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Inspired by Tanvishashikant's visa puzzle:

Decades ago engineers began working on plans to build the world's largest and greatest structure, privately known as "La Fin du Monde" or LFM. With Sears, Roebuck and Company feeling bested since their loss of phallic dominance, they were ready and willing to fund what would be the greatest structure for decades, perhaps centuries, to come. The engineers began to see their dream come to fruition.

Peering down from on-high, God chuckled to himself and said, "I remember seeing something like this before...and that was sure fun the first time!" Indulging His sense of humor, He pointed a finger, smiled, and winked; suddenly it was as in the days of old. The workers were all speaking different languages and nobody could figure out what was going on!

These workers were highly specialized and are irreplaceable. Desperate for help, Sears called you in for your expertise on international and ancient or deceased linguistics. You grab your bags and a few colleagues from your university. If only you can identify what language everyone speaks the project may yet be saved! Fortunately, every worker was issued a name badge upon beginning their employment.

As you begin to speak to the employees you realize that there are far too many languages being spoken for your small team to handle and you will need to call in more colleagues from around the globe, but which ones??

AHA! You feel that pattern has begun to emerge!

Holly Adams is speaking Ormuri fluently
Nadia Daniels is speaking Masaba fluently
Kyle Smithe is speaking Portuguese
Evan McFadden is speaking Vietnamese

Now for further questioning to confirm your suspicions...

I guess that whole story was somewhat unnecessary to the actual puzzle. Sorry if it was a bit long...but I do like to have my fun =) Also, being new to the forum, I'm not sure if this really falls under the lateral thinking or not... So let me know!
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Is the pattern mathematical in any way?
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Is the pattern mathematical in any way? It is mathematical in that it is rule based, don't get carried away with algorithms though.
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Is Evan McFadden speaking Vietnamese fluently? Does she speak Swahili?
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Is Evan McFadden speaking Vietnamese fluently? no, unless otherwise stated the person does not speak it fluently. Part of this puzzle is determining why someone speak fluently in one language but not another Does she speak Swahili? No
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Does Evan McFuss speak something fluently?
Does Claire Fargoer speak latin?
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Does Evan McFuss speak something fluently? Yes.
Does Claire Fargoer speak latin? No.

As you continue interviewing the workers you remember that you have access to a list of possible languages from around the globe. By logging on to the internet you may access the list by visiting this website :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_languages
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Does Robin Hood speak Vietnamese? Would Robin Walters speak Vietnamese fluently?
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Does Robin Hood speak Vietnamese? No. Would Robin Walters speak Vietnamese fluently? No.
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So I believe that if the last name ends with "s", he or she speaks something fluently. Correct?
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So I believe that if the last name ends with "s", he or she speaks something fluently. Correct? No.
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Does anyone speak more than one language? Does everybody speak SOMETHING fluently?
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Does anyone speak more than one language? Yes. Does everybody speak SOMETHING fluently? Not necessarily.
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So it was just a coincidence that all the fluent speaker's last name ends with s?

Would Evan Nortingham speak Vietnamese?
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So it was just a coincidence that all the fluent speaker's last name ends with s? Yes.

Would Evan Nortingham speak Vietnamese? Yes.
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So... with regard to the first names... does the language they speak have to do with the first letter of their name? And then the reverse alphabet code is used to pick the language (A=Z, B=Y, etc.)? Thus, (E)van speaks (V)ietnamese; (K)yle speaks (P)ortuguese, etc.?

Does the last name determine whether or not they're fluent? Higher in the alphabet = more fluent?
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So... with regard to the first names... does the language they speak have to do with the first letter of their name? YES! But... And then the reverse alphabet code is used to pick the language (A=Z, B=Y, etc.)? Thus, (E)van speaks (V)ietnamese; (K)yle speaks (P)ortuguese, etc.?

Does the last name determine whether or not they're fluent?No. Higher in the alphabet = more fluent? No.
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Actually, scratch that "But..." That part is correct.
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ok, so the first name determines a language they speak, but not fluently? and their last name determines what language they speak fluently?

does the number of letters in their first name have something to do with the number of letters in the language they speak?
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ok, so the first name determines a language they speak, but not fluently? Yes and their last name determines what language they speak fluently?No.

does the number of letters in their first name have something to do with the number of letters in the language they speak?Noish.
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Oh, and welcome to the forum little sister!
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Is it their first name that also decides whether or not they are fluent? I.e. The longer your first name, the more fluent you are?
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Is it their first name that also decides whether or not they are fluent? Yes. I.e. The longer your first name, the more fluent you are? No...but being the 10th post I will elaborate a little bit. One is either fluent or not, there are no other varying degrees of fluency. One needn't fulfill the requirements of "speaking" to advance to "fluency." It's not nice to be cruel to cats.
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How about... is the second letter of the person's first name relevant? I.e. if somebody has a vowel for their second letter, then they speak their language fluently?
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How about... is the second letter of the person's first name relevant? It is possible. I.e. if somebody has a vowel for their second letter, then they speak their language fluently? Not necessarily...so, Noish.
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"It is possible"

Hmm...


