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From perldoc perlop and searching for transliteration we discover that

Because the transliteration table is built at compile time, neither th +e SEARCHLIST nor the REPLACEMENTLIST are subjected to double quote interpolation. That means that if you w +ant to use variables, you must use an eval(): eval "tr/$oldlist/$newlist/"; die $@ if $@;
So that may be part of your issue, or at least it will be when you remove the g modifier which makes no sense with athe tr opperator

print "Good ",qw(night morning afternoon evening)[(localtime)[2]/6]," fellow monks."

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