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Re: guess a country

September 22nd, 2022, 7:36 pm

Guess the country that issued this without cheating by obvious methods:

 
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Re: guess a country

September 22nd, 2022, 7:51 pm

Tuva, the country of Sergei Shoygu. Doesn't exist any more. I first thought of Moldova but they used Russian alphabet in the Soviet times.
 
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Re: guess a country

September 22nd, 2022, 7:57 pm

Dromedaris, Persian script?

The desert gets a railway line?
вот мой дорогой двоюродный брат
 
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Re: guess a country

September 22nd, 2022, 8:31 pm

Dromedaris, Persian script?
Count the humps. Really dromedarius?
 
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Re: guess a country

September 22nd, 2022, 8:49 pm

Name the language and (more important) the alphabet

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Hint. It's one of main European languages.
 
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Re: guess a country

September 22nd, 2022, 8:59 pm

we have become less polyglot the last while. in the past we had experts to help in these things.
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Re: guess a country

September 23rd, 2022, 5:35 pm

Tuva, the country of Sergei Shoygu. Doesn't exist any more. I first thought of Moldova but they used Russian alphabet in the Soviet times.
Correct, of course, re Tuva. I only knew it from Tuva or Bust!. But I am slowing getting acquainted with the siloviki
 
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Re: guess a country

September 23rd, 2022, 5:44 pm

It was easy, 30 kop means 30 kopieyki so the currency is Russian but written in Latin. The camel has two humps, so it must be Asian bactrian. Tuva is the only Asian country within Russia with Latin script (why?). 

And what about the strange alphabet?
 
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Re: guess a country

September 23rd, 2022, 6:11 pm

Had to wiki the first Q:
The Latin-based alphabet for Tuvan was devised in 1930 by a Tuvan Buddhist monk, Mongush Lopsang-Chinmit (a.k.a. Lubsan Zhigmed). A few books and newspapers, including primers intended to teach adults to read, were printed using this writing system. Lopsang-Chinmit was later executed in Stalinist purges on 31 December 1941.[15]
Have no clue on the second, could guess: current Tuvan alphabet?.
 
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Re: guess a country

September 23rd, 2022, 6:33 pm

No, it's Romanian transitional alphabet.  Romanians moved from the Cyrillic alphabet to the Latin alphabet having some strange mixture of both in between. For me it looks extremely weird.
 
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Re: guess a country

Yesterday, 8:41 pm

Most of the restaurants on Brick Lane are all fur coat and no knickers. 
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Re: guess a country

Yesterday, 9:06 pm

OK, guess the country:
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