Archive for the Category: Puzzles

Dervish calligraphy

Can anyone decipher the writing in these images? They were sent in by a visitor to Omniglot.

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Puzzle

Does anyone know what the symbols in this photo might signify? It was sent in by a visitor to Omniglot and they don’t look at all familiar to me.

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Mysterious calendar

A reader of this blog would like to know if anybody knows which language this is: Kiländer (Ray Ráán) Rááninfel: Sunday Serinfáál: Monday Yóŕuwow: Tuesday Yéélúwan: Wesnesday Yófowan: Thursday Yalimow: Friday Yommol: Saturday I discovered that the word ráán means day in Trukese/Chuukese, but this Trukese dictionary gives different, though seemingly related, words for the […]

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Pennines puzzle

This image was sent in by a visitor to Omniglot who saw the inscription while walking in the Pennines. Does anyone have an ideas what, if anything, it might signify?

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Mysterious language and music

Here’s a recording sent in by Dave Murrary of Haji Maji, a blog about old 78 records from Asia. Part of the recording with the spoken words: The whole recording: This comes from a record which has a picture of two Buddhist monks and the phrase “sixth Buddhist convention” on the label. According to a […]

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Mysterious script

Can anyone recognise the script below? It was sent in by a visitor and comes from an old letter. It looks like it’s written from right to left and might be a cursive form Hebrew. See the whole letter in PDF format.

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Puzzling postcard

This is a message on postcard sent in by a visitor to Omniglot, who thinks the writing might be in Gujarati. Can anyone decipher it?

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Mystery language

Here’s another recording in a mystery language. I was just sent this clip and asked if I recognise the language. I don’t. Do you? It sounds like a tongue twister in a Romance language to me, though I don’t know which one.

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Musket inscription puzzle

Here is a mysterious inscription on a musket that was posted on the Omniglot fan club recently: See a larger version of this image. The person who sent this in the asked me to post the image here with this analysis from Christopher Ray Miller: I think this is more likely in the Kaithi script, […]

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Vrbnik inscription

Here’s a photo on an inscription sent in by a visitor to Omniglot. It comes Vrbnik, a village on Krk, an island off Croatia. See a larger version of the image. The alphabet is Glagolitic. Does anyone know what the language is and what it says?

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