I finally figured out the alphabet this game has been hiding from me for so long. I understood the "quick fox lazy dog" thing it was pretty obvious but the stone block and the symbols plus the order and orientation was so baffling. Eventually I drew it all out on graph paper and after a few hours of scrutiny I figured it out! I have never felt such a strong air of amusement and mystery since I was 8 and I played Links Awakening. I absolutely love this game. I probably would have solved this sooner but being legally blind makes things kinda hard.