If you had to guess, how long would you expect it to take for a newbie to design an alphanumeric font, u&lc? Imagine that this hypothetical person is...
... very good with computers generally, but only moderately experienced in vector drawing and not at all in font design apps
... pretty well versed in typographic history and closely familiar with a wide range of existing types
How many hours/week, for how many weeks or months would you estimate it to take? What other variables might need to be taken into consideration in estimating the person-hours required?