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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..

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  • $\begingroup$ hey man. i must have the right answer!? Good work. $\endgroup$ – nitsram Mar 21 '18 at 4:02
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    $\begingroup$ This is a fair first try. Try going through the Riddle Sandbox to learn about what exactly is a good riddle. $\endgroup$ – ABcDexter Mar 21 '18 at 4:23
  • $\begingroup$ "Who am I? None of your business!" $\endgroup$ – Joe Mar 21 '18 at 12:03

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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...

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  • $\begingroup$ Yes you are right. Since the questions is too broad, i added the hits, I know that makes the puzzle too easy.. $\endgroup$ – Deepu Sasidharan Mar 21 '18 at 4:12
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    $\begingroup$ @DeepuSasidharan should try 1 hint at a time! see how many hints it takes for puzzlers to get it :) $\endgroup$ – Jordan.J.D Mar 21 '18 at 14:33
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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.

A+ is a programming language descendant from the programming language A

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.

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    $\begingroup$ That was my first guess too, but since he put the "word" tag in, I think the "letter" a might be wrong :) $\endgroup$ – Foitn Mar 20 '18 at 13:42
  • $\begingroup$ good attempt,on the track, but not I am thinking $\endgroup$ – Deepu Sasidharan Mar 20 '18 at 14:55
  • $\begingroup$ The reasoning behind "I am in apple" and "I am in language" could be the same. $\endgroup$ – David Starkey Mar 20 '18 at 16:18
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    $\begingroup$ Was thinking APL (a programming language) but no way beginners would prefer it over a different language $\endgroup$ – A.B. Mar 20 '18 at 16:21
  • $\begingroup$ @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? $\endgroup$ – Happy Green Kid Naps Mar 20 '18 at 21:58
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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

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    $\begingroup$ HTML? Programming? Haha!... Jokes aside- HTML is a markup language, not programming. Also, the second spoiler is not revealable so maybe fix that. $\endgroup$ – IIRawCodeII Mar 20 '18 at 23:59
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    $\begingroup$ @IIRawCodeII I mean, the clue only says "I am a language," and HTML is certainly a language, regardless of the programming vs. markup distinction. $\endgroup$ – DLosc Mar 21 '18 at 1:41
  • $\begingroup$ Not the correct answer, +1 $\endgroup$ – Deepu Sasidharan Mar 21 '18 at 4:03
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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.

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    $\begingroup$ I is also the "first person" point of view :D $\endgroup$ – jamil Mar 20 '18 at 18:46
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    $\begingroup$ 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) $\endgroup$ – DLosc Mar 21 '18 at 1:56
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    $\begingroup$ +1 for the clever interpretation of beginners prefer me $\endgroup$ – Tas Mar 21 '18 at 2:23
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    $\begingroup$ Good attempt, +1 .Hints added edited.. $\endgroup$ – Deepu Sasidharan Mar 21 '18 at 4:02
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are you

seed

I am the first.

seeds come before plants

I am in apple.

apples have seeds

I am a language.

a programming 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.

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  • $\begingroup$ I like the answer, but not the one I am thinking,+1. Hints are available for the question $\endgroup$ – Deepu Sasidharan Mar 21 '18 at 4:05
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Are you

Adam

I am the first.

First human, or first prophet according to Islam

I am in apple

Adam's apple

I am a language

Adamic language (language spoken by Adam)

I am there in above lines, of course here also

I have no idea about this one

Beginners prefer me

One of the first religious stories people learn

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  • $\begingroup$ Not the correct answer,+1. please see the hints $\endgroup$ – Deepu Sasidharan Mar 21 '18 at 4:07
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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.

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  • $\begingroup$ Good one +1, Hints are available for the question $\endgroup$ – Deepu Sasidharan Mar 21 '18 at 4:06
  • $\begingroup$ C was not the first. It's even called C because it came after A and B. $\endgroup$ – Bergi Mar 22 '18 at 7:41
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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!

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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

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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

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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"?

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