Questions tagged [language]

A puzzle that heavily depends on linguistic features; for instance it may concern foreign languages, or only work in some particular language, or be built around a peculiarity of the English language.

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Find the hidden message in this weird array

This puzzle is from my best friend. ? ? 0 ? ? ? ? ? 1 3 0 1 8 2 0 Figure out the answer. Do not ignore any of the tags! Hint:
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One Shall Stand, One Shall Fall. Riley Riddle

Of every generation, the first is always the best. Prefix will help your station, given free without jest. The infix is a hoot, you'll be thrown for a loop. It's what you did with fruit, you'll see ...
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my prefix can turn to sand, my suffix is at hand

my prefix can turn to sand my suffix is at hand my infix is a French end the whole is a famous movie
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What's my name and how did I construct my signature?

I recently changed my signature and have started rolling it out on forms. Here's the new one in a couple of versions so you can see the range of unimportant vs. important characteristics. What's my ...
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Puzzle #4: Enigmatic Entry

A detective is showing off notes to the lieutenant of the precinct he works at. Being a more classy investigator, he keeps a journal of notes that he separates by case. However, in order to ensure ...
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How to rephrase a sign text with a limited alphabet, but retain the meaning and humor?

I am creating a goofy sign for a pool using a vinyl letter set, which contains a limited alphabet of upper and lower case letters: AAABBBCCDDEEEFFGGHHIIIJJKKLLMMNNOOOPPQRRRSSSTTUUVVWWXXYYZZ ...
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iEnglish word and its secret Puzzle [closed]

Many students pass their A-Levels (UK), High School Degree or their countries' equivalent. Most of them passionately have to study mathematics and in one of their courses, they might have heard: ...
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Cyrus' Adventure (Part 8)

After tapping on the wall, it opened automatically. Inside was another corridor - as damp as the previous one. "Eww!" exclaimed Cyrus. At the end of the corridor, a huge stone tablet blocked the road. ...
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A simple dare from Columbia

Yesterday a colleague of mine from Columbia asked me what's the special common feature between the numbers $1$, $\phi$, $2$, $6$ and $10$. My brain did take about 8 seconds to figure it out, which ...
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What A Crazy Night

Having decided to accept an invitation to a party, you arrive at midnight in full dress. However, inside the mansion is a scene of madness. across the Hall, a Star flings a Cup of Water at an ...
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How to tell somone at random you want to speak with him using only numbers and the first 4 letters of the Alphabet? [closed]

There’s a token on Ethereum which seems to be very famous according to the number of peoples using it and the amount of money collected. But yet, Googling the function names as well as the ...
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Can you name this town? [closed]

I am a town in the state of Karnataka in India. The first two syllables of my name means 'man, hero or a person' in the ancient Indian language of Sanskrit. The next four syllables translate to 'lion' ...
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“No Bake” Riddle

I'm quick, I'm easy You can make me in a jiffy I'm on a farm I'm in your kitchen I'm in the pasture I lay, I rot, in more places then one I'm smelly, but I'm also very tasty I have nicknames but I ...
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How to read English words, written in cirilic?

I met this picture on Youtube. There are Cyrillic letters, which doesn't fit into any Cyrillic language I've seen. First, I thought it is just random letters combinations, but then I noticed that, ...
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Either way the same

Fill in the blanks to find two longest words of their own kind: __ __ __ __ V __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ V __ __ __ __ What is the theme ?
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“A both ways word”

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Demons' Dungeon

After winning the Fairy Logician's competition, you are reverse-summoned to a room with 5 portals at equal distances from each other. They are all locked,but fortunately, there is a logical demon in ...
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An Amazing Palindrome

My friend told me she was thinking of a word. It can be seen left to right, right to left and upside down by the English, French and Japanese and still be palindrome (A sequence of characters which ...
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A play with words

If my right side is law and my left clumsy, What is fine, then? (Please explain your reasoning) Answer:
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Can we break the coded message?

One guy communicate with his Girl friend via a secret coded message: "Sarà, If you're listening, I know I can't ask you for another chance, I only hope by you have found your safe haven, I took ...
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What is the answer to this analogy? [closed]

I was doing some questions and got stuck on this problem. Gamble is to risk as... a. hazard is to peril b. plot is to predict c. force is to reject d. embrace is to encroach ...
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¡Otro idioma! :)

Courtesy to @question_asker. Muchas preguntas Muchos pesos por bueno Tú estás aquí. ¿Qué soy? (I believe this is a rather simple one.)
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what do these words have in common

libro, livre, libre, leabhar, kirja, iphepha What do these words have in common?
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Sentence with 5 letter words

Can you make a sentence only using words of exactly five letters? It must be a grammatically correct sentence.
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Thousand dollars puzzle poor women [duplicate]

A poor woman and a rich woman are talking about music. The poor woman says she has studied music and can find a song with any name in it. The rich woman says "OK, if you can find a song with my son'...
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Japanese puzzle 2

My name is Stack reader. Let's have a talk! こんぐらじゅれしょんず! ゆうかんなうこみゅにけついんじゃぱにず。 Wait, you didn't understand me? I thought I was speaking properly but I guess I still have to work on my ...
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“Hidden fish”: old riddle

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Using only the first three letters of the English alphabet

Find an English word which is three letters long beginning with t using only the first three letters of the English alphabet Now do the same using the same three letters but for a French word You may ...
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The Word Chain! [closed]

You must create a sentence that is grammatically correct, each word must begin with the last letter in the word before. The first word must start with the last letter of the last word. This sentence ...
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What's the longest sentence you can make using only 2-letter words? [closed]

The sentence has to be grammatically correct, and probably shouldn't be too nonsensical. Here are a few examples: Is he in on it? Is it to be me? Ma, Ed is in my gi! Note: This puzzle will ...
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I before E, except in the following sentences:

"I before E" is a common mnemonic that is taught for spelling certain English words, but this mnemonic is often wrong, as pointed out in this Language Log post. The aim of this question is ...
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Longest Word made from Smaller Words

Objective: Find the longest word, which can be made from concatenation smaller words. Rules: * Words (and smaller words inside) must be findable at dictionary.com * Punctuation (for example ') does ...
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Japanese puzzle 1

Here are 3 Japanese symbols. 竜 : Dragon 昇 : Rise up 拳 : Fist Can you find the video game related word I am looking for by using only these 3 symbols as clues?
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A message for the future. do you think future humans will be able to translate this? [closed]

Fastest one who translates the message into english wins this contest! (and answer question in title please)
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Shortest sentence with 2 sets of synonyms?

Current Best: 13 characters This time I'm asking you guys to determine the shortest possible grammatically correct english sentence that includes 2 pairs of synonyms (different words that mean the ...
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Who am I ? Batman fans will know this

Who AM I? What AM I? If you hold, I leave, I am in you, but I hide very well, Even BATMAN wants me, and also you, Nobody has ever seen me, but I am always with you - Summer, winter, or ...
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What English word is always spelled incorrectly? [closed]

What word in the English language is always spelled incorrectly?
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Longest word conundrum

The longest word in the English language is the name of a Welsh town. Can you spell it?

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