No.

K4 does not follow the rules of Pig Latin.

  1. Transfer preceding consonant(s) from the word to the end. Add “-ay” to the end of the word.
  2. Add “-way” to the end of the word that starts with a vowel, and leave the first letter in front.

If you’ll remember, K4 is:

OBKR
UOXOGHULBSOLIFBBWFLRVQQPRNGKSSO
TWTQSJQSSEKZZWATJKLUDIAWINFBNYP
VTTMZFPKWGDKZXTJCDIGKUHUAUEKCAR

So by in an attempt to decipher K4 by reversing the known rules for pig latin, we can see that this is an impossible endeavor.

Using an online translation program, we can see what K4 would appear as if Sanborn had indeed encrypted it using Pig Latin.

OBKRWAY
UOXOGHULBSOLIFBBWFLRVQQPRNGKSSOWAY
EKZZWATJKLUDIAWINFBNYPTWTQSJQSSAY
IGKUHUAUEKCARVTTMZFPKWGDKZXTJCDAY

I for one am glad to have finally answered this question.

I think after today, many of us will be redirecting our efforts in our attempts to solve Kryptos.

Kryptosfan

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