QUIZ: How many out of the 20 of world's writing systems can you recognize?
Hello everyone, to mark my 80th (as of today 81st) day here on Duo, I found a fun, little test:
There are 20 images showing world's writing scripts. Under each one are listed three names. If you pick the right one, it lights up green, wrong one - red. Regardless of the choice, a short note with informations about the script and where it's used shows up.
On my first try I scored 13/20. But on the second try, it was 18/20. Great way to practice recognizing the scripts, or even to get to know how they look like! (^.^)
If you feel up for the challenge, post your scores, there may be some script-experts among us! ;)
Edit: Whoa, you guys are amazing... it's like you all are true linguists at heart! I only got 20/20 on my third try ;P
I'm taking it right now and I'm cringing at the first question (Arabic abjad) because it's written from left to right and none of the letters are connecting. SMH. Will edit my post with results.
That was surprisingly easy. Or it's because of me learning about all of those languages (except Lao and Khmer, which I ended up recognizing because of looking through Unicode tables once).
Thanks for this post, OP!
I've dabbled some in Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi, Tamil, and Telugu. (I use Mango Languages). I recognized the other languages (Malayalam, Sinhala, Gujarati, etc) because usually when I research a language, I also research other languages within its language family. However there have been exceptions to this usually involving geography. Here's some examples:
After discovering the North Caucasian languages, I decided to research the other languages of the Caucasus, and lo and behold, I found the first Indo-Iranian language (outside of Indo-Aryan languages) I fell in love with: Ossetian.
After discovering and falling in love with Kazakh, I decided to look around Central Asia, where Kazakh is one of the languages spoken there. Then and there I found the Tajik language.
Normally the first Indo-Iranian language that pops into people's minds is Farsi (Iranian Persian). Not me. I'm reminded of Ossetian and Tajiki Persian, since they're the first Indo-Iranian languages I discovered. (I still love Farsi, but Ossetian and Tajiki are closer to my heart.)
As you can probably tell, I'm not really into mainstream things (unless it's a mainstream language that's not Spanish, and even then minority languages are closer to my heart).
No wonder I find it so difficult to talk to my crush...
Dang, I did terrible. I got 11/20. Thai and Lao are very close in scripts, and I typically can recognize Thai but when it's after the Lao question, I get very confused. However, I can at least tell the difference between Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. ^ ^
This was an interesting quiz. Thank you!
Lowest score until now for yours truly... 8/20. Yeah, I'm that good at Asian languages scripts.
Hats off to those who got more than 15 right.
More or less like me... except that I only managed to get 8 right. :)