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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 07 Jan '07 22:13
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxy?
  2. 08 Jan '07 07:55
    Originally posted by rooktakesqueen
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxy?
    z?
  3. Standard member celticcountry
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    08 Jan '07 18:25
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    z?
    I think the quiz was aimed at Americans or Canadians.
  4. 08 Jan '07 19:15
    Originally posted by celticcountry
    I think the quiz was aimed at Americans or Canadians.
    Oh, sorry.
  5. 09 Jan '07 14:32
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    z?
    i didnt think you would get it so quick
  6. 09 Jan '07 14:34
    Originally posted by rooktakesqueen
    i didnt think you would get it so quick
    He probably cheated.
  7. 09 Jan '07 23:03
    Originally posted by Mephisto2
    He probably cheated.
    No, I certainly did not !!!

    But, anyway, is this solution correct in any language?
    Is there a language where the order of the letters not bring z as a solution to this problem?

    In Swedish, as an example, z is the solution and the next three letters beyond z is å, ä and ö, which are to be treated as three separate letters. The Swedish alphabet is therefore richer than the primitive English alphabet.
    And, if I am not mistaken, the Vietnamese alphabet is still richer in letters.
  8. 10 Jan '07 18:08
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    No, I certainly did not !!!

    But, anyway, is this solution correct in any language?
    Is there a language where the order of the letters not bring z as a solution to this problem?

    In Swedish, as an example, z is the solution and the next three letters beyond z is å, ä and ö, which are to be treated as three separate letters. The Swedish alphabet is ...[text shortened]... sh alphabet.
    And, if I am not mistaken, the Vietnamese alphabet is still richer in letters.
    the only way for 'z' not to work would be if another letter follows 'y' in an alpabet for a different language... i cant think of any where the first 25 letters would match and then a different letter to 'z' is used - would be a good one to use though
  9. 10 Jan '07 18:18
    In Latvian 'z' comes after 'v'. We don't have a 'y' nor as 'x', 'w' and 'q'.