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[WiZ] For an Oceanian, I post a lot of puzzles about Europe

Postby WiZ » Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:54 am

What, conventionally, would you do a thousand times as often to an Englishman as to an Italian or Norwegian?
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Postby Zanreo » Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:04 am

Something you say? To them? About them?
Something you do?
Something you think?
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Postby WiZ » Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:09 am

Something you say? To them? yes to both About them?
Something you do?
Something you think? no to rest
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Postby Balin » Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:17 am

Is language somehow relevant? Left/right-side driving?
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Postby jumpingjacks » Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:18 am

"you" = anyone? someone from Europe? someone from England? Someone from Italy? From Norway? From New Zealand? From the USA?
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Postby Zanreo » Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:19 am

Using certain words? How many words used? A greeting?
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Postby WiZ » Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:20 am

Balin

Is language somehow relevant? yes Left/right-side driving? no

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"you" = anyone? yes someone from Europe? someone from England? Someone from Italy? From Norway? From New Zealand? From the USA?
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Postby jumpingjacks » Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:20 am

Saying, "Could you please move down in the carriage please"?
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Postby Balin » Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:21 am

Is any one particular word, phrase, or sentence relevant?
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Postby jumpingjacks » Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:21 am

Gendered nouns relevant? Or indeed, non-gendered nouns?
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Postby Zanreo » Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:23 am

Missed my questions above
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Postby WiZ » Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:27 am

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Saying, "Could you please move down in the carriage please"? Heh! This does remind me of my time on the various rapid transit systems in Europe. In the UK, the announcer would simply repeat 'Please. Move. Away. From. The Door.' in an increasingly condescending and patronising way until the passenger complied out of humiliation. On the Paris Metro, they merely closed the door on the passenger until they got the message.

To answer the question, no.

Gendered nouns relevant? Or indeed, non-gendered nouns? no to both, mon amie

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Is any one particular word, phrase, or sentence relevant? yes
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Postby WiZ » Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:29 am

So, I did. My apologies. I must say, I haven't seen a lot of cross-posting since the forums moved.

Using certain words? Very big yope. Please rephrase. How many words used? A greeting? no to the rest
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Postby Zanreo » Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:33 am

If a certain word (or words) is used at all? How often it's used? In what contexts?
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Postby jumpingjacks » Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:36 am

Am I correct to assume that translation is taken for granted? For example, any English word/phrase would be much more likely to be said to an Englishman than to a Norwegian...

Is it relevant that it is an Englishman and not a woman? (And don't say "Englishman" is gender-neutral, I'm not having that!!)

Are "Italian" and "Norwegian" in the puzzle interchangeable with other European countries? Some?
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Postby WiZ » Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:43 am

Zanreo

If a certain word (or words) is used at all? Yope - Difficult to answer due to the ambiguity of 'word'. How often it's used? Yope - as before In what contexts? no

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Am I correct to assume that translation is taken for granted? For example, any English word/phrase would be much more likely to be said to an Englishman than to a Norwegian... this doesn't factor into the solution

Is it relevant that it is an Englishman and not a woman? (And don't say "Englishman" is gender-neutral, I'm not having that!!) No. And, sorry, I suppose. Although you do call to mind the politically-correct giant atop the beanstalk, who quipped:

"FEE, FIE, FOE, FUM,
"I smell the blood of an English person!
"I'd like to learn about his culture and views on life!
"And share my own perspectives in an open and generous way!"

Even then, the giant forgot to be gender-neutral in the third line. Honestly.


Are "Italian" and "Norwegian" in the puzzle interchangeable with other European countries? by no means all Some? possibly. Giving a comprehensive answer would involve a lot of research on my behalf that I am not willing to conduct for the sake of answering this question, valid as it is.
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Postby Twilightseeker » Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:45 am

Is it less a word and more of a phoneme (sound segment of a language) or a morpheme (smallest unit of meaning in a language, e.g. the -s plural of English) that is relevant? Is a paralinguistic sound, such as "haha" or "hmm" or "uh"?
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Postby WiZ » Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:48 am

Is it less a word and more of a phoneme (sound segment of a language) no or a morpheme (smallest unit of meaning in a language, e.g. the -s plural of English) that is relevant? yes, there is a relevant morpheme Is a paralinguistic sound, such as "haha" or "hmm" or "uh"? nuh-uh.
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Postby WiZ » Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:50 am

Correction: There are no relevant morphemes (He said, after loading the 6th tab on the subject)
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Postby Balin » Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:50 am

Articles relevant?
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Postby WiZ » Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:51 am

Articles relevant? A good thought. The answer is no.
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Postby Balin » Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:53 am

Is the pronunciation of certain letters relevant?
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Postby WiZ » Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:54 am

Is the pronunciation of certain letters relevant? Enn oh.
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Postby Twilightseeker » Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:55 am

Sorry about the technicalities!

