Logical Reasoning - Artificial Language

Exercise :: Artificial Language - Type 2

Translate from an imaginary language into English. Then, look for the word elements that appear both on the list and in the answer choices.
1. 

Here are some words translated from an artificial language.
gemolinea means fair warning
gerimitu means report card
gilageri means weather report
Which word could mean "fair weather"?

A. gemogila
B. gerigeme
C. gemomitu
D. gerimita

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Gemo means fair; linea means warning; geri means report;mitumeans card; and gilameans weather. Thus, gemogila is the correct choice.

2. 

Here are some words translated from an artificial language.
slar means jump
slary means jumping
slarend means jumped
Which word could mean "playing"?

A. clargslarend
B. clargy
C. ellaclarg
D. slarmont

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

According to this language, slar means jump. The suffix -ing is represented by -y. Since choice b is the only one that ends in the letter y, this is the only possible option.

3. 

Here are some words translated from an artificial language.
jalkamofti means happy birthday
moftihoze means birthday party
mentogunn means goodness
Which word could mean "happiness"?

A. jalkagunn
B. mentohoze
C. moftihoze
D. hozemento

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Jalka means happy;moftimeans birthday; hoze means party; mento means good; and gunn means the suffix –ness. We know the answer must include the suffix –ness. The only choice that uses that suffix is choice a.

4. 

Here are some words translated from an artificial language.
plekapaki means fruitcake
pakishillen means cakewalk
treftalan means buttercup
Which word could mean "cupcake"?

A. shillenalan
B. treftpleka
C. pakitreft
D. alanpaki

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Pleka means fruit; paki means cake; shillen means walk; treftmeans butter; and alanmeans cup. Therefore, alanpaki means cupcake.

5. 

Here are some words translated from an artificial language.
malgauper means peach cobbler
malgaport means peach juice
moggagrop means apple jelly
Which word could mean "apple juice"?

A. moggaport
B. malgaauper
C. gropport
D. moggagrop

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Malga means peach; uper means cobbler; port means juice; mogga means apple; and grop means jelly. Therefore, moggaport means apple juice.