First vowel important? First consonant? Position of first occurance of a particular letter if at all? Something similar, in that it depends on the presence and/or position of a letter(s) with some characteristic(s)?
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"It is possible"

Hmm...

First vowel important? First consonant? Both are possible. Position of first occurance of a particular letter if at all? No. Something similar, in that it depends on the presence Yes. and/or position No. of a letter(s) with some characteristic(s)Yes.?
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Is the person's name a word in his/her language?
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"It's not nice to be cruel to cats."

Besides being true, is the above quoted sentence relevant in any way?
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"It's not nice to be cruel to cats."

Besides being true, is the above quoted sentence relevant in any way? Yesish...it's just a lightly coded, vague hint. Don't get confused and think that this now has something to do with cats.
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Is Google language tools relevant?
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Is Google language tools relevant? No.
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I have no idea why I did not respond to this before, but, in reviewing the puzzle, I realized I didn't....

And then the reverse alphabet code is used to pick the language (A=Z, B=Y, etc.)? Thus, (E)van speaks (V)ietnamese; (K)yle speaks (P)ortuguese, etc.? Yes! This is the basis for the puzzle. Now, all that remains is figuring out how it is applied.
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Can you find a bunch of people who are bilingual and form a translation chain? Or perhaps use pictograms? Should we try to figure out who speaks what language?
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Can you find a bunch of people who are bilingual and form a translation chain? I think that would work. So long as fluent and non-fluent were allowed to cross. Or perhaps use pictograms? Sure, I think pictures are pretty universal Should we try to figure out who speaks what language? That's the whole point of the puzzle, to figure out the pattern =)
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quote:

That's the whole point of the puzzle, to figure out the pattern =)




Well, why didn't you say so? xD
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Well, I guess I didn't say it explicitly, but I did say that if you can figure out what languages people are speaking the project can be saved, and that you saw a pattern start to emerge. I then started you down that pattern and said, "Now for further questioning to confirm your suspicions..."

I thought it was clear, but I'll be sure to identify the object of a puzzle in further postings. Thanks for pointing out the ambiguity.
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I think I am just very odd, at least in the way I think.

Does Jorge speak any particular language?
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I think I am just very odd, at least in the way I think. Ok by me =)

Does Jorge speak any particular language? He sure does!
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Let's look at some patterns:
Kevin Parker is fluent in Portuguese and can speak Egyptian?
Kyle Smythe is fluent in both Vietnamese and Bosnian?
Harry Sanders can speak Swahili but is fluent in Icelandic?

Right track?
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Let's look at some patterns:
Kevin Parker is fluent in Portuguese and can speak Egyptian? Neither.
Kyle Smythe is fluent in both Vietnamese and Bosnian? Neither.
Harry Sanders can speak Swahili but is fluent in Icelandic? Both are correct

Right track? Yes, quite so! You've found the pattern, just aren't applying it 100% correctly. There is also an element that you haven't touched on (which may be why you're misapplying it). You're on the verge of solving though.
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Bear with me...more patterns to verify...

Is Holly Adams fluent in all languages that start with the letter O? Or just Ormuri?

Is Holly Adams also fluent in Swahili? or just speaks Swahili?
Is she fluent in Zimba? or only speaks Zimba? No Zimba at all?

You said that Evan McFuss is fluent in one of the languages, would it be Hebrew? Navajo? or Vietnamese? Other?
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Bear with me...always =) more patterns to verify... lets see!

Is Holly Adams fluent in all languages that start with the letter O? Yes, in fact she is! Or just Ormuri?

Is Holly Adams also fluent in Swahili? nope. or just speaks Swahili? yep.
Is she fluent in Zimba? or only speaks Zimba? No Zimba at all? This.

You said that Evan McFuss is fluent in one of the languageswhere did i say this?, would it be Hebrew? Navajo? or Vietnamese? Other? theoretically there is a language that he would speak fluently, however one isn't coming to mind readily.
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Hehe. The Evan McFuss reference was back on October 25th 8:45pm.

Does the rule use any letters from the person's last name?
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Hehe. The Evan McFuss reference was back on October 25th 8:45pm. Ah, I see it now. I guess I must have been able to come up with something at the time!

Does the rule use any letters from the person's last name? None at all. You've uncovered superfluous information! ;)
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Well, I think I understand first letter rule and the double letter rule. But there is more to it, right?

So, if Nadia is fluent in Masaba, does that mean that Sandra is fluent in Hebrew?
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You got it =) Care to write the spoiler? Put your good mind to use and kick start the last puzzle I have up!
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This has been fun. Thanks!

How about this:
The worker's first initial indicates what languages he/she can speak based a reverse alphabet code. A=Z; B=Y; C=X; etc.
The fluency of a particular language requires the presence of TWO of the same letter in the first name.