More broadly speaking, is it a PART of a word that is involved here? I will try to resist my linguisticky jargon urges for the sake of clarity! XD
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Postby WiZ » Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:58 am

Sorry about the technicalities!

More broadly speaking, is it a PART of a word that is involved here? no, it does involve the entirety of a 'word', for what that means in this context I will try to resist my linguisticky jargon urges for the sake of clarity! XD This puzzle is suitable for people with little-to-no grounding in linguistics
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Postby Twilightseeker » Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:00 am

Is it a certain type of word (like adjective, noun, etc.)? Is it an expression? Is it a proper noun (like a name or something)? Is it a certain combination of sounds or letters?
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Postby WiZ » Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:05 am

Is it a certain type of word (like adjective, noun, etc.)? It's a verb, for what that's worth Is it an expression? It is expressive Is it a proper noun (like a name or something)? no Is it a certain combination of sounds or letters? combinations of sounds and letters are not exceptionally relevant
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Postby WiZ » Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:06 am

Attempt at disambiguation: It's as much an action as a word. But the word and the action are very closely linked.
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Postby Twilightseeker » Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:08 am

Is it an interjection of any kind? Is it used to give commands when it's used in the relevant context? Is the action for this verb usually performed more in Norway than elsewhere? Is it environment-dependent?
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Postby WiZ » Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:11 am

Is it an interjection of any kind? It can be, and often is, used as such Is it used to give commands when it's used in the relevant context? It can be with specific wording which could not comply with the puzzle solution(although this is much rarer) Is the action for this verb usually performed more in Norway than elsewhere? no Is it environment-dependent? no
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Postby LemonCurry » Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:43 am

Is the order likely to be taken literally? Swearwords involved?
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Postby rcb » Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:47 am

Is it the exact sound combination which is referenced in the puzzle statement said to the Englishman, the Italian and the Norwegian? Or do we have to compare their translations in those languages? (e.g., is more likely to say "xxx" to A than to B, as opposed to saying "xxx" to A and the translation of "xxx" in B's language, to B)

In the interjectional use, does the word means mostly: amazement?, curse?, greeting? boredom? (Snikksnakk!)
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Postby peter365 » Wed Sep 21, 2016 7:24 am

Is the letter M relevant to denote a thousand times?
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Postby WiZ » Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:50 pm

LemonCurry

Is the order likely to be taken literally? Yes, when given as such. But that would not use the sort of wording required for this puzzle to work. Swearwords involved? Hell no.

rcb

Is it the exact sound combination which is referenced in the puzzle statement said to the Englishman, the Italian and the Norwegian? no Or do we have to compare their translations in those languages? yes, the meanings of words are more important than their phonetic manifestations (e.g., is more likely to say "xxx" to A than to B, as opposed to saying "xxx" to A and the translation of "xxx" in B's language, to B) this isn't the solution, though

In the interjectional use, does the word means mostly: amazement?, curse?, greeting? boredom? (Snikksnakk!) none of the above

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Is the letter M relevant to denote a thousand times? no - although factors of a thousand are relevant
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Postby jumpingjacks » Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:57 pm

Are units of measurement relevant?
Tenses?
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Postby WiZ » Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:59 pm

Are units of measurement relevant?
Tenses? no to both
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Postby Twilightseeker » Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:52 pm

The verb: is it a transitive verb (can take a direct object)? Is it a verb of motion? A verb that describes more of a state or condition rather than an action?
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Postby WiZ » Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:02 am

The verb: is it a transitive verb (can take a direct object)? yes Is it a verb of motion? no A verb that describes more of a state or condition rather than an action? No, there is an action involved (although not a lot of motion). That said, a state/condition is invoked by it.
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Postby Balin » Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:09 am

