Logical Reasoning - Artificial Language

Exercise :: Artificial Language - Type 1

First, you will be given a list of three "nonsense" words and their English word meanings. The question(s) that follow will ask you to reverse the process and translate an English word into the artificial language.
6. 

Here are some words translated from an artificial language.
godabim means kidney stones
romzbim means kidney beans
romzbako means wax beans
Which word could mean "wax statue"?

A. godaromz
B. lazbim
C. wasibako
D. romzpeo

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

In this language, the adjective follows the noun. From godabim and romzbim, you can determine that bim means kidney. From romzbim and romzbako, you can determine that romz means beans. Therefore, bako means wax. Because the adjective wax must come after the noun in this language, wasibako is the only choice.

7. 

Here are some words translated from an artificial language.
granamelke means big tree
pinimelke means little tree
melkehoon means tree house
Which word could mean "big house"?

A. granahoon
B. pinishur
C. pinihoon
D. melkegrana

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Grana means big;melkemeans tree; pini means little; hoonmeans house. Therefore, granahoon means big house.

8. 

Here are some words translated from an artificial language.
daftafoni means advisement
imodafta means misadvise
imolokti means misconduct
Which word could mean "statement"?

A. kratafoni
B. kratadafta
C. loktifoni
D. daftaimo

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Dafta means advise; foni is the same as the suffix -ment; imo is the same as the prefix mis-; lokti means conduct. Since the only word in the answer choices that hasn't been defined is krata, it is reasonable to assume that krata means state. Therefore, kratafoni is the only choice that could mean statement.

9. 

Here are some words translated from an artificial language.
lelibroon means yellow hat
plekafroti means flower garden
frotimix means garden salad
Which word could mean "yellow flower"?

A. lelifroti
B. lelipleka
C. plekabroon
D. frotibroon

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Leli means yellow; broon means hat; pleka means flower; froti means garden; mix means salad. Therefore, lelipleka means yellow flower.

10. 

Here are some words translated from an artificial language.
myncabel means saddle horse
conowir means trail ride
cabelalma means horse blanket
Which word could mean "horse ride"?

A. cabelwir
B. conocabel
C. almamyn
D. conoalma

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Myn means saddle; cabel means horse; cono means trail; and wir means ride. Therefore, cabelwir is the correct answer.