I was able to unveil the correct meaning of the Nephitic characters from Book of Mormon reproduced in a list of so many types of them, by Joseph Smith who did the copy, and put them under the title of "CARACTORS" (a not English name, but alike NEPHITIC, Latin, extinct Sabellicus) and sent to USA scientist ANTHON. Thus the usual name Anthon's caractors given to such list of characters I was able to translate and published some 10 years ago, even in LDS sites. It was possible to see that such characters were exactly the same, identical, of Sabellicus language in use in some part of Italy, as found in Tombs discovered and unearthed exactly in the year it was published the first edition of Book of Mormon. I published on this, with pictures and comparisons, in the LDS site MormonDialogue.org (1921...). I was working in Italy when I discovered about and that words of such Sabellicus are those of Book of Mormon partly or not translated, as Moroni (Morone, Morroni, Morrone), which was a popular name.
I retired and I decided to continue the works and research on the translation of the CARACTORS. Such was a Joseph Smith's gathering of equal characters but with distinct styles (including "fonts"). Thus I decided to solve the ENIGMA of what would be the contents of The Kinderhook Plates. Not taking into consideration if they were (yet are) correct ones, or if they nowadays are just hoax. I was interested in examining if the CHARACTERS were "reasonable, trustable", even if they had been made copy from the original and correct true brass plates and "photocopied" on false brass material, modern plates, hoax. But having trustable original information.
Thus I did quite alike I did and first reported some 10 years ago. I did a research to see if the plates had a trustable set of characters that I could translated to MODERN and consistent CHARACTERS. Like I had done with CARACTORS, set of not so old Nephitic characters: 600 BC was the match with Sabellicus, as from tombs in Italy. Knowing that it was found the town NeFich (written exactly that way; phonetically translation becomes NePHich) in Egypt, in the way to Jerusalem. A town found in old map of Egypt and yet alive. Thus NeF-ites lived in Egypt. Nefich means ch=property of Nefi's people. Nowadays has an Arab name: N-A-fich. Little changes
It is amazing that KINDERHOOK plates were not yet translated in some rational way, so simple and easy and fast is the translation. There was just a "little problem" for the translator. The use of some DUMB (silent) straight lines (sometimes a little curved). But that was for a clear SAFETY REASON, as of SLAVES trying to avoid their MASTERS knowing what things they were writing and their messages they were exchanging among other groups. They used the SAME PROCEDURE of safety we use nowadays as to avoid "computers" reading what we want to avoid them "tampering" our private HUMAN DOCUMENTS, as to SPY our human private information, as codes, key numbers, etc. Even to become member of this FORUM I had to identify the correct letters of this set of letters rotated to the left and to the right and the PROTO-NEPHITES did the same, and even putting characters upside-down and making them in FLIPPED position. SECURITY REASON. But if you translated CARACTORS set of characters, it is quite easy to UNVEIL such "tricks". Also considering Sabellicus' also. http://www.mediafire.com/imgbnc.php/83a14150113f7dd22fcc5ee0aeed0992ac39fabe8c97e39eb33b29292b3c14f44g.jpg
You can see ROTATION of characters to right and left (clockwise and anti-clockwise) and you can see the DUMB lines, some touching the characters. The same SECURITY procedure is used in KINDERHOOK plates, because they were at the end of LEBANON (PHOENICIA) phase to entering into GRECIA (Joel 3:6). The characters are basically of Phoenician origin, but already with the "basic features" of the Nephitic Language that was used through Italy, up it was ERASED by the Romans in some 5 centuries B.C. because of Political Reasons (erase their memories of PAST as SLAVES in Greece and Phoenicia). Thus all in Sabellicus was "erased, exterminated" from memory and physically. Only information well saved in well earthed (covered) tombs survived. There is none relationship between Sabellicus and Latin. Latin is Greek classic.
Translation of PROTO-NEPHITIC (very early version of Nephitic, probably it was organized in Phoenicia, Joel 3:6) then is very easy and very fast. All 12 plates can be translated in just one working day...
See just one plate before translation: http://www.mediafire.com/imgbnc.php/3c209f27c55afb0c09031c6598229a7e43ccf7eb5623f7989a8e50c84c14de8d6g.jpg
Click on URL to see very enlarged PLATE. The numbers were provided, as I did with CHARACTORS, to locate the position of each CHARACTER, as to provide DIDACTIC explanation about the TRANSLATION that was provided: rotation and FLIP+ DUMB
And next you can see the result of TRANSLATION. It is not PERFECT, but it is already a FIRST GUESS for students go on. http://www.mediafire.com/imgbnc.php/42633e5ba681c21a6bb3d3dac7610282fb611377c610942a830c698fb22cb9a46g.jpg
Click and see the translation very much enlarged.
The addition of DUMB lines ("silent") and ROTATION and FLIP of characters made them so SECRET and that was the intention in the past days of slavery..., that nobody was able to DECIPHER them... It is the same with text that is written with the CODES USED to SCREEN candidates to become members of this group. With so strange characters for sure you would say, in future, that our characters are impossible to be read... They are written in some strange language.
It was a very secret language, used by LDS of early 2010, in their secret combinations and sites.
Best personal regards,