almost forgot: This language is similar to our own in some ways (it can express all of our letters for example) but dissimilar in one important way. Look for patterns and you'll figure it all out.