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Language Game

Postby fennel » Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:06 am

Great Language Game
I find this entertaining. I got 950, though there were a few lucky guesses. I mean, South Efate??
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Re: Language Game

Postby kurt_w » Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:45 am

fennel wrote:Great Language Game
I find this entertaining. I got 950, though there were a few lucky guesses. I mean, South Efate??

Hey, that's cool. And ... wow, 950? Seriously? I am impressed!

Luck might play a bit of a role, but it seems pretty consistent. I tried it four times, and got the following scores: 500, 500, 450, 550.
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Re: Language Game

Postby Galoot » Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:20 pm

It's getting popular enough that the site is freezing. I got to 350 with 2 lives left before it froze. It's quite fun, but I'll wait until it jumps the shark.
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Re: Language Game

Postby gozer » Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:40 am

5850 and two clones left, then the whole programme ground to halt........................................... one of the questions was about ǂkx'ao-ǁ'ae, a language spoken by 7500 people along the main road in the caprivi strip in nothern namibia, in addition to some folks in botswana, south africa, angola &c.

the record score on this quiz is 17 360 or thereabouts

obligatory drugs reference: it is very dificult to grow opium poppies in virtually all of namibia; the okavango delta in botswana may possible -- that's right, a delta in the centre of a landlocked country. the eponymnous river flows into a depression where it fills up much of a vast swamp, which has islands in it. local rainfall in the area totals less than 250 mm; practically all of botswana and namibia are in the kahlihari desert, a cold desert not so unlike the atacama desert in chile.
all sorts of exotic critters can be found there.
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