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Practice Contest 2019

Problems & Answers

1. Swedish Manual Alphabet

Below you can find six video clips showing Swedish names signed using fingerspelling. Those names are, in alphabetical order: Adam, Alexander, Elisabeth, Freja, Karl, Lucas.

(a) Determine the correct correspondences:

(b) Write down the following names:

2. Zulu Numerals

Here are a few words in Zulu, a Niger–Congo language of South Africa: nanhlanu, amashumi, isishiyagalolunye, ikhulu, nanye, inkulungwane, kuthathu, ayisithupha, amane, nesikhombisa, nambili.

The input field below accepts two kinds of queries:

  • A single word or a few words separated with spaces. By using this query, you can find out whether the string you entered is a correctly spelled Zulu numeral denoting a number between 1 and 1000 (inclusive).
  • Two such strings separated with a comma (and optionally a space). By using this query, you can find out whether both strings are correctly spelled Zulu numerals between 1 and 1000, and the second one follows the first (i.e., it is larger than the first number by exactly one).

Write out in Zulu:

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