Each word in the following list corresponds to one letter:

rôle résumé Jalapeño xoriço ö führer

The combination of letters can be represented as ----uu

Here, the -'s represent the missing letters. The last two letters are u's.

Hint 1 :

The meaning or language of the words has nothing to do with the letters

Hint 2 :

Only some letters in the words are useful. The combination of letters wouldn't change if the other non-important words are replaced/deleted.

  • $\begingroup$ Shouldn't the answer be a seven letter word? One is repeated but not another. $\endgroup$ – Weather Vane May 11 '19 at 10:45
  • $\begingroup$ No, Each word corresponds to one letter, even though they are repeated. ö and führer both correspond to the same letter - u. $\endgroup$ – NoLand'sMan May 11 '19 at 10:46
  • $\begingroup$ They correspomnd to the modifiers. The umlaut is used twice, why not the acute? $\endgroup$ – Weather Vane May 11 '19 at 10:47
  • $\begingroup$ Oh, the logic was supposed to be that - The letter corresponding to the word must be the first letter of the name of the accent used in the word. $\endgroup$ – NoLand'sMan May 11 '19 at 10:49

Answer is



first letters of accent symbols, i.e.: circumflex, accent/ acute (from @WeatherVane), tilde, cedilla, umlaut, umlaut

  • $\begingroup$ rot13: Gur npprag pbhyq or nphgr ohg fgvyy gur fnzr nafjre. $\endgroup$ – Weather Vane May 11 '19 at 10:39
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks @WeatherVane $\endgroup$ – Omega Krypton May 11 '19 at 10:40

Half hearted guess:

(Considering the answer ----uu is probably not a proper word in any language)

The six words are in the languages

French (Français)
French (Français)
Spanish (Español)
French (Français)
German (Deutsch)
German (Deutsch)

Given that the last 2 words both represent a u my guess is that the letter to be used is the Nth letter in the language name (in its own language) in the order used.

1 Français
2 Español
3 Deutsch

Making the answer


but I have no idea what that means.

  • $\begingroup$ Not a bad attempt. You have found a correlation ,but it's not the one I had in mind. I shall add some hint to the question. $\endgroup$ – NoLand'sMan May 11 '19 at 10:15
  • $\begingroup$ From the added hints, V nz grzcgrq gb guvax gung gur fvk nppragrq be zbqvsvrq yrggref ner hfrq, ohg gung qbrf abg rkcynva jul gur h nccrnef gjvpr. $\endgroup$ – Weather Vane May 11 '19 at 10:22
  • $\begingroup$ Uhm, what do you mean? $\endgroup$ – NoLand'sMan May 11 '19 at 10:23
  • $\begingroup$ Gur fvk nppragrq yrggref ner "brapbh". $\endgroup$ – Weather Vane May 11 '19 at 10:25
  • $\begingroup$ English please. $\endgroup$ – NoLand'sMan May 11 '19 at 10:26

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