However, in your crafty brilliance, there are two rules that apply in that case. Number 1: If the 2 letters are adjacent, then the fluency is a language from the reverse of the double letters. Ex: Harry (two adjacent R's) is fluent in Icelandic because R=I in the code.
Rule Number 2: If the 2 identical letters are not adjacent, then the fluency will be in a language that starts with the reverse letter of the first initial. Ex: Nadia (two non-adjacent A's) is fluent in Masaba because N=M.

Man, I hope that's right! Such pressure...
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This has been fun. Thanks!

How about this:
The worker's first initial indicates what languages he/she can speak based a reverse alphabet code. A=Z; B=Y; C=X; etc.
The fluency of a particular language requires the presence of TWO of the same letter in the first name.

However, in your crafty brilliance, there are two rules that apply in that case. Number 1: If the 2 letters are adjacent, then the fluency is a language from the reverse of the double letters. Ex: Harry (two adjacent R's) is fluent in Icelandic because R=I in the code.
Rule Number 2: If the 2 identical letters are not adjacent, then the fluency will be in a language that starts with the reverse letter of the first initial. Ex: Nadia (two non-adjacent A's) is fluent in Masaba because N=M.

Man, I hope that's right! Such pressure... You are SOOOO close! let me throw you another one that deals with the second rule, see if that helps =)

Henry is fluent in Scottish

Natalie is fluent in Mandarin

Lets see if that is enough to write the alternate rule of fluency!
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Huh? Now I am lost again.
(btw, little Miss Natalie - her, I like! She fits into MY rule of fluency. But Henry - him, I don't like! Messed me up!)

Does the second rule of fluency have anything to do with the presence of two or more letters? or the position of two or more letters?
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Huh? Now I am lost again.
(btw, little Miss Natalie - her, I like! She fits into MY rule of fluency. But Henry - him, I don't like! Messed me up!) Heh =)

Does the second rule of fluency have anything to do with the presence of two or more letters? or the position of two or more letters? neither
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Posted on Friday, December 19, 2008 - 5:06 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the second rule of fluency have anything to do with the letter(s) in the language that he or she speaks?
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Does the second rule of fluency have anything to do with the letter(s) in the language that he or she speaks? yes or yesish - it is part of the rule
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Posted on Saturday, December 20, 2008 - 9:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Maybe I am off track here. So let me take a run at it again:
Is Henry fluent in all languages that start with the letter "S"? or just specific languages that start with "S"?
Is Nadia fluent in all languages that start with the letter "M"? or just specific languages that start with "M"?
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Maybe I am off track here. So let me take a run at it again:
Is Henry fluent in all languages that start with the letter "S"? or just specific languages that start with "S"?
Is Nadia fluent in all languages that start with the letter "M"? or just specific languages that start with "M"?

The answer to both is only specific languages that start with the letters you identified.
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Posted on Saturday, December 20, 2008 - 10:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ah-ha! So that explains the vague reference on Evan.

Not counting the basic rule about the first initials, am I looking for "something" in the person's name only? Or their name in conjunction with the language?
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Ah-ha! So that explains the vague reference on Evan.

Not counting the basic rule about the first initials, am I looking for "something" in the person's name only? Or their name in conjunction with the language? this one
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Henry is fluent in Scottish because the the double T's in the language?
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Henry is fluent in Scottish because the the double T's in the language? Nope, not this.
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Hello...Happy New Year!
I am sorry that it looks like I was ignoring you...I was hoping that someone else would step in and ask some questions!
So, back to the basics...

Is the second rule of fluency dependent on a letter appearing twice in the name of the language?
Is Sandra REALLY fluent in Hebrew? (see posts on December 17)
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Hey happy new year to you too! Don't worry about not posting right away. I'm always out doing something - coming back from NYC and posting from my phone now in fact. iphone can't copy/paste so I developed a mpc formula in my new puzzle. Look it over and shoot me some feedback!

11 no
12 yes. You know that it is dependent on reverse lettering. Find the key letter, uncode one more similar thread and you're there.

Hint: try saying them aloud.
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Yeah, I saw your new puzzle on the forum. Be careful out there! Is it your job to keep the driver awake?

If I say it aloud, I hear that the name and the language have the same number of syllables?
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Posted on Monday, January 05, 2009 - 3:56 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Mpc

Hah thanks, there are 3 of us, my shift is over, I'm neither driver of navigator right now!

*****************SPOILER*****************
grats kaygee! Yes, the second rule is that to be fluent you could also/or have the same first reverse letter AND the same number of syllables.

Thanks to all who played and a special thanks to kaygee for finalizing the solution!

See my new puzzles, they are from my trip to NYC and more are coming. Actually, kaygee, for winning I'm giving you the key to unlock my next puzzle. To unlock it to the forum you must write 20363055032430 in response to the question posed in my unwriten post "quartz"

Adiós!

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