A.R.M. (kinkyturtle) wrote,
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Chiffres y Zahlen no Puzzle

I've concocted a little quiz. It might be easy, it might be really hard, I don't know. Knowledge of foreign languages is required!

Below are the numbers 1 thru 20 reordered in twelve different ways. Each ordering is determined by spelling out the numbers' names in a certain language and alphabetizing them. In languages that use diacritics or non-Latin alphabets, the ordering goes by the alphabetization rules of that language. (Bonus hint: The Japanese ordering is by kana, not romaji.)

The languages used are Dutch, English, Esperanto, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Japanese, Latin, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish. How many can you figure out?


A. 1 6 3 7 20 2 9 4 8 5 11 16 13 17 12 19 14 18 15 10

B. 1 9 5 3 4 7 10 11 19 15 13 14 17 12 18 16 2 20 8 6

C. 5 2 10 18 19 17 12 8 9 11 14 4 15 16 7 6 13 3 1 20

D. 8 18 3 13 1 11 5 15 9 19 6 16 7 17 4 14 10 20 2 12

E. 8 18 11 15 5 4 14 9 19 1 7 17 6 16 10 13 3 12 20 2

F. 8 18 13 3 1 11 9 19 10 12 2 20 14 4 5 15 6 16 7 17

G. 10 12 2 18 9 8 4 14 15 5 16 7 17 6 13 3 11 19 1 20

H. 10 12 14 15 19 18 17 16 13 11 20 2 4 5 9 8 7 6 3 1

I. 10 19 16 17 18 15 14 13 2 12 20 1 9 11 6 7 8 5 4 3

J. 14 5 4 10 19 18 16 17 12 2 9 8 11 15 6 7 13 3 1 20

K. 18 8 2 20 12 19 9 10 1 11 15 5 17 7 3 13 4 14 16 6

L. 18 11 1 5 15 14 4 9 19 6 16 7 17 10 20 12 3 13 2 8
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