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Revdolphin's Weekly Lingot Giveaway Challenge #7 - Acronyms

Acronyms are what result when the first letter of each word of something creates a word in and of itself. Some famous English words have been coined through the creation of acronyms, such as “LASER” (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation) and “SCUBA” (Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus). Other acronyms are frequently used as names of organizations or websites, such as “NOW” (National Organization of Women) or my blog, “PLAY” (Professional Literature About Youngsters). Creating an acrostic sentence can be a somewhat more complicated and in-depth exploration of the language, as not only are you considering how to structure the word choice and word order to create an acronym, but you must also maintain and follow the structures and rules of the language for creating coherent sentences.

This week’s challenge: Create an acrostic sentence in another language. The first letter of every major word must combine to form a new word in that language. Points for creativity of both sentence and acronym. Translate your sentence and the resulting acronym into English (bonus points if the English version is also acrostic).

Everybody who enters will get 1 lingot just for taking the challenge. The top three responses will receive an additional 25, 10, and 5 lingots respectively. Winners will be selected on a random weekday next week based on entries received by Sunday night. Last week's winning auto-antonyms can be seen here:
https://www.duolingo.com/comment/1934162

THE COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. THIS WEEK'S WINNERS ARE:

25 Lingots: owly_owl
10 Lingots: d.batta
5 Lingots: cupcakesadelaide

THE NEW CHALLENGE CAN BE SEEN HERE:
https://www.duolingo.com/comment/2126851

February 27, 2014

15 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_-C1-_

AEGIS A El Gente: Igual Siente To The People: Feel Equal Aegis: a shield in Greek Mythology that was molded to look like the face of Medusa to strike fear into the hearts of enemies. That acronym isn't very good, but it was way harder than I thought!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jack.Elliot

EMU the bird but the acronym is the European Monetary Union


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_Fulvius

Tú Esperas Que Ursula Intente La Almendra (TEQUILA) :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/revdolphin

Congratulations!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_Fulvius

Thank you good sir :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/d.batta

The best way to resolve conflicts: BIRRA (Bere Insieme Riappacifica Rancorosi Avversari = drinking together reconciles rancorous rivals). In English it could be BEER: Beyond Every Enemy's Rancour.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/revdolphin

Congratulations!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/d.batta

Thank you so much!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cupcakes2020

Crazy- Cannibalistic Repulsive Abominable Zany Youth


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JessieKaye

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