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What am I? (26)

Postby MCC » Sat Oct 07, 2006 8:24 am

Londres
Londra
Londyn
Lontoo

Why cannot "London" be included in the list above:?:


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Postby tarek » Sat Oct 07, 2006 11:51 am

TAR€K
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Postby MCC » Sat Oct 07, 2006 1:22 pm

tarek wrote:TAR€K

Nothing to do with the Euro.

The E.U. is another matter.


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Postby Cec » Sat Oct 07, 2006 2:39 pm

Each of the four words mean "London" in the following countries:

Londres..... France, Spain, Portugal and Catalonia

Londra.......Albania, Italy, Romania and Turkey

Londyn ......Czechozlavakia and Slovakia

Lontoo .......Finland

The word "London" can't be included in the list because it isn't a translation of this word in another country.

Haven't figured out the clue as to what "E.U." means though.

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Postby Cec » Sat Oct 07, 2006 3:01 pm

I'm in unfamiliar territory here but all these countries seem to be in Europe so does "E.U." stand for European Union?

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Re: What am I ?(26)

Postby MCC » Sat Oct 07, 2006 4:19 pm

Cec wrote:Each of the four words mean "London" in the following countries:

Londres..... France, Spain, Portugal and Catalonia

Londra.......Albania, Italy, Romania and Turkey

Londyn ......Czechozlavakia and Slovakia

Lontoo .......Finland

The word "London" can't be included in the list because it isn't a translation of this word in another country.

The above is true.

The fact that it was London I chose doesn't matter, I could have choosen:

Praag
Prag
Prago
Prague
Prog

Why cannot "Praha" be included in the list above:?:

It is one word I'm after, which discribes why "London" or "Praha" cannot be included in their respective lists.

Cec wrote:Haven't figured out the clue as to what "E.U." means though.

E.U. does mean European Union, but don't bother with this line of inquiry.


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Postby underquark » Sat Oct 07, 2006 5:13 pm

Because it isn't a destination from that airport?
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Re: What am I ?(26)

Postby tarek » Sat Oct 07, 2006 10:32 pm

MCC wrote:Why cannot "Praha" be included in the list above:?:

It is one word I'm after, which discribes why "London" or "Praha" cannot be included in their respective lists.[/quote]

A word which means a NAME that is the same but with different spellings in other languages..........

So is it like Peter, Pietro & Boutros ???

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Re: What am I ?(26)

Postby Cec » Sun Oct 08, 2006 12:23 am

tarek wrote:"...A word which means a NAME that is the same but with different spellings in other languages......"

How about "Exonym"?

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Re: What am I ?(26)

Postby tarek » Sun Oct 08, 2006 12:47 am

Cec wrote:How about "Exonym"?


Excellent Cec, That to me sounds like the correct answer....

indeed the 2 lists above are exonyms while London & Praha are endonyms........

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Postby MCC » Sun Oct 08, 2006 8:52 am

I don't what Cec is on but he seems to be reading my mind at the moment.

I would have accepted "Exonym" or "Endonym".

As explained by tarek - The lists are examples of "Exonyms", London & Praha are "Endonyms".
An exonym is a name for a place that is not used within that place by the local inhabitants, or a name for a people that is not used by that people. The name used by the people or locals themselves is an endonym or autonym.
So, well done Cec.


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Postby Cec » Sun Oct 08, 2006 9:46 am

MCC wrote:I don't know what Cec is on but he seems to be reading my mind at the moment....
...I would have accepted "Exonym" or "Endonym".

Without the wikipedia search link I wouldn't have known what "Exonym" or "Endonym" meant.

As to what I'm on I never have more than one glass a day except when I break it!

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Postby udosuk » Sun Oct 08, 2006 11:17 am

Well done Cec, excellent job!:)

Would you sell me a bottle of whatever you were on?:D Hopefully the national domestic postage would be affordable!:!:
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Postby Cec » Sun Oct 08, 2006 1:01 pm

udosuk wrote:"...Would you sell me a bottle of whatever you were on? ...."

Thanks udosuk..by the look of MCC's #27 riddle I think I'll keep to Diet Coke:)

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