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Revdolphin's Weekly Lingot Giveaway Challenge #9 - Palidromes

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A palindrome is a word, phrase, or sentence that is spelled identical when reversed. Some examples of palindromic words in English are, “mom,” “deed,” and “refer.” Creating palindromic sentences can be notoriously difficult even in a native language, but an example of a very simple one in English would be, “Ma is as I am.”

This week’s challenge: Create a palindrome in another language. Points for complexity and creativity. Please include an English translation (bonus points if English translation is also a palindrome).

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 poems can be seen here:
https://www.duolingo.com/comment/2126851

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

25 Lingots: annika_a
10 Lingots: aram56
5 Lingots: cupcakesadelaide

THE NEW CHALLENGE CAN BE SEEN HERE:
https://www.duolingo.com/comment/2305918

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https://www.duolingo.com/AbraxunsIllusion

Adán no calla con nada.

Adam is not silent with nothing!

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*anything. No double negatives in English ;)

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https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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A famous Finnish one, which is reportedly the longest one-word palindrome that actually makes sense: saippuakivikauppias = vendor of soap stones.

And another Finnish one, which also makes sense and feels quite Finnish in meaning as well... : Neulo taas niin saat oluen. = Knit again and you will receive a beer.

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https://www.duolingo.com/revdolphin
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Congratulations!

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https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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Oh my goodness, thanks for all the lingots, revdolphin! I did a lesson on the app earlier today and wondered what the heck had happened to my lingot count... :-)

(I feel like I cheated, by speaking a language that is very good for palindromes...)

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https://www.duolingo.com/cupcakes2020
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Aesop stay here and rest.
Ésope reste ici et se repose.

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https://www.duolingo.com/revdolphin
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Congratulations!

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https://www.duolingo.com/aram56
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سر فلا كبا بك الفرس Go ahead and you may not fall out of the horse.

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Congratulations!

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أرض خضراء Green land

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مودته تدوم لكل هول وهل كل مودته تدوم؟ His love will last in spite of all perils Would all his love last?

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Indul a pap aludni. Hungarian. The priest leaves to go to sleep.

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