# I am the first. Who am I?

I am the first.

I am in apple.

I am a language.

I am there in above lines, of course here also.

Beginners prefer me.

Who am I?

HINT1

Each line above gives each letter, and the whole word is the final answer

HINT2

We are twelve and I am the fourth one

HINT3

Beginners prefer me.I think this line make little confusion. It is related to vehicle, driver etc

Now I think the puzzle more easy..

• hey man. i must have the right answer!? Good work. Commented Mar 21, 2018 at 4:02
• This is a fair first try. Try going through the Riddle Sandbox to learn about what exactly is a good riddle. Commented Mar 21, 2018 at 4:23
– Joe
Commented Mar 21, 2018 at 12:03

You are:

April

1. I am the first

A is the first letter

1. I am in apple

P is in apple

1. I am a language

The language R

1. I am there in above lines, of course here also

The letter I exists in all the above lines

1. Beginners prefer me

New drivers drive under L-board

The second hint made it too easy though...

• Yes you are right. Since the questions is too broad, i added the hits, I know that makes the puzzle too easy.. Commented Mar 21, 2018 at 4:12
• @DeepuSasidharan should try 1 hint at a time! see how many hints it takes for puzzlers to get it :) Commented Mar 21, 2018 at 14:33

You are

The letter a

I am the first.

a is the first letter in the English alphabet.

I am in apple.

a is indeed in 'apple'

I am a language.

I am there in above lines, of course here also.

The letter a is present in every line above, including this one.

Beginners prefer me.

If you are new to something, you would gladly prefer the letter grade A over anything else.

• That was my first guess too, but since he put the "word" tag in, I think the "letter" a might be wrong :) Commented Mar 20, 2018 at 13:42
• good attempt,on the track, but not I am thinking Commented Mar 20, 2018 at 14:55
• The reasoning behind "I am in apple" and "I am in language" could be the same. Commented Mar 20, 2018 at 16:18
• Was thinking APL (a programming language) but no way beginners would prefer it over a different language
– A.B.
Commented Mar 20, 2018 at 16:21
• @Foitn -- 'A' is a word in the English dictionary. From your smiley, I assume you are nitpicking A.B's choice of "letter" over "word" in his answer? Commented Mar 20, 2018 at 21:58

Are you

HTML

I am the first.


I am in apple.


Apple is using html codes in their website

I am a language.


HTML is a Markup language

I am there in above lines, of course here also.


This site uses HTML codes

Beginners prefer me.


Beginners prefer learning HTML as a start to programming

• HTML? Programming? Haha!... Jokes aside- HTML is a markup language, not programming. Also, the second spoiler is not revealable so maybe fix that. Commented Mar 20, 2018 at 23:59
• @IIRawCodeII I mean, the clue only says "I am a language," and HTML is certainly a language, regardless of the programming vs. markup distinction. Commented Mar 21, 2018 at 1:41
• Not the correct answer, +1 Commented Mar 21, 2018 at 4:03

The letter i

I am the first.

I is 1 in roman numerals

I am in apple.

It is at the start of (almost?) all the names of Apple's products. (iPod, iMac...)

I am a language.

“I” language is a great way for a person to express his/her point of view without putting the other person on the defensive. (source: www.wikihow.com)

I am there in above lines, of course here also.

The letter i is used in every line.

Beginners prefer me.

Beginners in english will often use "me" istead of "I" in sentence like, "My brother and me..." -> "My brother and I..."

At first I thought it was the capital letter "I" but it's not true for the names of Apple's products.

• I is also the "first person" point of view :D Commented Mar 20, 2018 at 18:46
• I like this answer a lot, though I'm not sure how well "I am a language" fits. You can add a link to your WikiHow reference using this format: [link text](https://example.com/example) Commented Mar 21, 2018 at 1:56
• +1 for the clever interpretation of beginners prefer me
– Tas
Commented Mar 21, 2018 at 2:23
• Good attempt, +1 .Hints added edited.. Commented Mar 21, 2018 at 4:02

are you

seed

I am the first.

seeds come before plants

I am in apple.

apples have seeds

I am a language.

I am there in above lines, of course here also.

possibly referring to how farmers sow land in lines with seeds?

Beginners prefer me.

• I like the answer, but not the one I am thinking,+1. Hints are available for the question Commented Mar 21, 2018 at 4:05

Are you

I am the first.

First human, or first prophet according to Islam

I am in apple

I am a language

I am there in above lines, of course here also

Beginners prefer me

One of the first religious stories people learn

• Not the correct answer,+1. please see the hints Commented Mar 21, 2018 at 4:07

Are you

C

I am the first.

C was the precursor to pretty much all of the most widely used programming languages today. Some like C++ and Objective-C are built on top of C and the C compiler, while others like Java are separate but use similar syntax.

I am in apple.

Apple's software is all built on C as far as I know (Swift and Objective-C are both built on top of C).

I am a language.

C is a programming language.

I am there in above lines, of course here also.

C is in things from the previous lines: Apple, programming languages, etc. and the letter C is also in this line, in the phrase "of course".

Beginners prefer me.

C is one of the first languages any new programmer should learn and is taught at some point in just about every Computer Science curriculum. It is up for debate whether beginners actually prefer C or are forced to learn it for their own good, but for a lot of programmers these days it reminds them of college classes when they were first learning data structures, operating systems, etc.

• Good one +1, Hints are available for the question Commented Mar 21, 2018 at 4:06
• C was not the first. It's even called C because it came after A and B. Commented Mar 22, 2018 at 7:41

Are you,

The alphabet or letters?

I am the first.

It is the start of learning the English language.

I am in apple.

The word apple contains letters of the alphabet.

I am a language.

Again, it is the alphabet for the English language.

I am there in above lines, of course here also.

Letters are in this sentence and in the sentences above.

Beginners prefer me.

Kids learn the letters of the alphabet before learning to read!

You're

SWIFT! :D

how do i do those yellow boxes? Nvm got it.

You are

SWIFT

I am the first.

swift is speedy

I am in apple.

devices i'm in.

I am a language.

ya programming language

I am there in above lines, of course here also.

first apple language

Beginners prefer me.

SWIFT for noobs

Are you

dot (.)

I am the first.

First dot in the riddle

I am in apple.

Technically in it, since each character is made of dots

I am a language.

DOT is a graph description language

I am there in above lines, of course here also.

In every line

Beginners prefer me.

. = 1, when beginners learn to count, .. = 2 and so on

You are

a space/whitespace

I am the first.

space is the first actual character in the ASCII table

I am in apple.

I guess there's some empty space in an apple's core?

I am a language.

There's a whitespace esolang, and also meaningful in Python, but honestly this part seems like a stretch because "space is not a language". However OP said the other answer is very close.

I am there in above lines, of course here also.

Every line has a space

Beginners prefer me.

"Beginners like to have space"?