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Alphabet

Postby aurumelectrum13 » Sun Jul 26, 2009 7:54 pm UTC

See if you can determine the difference between the two groups of letters:

1. AEFHIKLMNTVWXYZ

2. BCDGJOPQRSU

EDIT: my apologies.
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Re: Alphabet

Postby jaap » Sun Jul 26, 2009 8:10 pm UTC

aurumelectrum13 wrote:See if you can determine the difference between the two groups of letters:
1. AEFHIKLMNRTVWXYZ
2. BCDGJOPQRSU

You accidentally have R in both sets instead of just the second.
Spoiler:
First set consists of straight lines only, second set needs curved lines.

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Re: Alphabet

Postby Ended » Sun Jul 26, 2009 8:29 pm UTC

Another one:

1. BCDGIJLMNOPQRSUVWZ
2. AEFHKTXY
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Re: Alphabet

Postby Buttons » Sun Jul 26, 2009 8:38 pm UTC

A bunch more of these here. Ended's might be #22, since knowing the answer to that one I can see why Q might be controversial.

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Re: Alphabet

Postby Moonbeam » Sun Jul 26, 2009 8:42 pm UTC

Ended wrote:Another one:

1. BCDGIJLMNOPQRSUVWZ
2. AEFHKTXY


The following kinda works (a bit dodgy on 1 or 2 of them):

Spoiler:
The letters in number 1, can all be hand-written without taking your pen off the paper; whereas the letters in number 2 usually require the pen to come off the paper (if written normally)
..... like I said - it kinda works :shock: .

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Re: Alphabet

Postby Ended » Sun Jul 26, 2009 8:44 pm UTC

Yep, both correct. Some of them do depend on the font.
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Re: Alphabet

Postby Buttons » Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:12 pm UTC

On a related note, I can't for the life of me remember what the answer to #7 in the linked thread was:
I wrote:7: EGMPTYZ
Any ideas?

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Re: Alphabet

Postby skeptical scientist » Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:27 pm UTC

Here's a partition of the alphabet into 5 categories:
1. AMTUVWY
2. BCDEK
3. NSZ
4. HIOX
5. FGJLPQR
What property have I used to make this division?
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Re: Alphabet

Postby Buttons » Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:30 pm UTC

skeptical scientist wrote:What property have I used to make this division?

Spoiler:
Subgroups of D4

EDIT: Also, I remembered what #7 was. Meh.

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Re: Alphabet

Postby Piogre » Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:59 pm UTC

Here's one:
ACEFGHIJLMNORSUVWXYZ

BCDGKPQT

Hint:
Spoiler:
There is a reason I put C and G in both categories


Hint 2:
Spoiler:
the letter combinations SH, TH, and CH go in the first category.

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Re: Alphabet

Postby campboy » Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:06 pm UTC

Piogre wrote:Here's one:
ACEFGHIJLMNORSUVWXYZ

BCDGKPQT


Spoiler:
Letters that represent oral stops, I think. Hence C, G, which may be hard or soft in English.

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Re: Alphabet

Postby Piogre » Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:56 pm UTC

campboy wrote:
Piogre wrote:Here's one:
ACEFGHIJLMNORSUVWXYZ

BCDGKPQT


Spoiler:
Letters that represent oral stops, I think. Hence C, G, which may be hard or soft in English.


yep.

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Re: Alphabet

Postby sixes_and_sevens » Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:17 am UTC

skeptical scientist wrote:What property have I used to make this division?


Spoiler:
Varieties and degrees of symmetry.

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Re: Alphabet

Postby sixes_and_sevens » Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:50 am UTC

This one's a bit esoteric:

1.EHIKMOPRSTX
2.ABCDFGJLNQUVWYZ

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Re: Alphabet

Postby Buttons » Wed Jul 29, 2009 1:33 pm UTC

Also,

1. ABEHIKMNOPTXYZ
2. CDFGJLQRSUVW

F was in the first set for a while, before changing sides.

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Re: Alphabet

Postby sixes_and_sevens » Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:27 am UTC

Buttons wrote:1. ABEHIKMNOPTXYZ
2. CDFGJLQRSUVW


I was considering this exact one yesterday, so it's more of a happy accident than cleverness.
Spoiler:
Each letter in set A has an analogous letter in the Greek alphabet.


A linguistics-y one for ex-servicemen and people who've worked in call centres:

1. ABCFIJLMNOQRSTV
2. DEGHKPUWXYZ


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