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Nimue (Nimue)
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Posted on Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 11:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Talene expressed her hostility to Owen by saying good night to him in Norwegian, even though neither of them has anything against Norwegians. How come?
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Does "good night" in Norwegian sound like a hostile phrase in a different language?
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Does "good night" in Norwegian sound like a hostile phrase in a different language? no
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"God natt"? "Natta"? Something else? Relevant? Does she speak Norwegian? Does he? If so, is it her primary language? His? Is her tone of voice relevant? Did she do anything relevant when she said it? Or right afterwards? Was it said in person? Over the phone? In writing? Relevant?
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"God natt"? "Natta"? Something else? Relevant? She used whjatever is the standard Norwegian way of saying 'Good night,' which I don't know, since I don't know Norwegian. Does she speak Norwegian? yes Does he?yes If so, is it her primary language?irrel His? irrel Is her tone of voice relevant? noDid she do anything relevant when she said it? no Or right afterwards? no Was it said in person? yesOver the phone? no In writing? noRelevant? yes
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Is it relevant why Talene feels hostile towards Owen? Are the two of them related? Friends? Colleagues? In a relationship? Do they live together?

Is Norwegian the language that they always use to talk to each other? Do they live in Norway?

Was it a normal time for her to bid him good night? Was it the fact that she said good night which expressed her hostility? The fact that she said it in Norwegian and not some other language? Did Owen previously know that Talene spoke Norwegian? Does Talene know that Owen speaks it?
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Is it relevant why Talene feels hostile towards Owen? yes Are the two of them related? noiFriends? noColleagues? possiblyIn a relationship? noDo they live together? no

Is Norwegian the language that they always use to talk to each other? noDo they live in Norway? no

Was it a normal time for her to bid him good night? yes Was it the fact that she said good night which expressed her hostility? no The fact that she said it in Norwegian and not some other language? yes Did Owen previously know that Talene spoke Norwegian? noDoes Talene know that Owen speaks it? yes
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Has Owen said something relevant earlier? If so: in Norwegian? Did she say it to indicate to him that she knows Norwegian?
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Did the two of them see a movie together? One where a character speaks Norwegian? A villain?
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Had Owen earlier insulted Talene in Norwegian, or said something else that he thought she wouldn't understand, and she wanted to show him that she had understood?
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Has Owen said something relevant earlier? yes If so: in Norwegian? yesDid she say it to indicate to him that she knows Norwegian? yes
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Did the two of them see a movie together? no One where a character speaks Norwegian? noA villain? no
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Had Owen earlier insulted Talene in Norwegian, or said something else that he thought she wouldn't understand, and she wanted to show him that she had understood? yes

*********** SPOILER ************
I was afraid this would be too easy & it was!! Talene overheard dump on her in Norwegian at a party (in the US) so she said good night to him in Norwegian so he would know she had overheard & understood. This comes from a novel, where the language was actually Armenian. Please check out my new & I hope harder puzzle.
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Posted on Friday, May 03, 2013 - 6:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This happens on NotAlwaysRight with higher-than-you-might-think frequency.

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