Archive for the Category: Puzzles

Puzzle

The mysterious text below was sent in by a visitor to Omniglot and is a geocache clue that has apparently resisted all attempts to decipher it. Can you help?

FacebookTwitterGoogle+Share
Also posted in Language 12 Comments

Puzzle

A visitor to Omniglot is doing some research on the painting below and would like to decipher the signature. Can you help? Close-up of signature The writing looks like cursive Hebrew to me.

Also posted in Writing 10 Comments

Puzzle

This image were sent in by a visitor to Omniglot. Can any of you identify the symbols on it? They look like a writing system of some kind, but I don’t recognise it. As we are not sure which way up it should be, the rock is shown both ways up.

Also posted in Language 4 Comments

Puzzle

This picture was sent in by a visitor to Omniglot who would like to know what the inscription means. The writing is looks like Arabic, but I can’t make any sense of it. Can you help? [Update: The image is now the right way round, thanks to Christopher]

Also posted in Arabic, Language, Writing 10 Comments

Puzzle

Here’s a piece of calligraphy sent in by a visitor to Omniglot who would like to know what it means. Close-up of the red writing: It appears to be a form of Tibetan calligraphy, possibly the Drucha style.

Also posted in Language, Tibetan 4 Comments

Puzzle

A visitor to Omniglot would like your help deciphering the writing below. It comes from an old silk painting which appears Chinese, or maybe Japanese. The bit on the left appears to be a signature which I think is 三抆向 (San Wenxiang) and perhaps the name of a town 圓山? (Yuanshan ?) – a small […]

Also posted in Language 7 Comments

Sponono yekile

A quick question for you from a visitor to Omniglot: Does anyone know the meaning of the Xhosa phrase “Sponono yekile”? It’s the title of a song, which you can hear on this page. I searched for it in an online Xhosa dictionary without success.

Also posted in Language 6 Comments

Mysterious inscription

This photo was sent in by a visitor to Omniglot who would like to find out what the writing means. To me it looks like Devanagari or a related script. Can you decipher this?

Also posted in Language, Writing 3 Comments

Puzzle

I don’t have a quiz for you today, but do have a question from a correspondent: Can any of you provide a good English version of the following? Recht haben und Recht bekommen sind zwei verschiedene Dinge. This would be used in a context of somebody who loses or fears losing in a court of […]

Also posted in German, Language 14 Comments

Puzzle

This piece of writing was sent in by a visitor to Omniglot who got it in Rajasthan. Can anyone identify the language and decipher it?

Also posted in Language, Writing 6 Comments