Artificial Language - Excercise 1

Questions

Directions to solve

1.   Here are some words translated from an artificial language.
gorblflur means fan belt
pixngorbl means ceiling fan
arthtusl means tile roof
Which word could mean "ceiling tile"?

  • gorbltusl
  • flurgorbl
  • arthflur
  • pixnarth
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The Correct answer is :pixnarth

Gorbl means fan; flur means belt; pixn means ceiling; arth means tile; and tusl means roof. Therefore, pixnarth is the correct choice.

2.   Here are some words translated from an artificial language.
migenlasan means cupboard
lasanpoen means boardwalk
cuopdansa means pullman
Which word could mean "walkway"?

  • poenmigen
  • cuopeisel
  • lasandansa
  • poenforc
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The Correct answer is :poenforc

Migen means cup; lasan means board; poen means walk; cuop means pull; and dansa means man. The only possible choices, then, are choices a and d. Choice a can be ruled out because migen means cup.

3.   Here are some words translated from an artificial language.
moolokarn means blue sky
wilkospadi means bicycle race
moolowilko means blue bicycle
Which word could mean "racecar"?

  • wilkozwet
  • spadiwilko
  • moolobreil
  • spadivolo
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The Correct answer is :spadivolo

From wilkospadi, you can determine that wilko means bicicyle and spadi means race. Therefore, the first part of the word that means racecar should begin with spadi. That limits your choices to b and d. Choice b, spadiwilko, is incorrect because we have already determined that wilkomeans bicycle. Therefore, the answer must be choice d, spadivolo.

4.   Here are some words translated from an artificial language.
agnoscrenia means poisonous spider
delanocrenia means poisonous snake
agnosdeery means brown spider
Which word could mean "black widow spider"?

  • deeryclostagnos
  • agnosdelano
  • agnosvitriblunin
  • trymuttiagnos
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The Correct answer is :agnosvitriblunin

In this language, the noun appears first and the adjectives follow. Since agnos means spider and should appear first, choices a and d can be ruled out. Choice b can be ruled out because delano means snake.

5.   Here are some words translated from an artificial language.
myncabel means saddle horse
conowir means trail ride
cabelalma means horse blanket
Which word could mean "horse ride"?

  • cabelwir
  • conocabel
  • almamyn
  • conoalma
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The Correct answer is :cabelwir

Myn means saddle; cabel means horse; cono means trail; and wir means ride. Therefore, cabelwir is the correct answer.

6.   Here are some words translated from an artificial language.
lelibroon means yellow hat
plekafroti means flower garden
frotimix means garden salad
Which word could mean "yellow flower"?

  • lelifroti
  • lelipleka
  • plekabroon
  • frotibroon
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The Correct answer is :lelipleka

Leli means yellow; broon means hat; pleka means flower; froti means garden; mix means salad. Therefore, lelipleka means yellow flower.

7.   Here are some words translated from an artificial language.
daftafoni means advisement
imodafta means misadvise
imolokti means misconduct
Which word could mean "statement"?

  • kratafoni
  • kratadafta
  • loktifoni
  • daftaimo
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The Correct answer is :kratafoni

Dafta means advise; foni is the same as the suffix -ment; imo is the same as the prefix mis-; lokti means conduct. Since the only word in the answer choices that hasn't been defined is krata, it is reasonable to assume that krata means state. Therefore, kratafoni is the only choice that could mean statement.

8.   Here are some words translated from an artificial language.
granamelke means big tree
pinimelke means little tree
melkehoon means tree house
Which word could mean "big house"?

  • granahoon
  • pinishur
  • pinihoon
  • melkegrana
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The Correct answer is :granahoon

Grana means big;melkemeans tree; pini means little; hoonmeans house. Therefore, granahoon means big house.

9.   Here are some words translated from an artificial language.
godabim means kidney stones
romzbim means kidney beans
romzbako means wax beans
Which word could mean "wax statue"?

  • godaromz
  • lazbim
  • wasibako
  • romzpeo
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The Correct answer is :wasibako

In this language, the adjective follows the noun. From godabim and romzbim, you can determine that bim means kidney. From romzbim and romzbako, you can determine that romz means beans. Therefore, bako means wax. Because the adjective wax must come after the noun in this language, wasibako is the only choice.

10.   Here are some words translated from an artificial language.
tamceno means sky blue
cenorax means blue cheese
aplmitl means star bright
Which word could mean "bright sky"?

  • cenotam
  • mitltam
  • raxmitl
  • aplceno
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The Correct answer is :mitltam

Tam means sky; ceno means blue; rax means cheese; apl means star; and mitl means bright. So, mitltam means bright sky.

11.   Here are some words translated from an artificial language.
dionot means oak tree
blyonot means oak leaf
blycrin means maple leafnWhich word could mean "maple syrup"?

  • blymuth
  • hupponot
  • patricrin
  • crinweel
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The Correct answer is :patricrin

In this language, the adjective follows the noun. From dionot and blyonot, you can determine that 'onot' means oak. From blyonot and blycrin, you can determine that bly means leaf. Therefore, crin means maple. Because the adjective maple comes after the noun, patricrin is the only possible choice.

12.   Here are some words translated from an artificial language.
krekinblaf means workforce
dritakrekin means groundwork
krekinalti means workplace
Which word could mean "someplace"?

  • moropalti
  • krekindrita
  • altiblaf
  • dritaalti
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The Correct answer is :moropalti

Krekin means work; blaf means force; drita means ground; and alti means place. Drita means ground, so that rules out choices b and d. Choice c isn't correct because blaf means force. That leaves choice a as the only possible answer.

13.   Here are some words translated from an artificial language.
aptaose means first base
eptaose means second base
lartabuk means ballpark
Which word could mean "baseball"?

  • buklarta
  • oseepta
  • bukose
  • oselarta
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The Correct answer is :oselarta

Apta means first; ose means base; epta means second; larta means ball; and buk means park. Thus, oselarta means baseball.

14.   Here are some words translated from an artificial language.
relftaga means carefree
otaga means careful
fertaga means careless
Which word could mean "aftercare"?

  • zentaga
  • tagafer
  • tagazen
  • relffer
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The Correct answer is :tagazen

In this language, the root word taga, which means care, follows the affix (relf, o, or fer). Therefore, in the word aftercare, the root word and the affix would be reversed in the artificial language. The only choice, then, is tagazen, because tagafer would mean less care.

15.   Here are some words translated from an artificial language.
morpirquat means birdhouse
beelmorpir means bluebird
beelclak means bluebell
Which word could mean "houseguest"?

  • morpirhunde
  • Beelmoki
  • quathunde
  • clakquat
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The Correct answer is :quathunde

Morpir means bird; quat means house; beel means blue; clak means bell. Choice c, which begins with quat, is the only possible option.