So...

q=i

n=t

d=h

k=v

x=g

o=c

y=p

f=n

v=y

r=f

z=d

With those substitutions made, we get this:

th__v_gdp_h__fh_n,__f__png_pn__f_f_v_gp__.

_dp_hf___hpny_h_h__t____cn__h_n_t,

f__gc_fpn__fn_cp_hv_g__n_p__pf_ypg_hig_

hnpf__n___,_fp_hf-___h_npnh;nd____tdpn_n__,

p_pch._d_yhv_gp__hf__vh_ndh__g_fhvp

_cg_dp__dp_hpf_ndpf_v_g___y_pv_f_!

... which is clearly bollocks. Even allowing for spaces, there's never going to be a place for "hpny" or "fhvp". So, try substituting the other way around, and we get this instead:

fz___x__v_z_x_zqr,_x___vr__vrqx_n_x_x_v__.

q_v_z_x__zvrkqz_zx_fqn_x_rxdznrxf,

_x___q_vrqx_rx_v_z_x_nqrdv__v__kv_nz_

_qzrv__nrq__,q_voz_-_q_znrvrz;r_qnqnf_vrqrqn,

v_v_z.q_xkz_x_v__z__x_z_r_z_x___z_vn___

_vnq_v_zv__r_v___x__x_k_v_q__!

... which is even wronger. "rxdznrxf"? Please.

I'm left with three possibilities: either this code is not a straight-forward letter substitution; or it is, but the clues are cunningly misleading or jumbled in some way; or I haven't drunk enough Diet Coke yet today and my brain's not functioning.

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