Would it be done directly by one person to the Englishman?
Must it be done to the Englishman in England? Or can it be done to the Englishman in other countries?
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Postby WiZ » Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:11 am

Would it be done directly by one person to the Englishman? Usually. It can also be done by or on behalf of a group.
Must it be done to the Englishman in England? Or can it be done to the Englishman in other countries? this
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Postby Balin » Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:18 am

Would this thing be done during a conversation?
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Postby WiZ » Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:20 am

Would this thing be done during a conversation? Yes, often
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Postby Twilightseeker » Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:32 am

Is it a verb of speech (speak, talk, greet, say, etc.)? Is it involved in a greeting? a well-wish?
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Postby WiZ » Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:35 am

Is it a verb of speech (speak, talk, greet, say, etc.)? No, although communication of some sort is a necessary part, if an observable interaction is involved Is it involved in a greeting? a well-wish? no, although commonly associated with both
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Postby Balin » Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:56 am

Is it a question of some sort? A response to a question?
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Postby WiZ » Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:10 am

Is it a question of some sort? no A response to a question? only in very rare circumstances
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Postby GalFisk » Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:43 am

Is it also often done to Americans? Australians? Is it a nice thing to do? A polite thing? Tradition? Would it confuse an Italian or Norwegian?
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Postby WiZ » Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:46 am

Is it also often done to Americans? Australians? yes to both Is it a nice thing to do? A polite thing? yes to both Tradition? not purely for tradition's own sake Would it confuse an Italian or Norwegian? not at all (unless, perhaps, you did it to the Italian in Norwegian and the Norwegian in Italian. You would certainly confuse a lot of Anglophones by doing it in either Norwegian or Italian).
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Postby GalFisk » Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:55 am

Is it said when meeting? Departing? To friends? Acquaintances? Strangers? Service personnel? Is it shorthand? Such as "howdy" for "how do you do"?
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Postby WiZ » Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:06 am

Is it said when meeting? Departing? neither, usually. More commonly with departing To friends? Acquaintances? Strangers? all of these equally Service personnel? yes, to a proportionally greater extent than the others Is it shorthand? no, quite the opposite Such as "howdy" for "how do you do"?
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Postby rcb » Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:16 am

Is it an expression for saying "thank you" ? (such as "many thanks" or "mille grazie"). Does it involve God in any way (such as in "May God bless you")? Is the word "thousand" or "thousands" literally involved in the English version? While it lacks in the Italian / Norwegian one? More generally, is there a multiplication factor in the English version that is not to be found in the other two?
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Postby peter365 » Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:26 am

Is the word grand relevant?
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Postby WiZ » Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:16 pm

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Is it an expression for saying "thank you" ? yes! (such as "many thanks" or "mille grazie" yes!). Does it involve God in any way (such as in "May God bless you")? no Is the word "thousand" or "thousands" literally involved yes in the English version? no While it lacks in the Italian / Norwegian one? no More generally, is there a multiplication factor in the English version that is not to be found in the other two? yes, by a factor of one thousand

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Is the word grand relevant? no

***** SPOILER *****

Thank them.

Idiomatically, to give a lot of thanks in Italian is Grazie mille, and Tusen takk in Norwegian. Both mean 'a thousand thanks'. In English, one would say 'Thanks a million' (as exhibited by Peter in the chatroom, in response to my telling him how to fix his notification issues - totally unscripted, but the positive reinforcement is appreciated).


Congratulations, rcb. I hope you enjoyed this puzzle about the English, Norwegians and Italians, posted on this forum by a New Zealander, solved by a Romanian and substantiated by an Irishman.
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Re: [WiZ] For an NZer, I post a lot of EU puzzles [SOLVED]

Postby rcb » Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:30 am

Nice puzzle!

Mii de mulțumiri (= Thousands of thanks), WiZ! :)
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Re: [WiZ] For an NZer, I post a lot of EU puzzles [SOLVED]

Postby peter365 » Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:42 am

'Go raibh mile maith agat' .In Irish we add in the thousand when we say thanks , when welcoming someone we go to a factor of ten by wishing them 'Cead Mile Failte' 100,000 welcomes.

Nice puzzle WiZ glad I was able to back up the solution (unwittingly).
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