Universally acclaimed, R.I.C.E.* is an intergalactic university that prides itself on its diversity of students, faculty, and curriculum. In the Linguistics department, there are six professors teaching introductory courses this semester: ELIZA, a female artificial intelligence; Fryggyn’, a female mythical being; HAL, a male artificial intelligence; Slagathor, a female human; Θωθ, a male mythical being; and 与乙凡十巨尺, a male human. The courses they teach are Phonetics, Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, Xeno Ling, and Comp Ling, with each professor teaching one course.
The top six linguistics undergrads are taking all six linguistics classes. The students are 01011000, a genderless artificial intelligence; Holger, a male human; Ooòoóooōoȍ, a male cetacean; Waaaããã, a female yeti; Zoë-
Using the information provided below
Send your solution to the editors of SpecGram by December 15th, 2017 and you could win a prize. The correct solution and winners, if any, will be announced in the January issue.
The professors who each dislike a non-
Professor ELIZA likes Holger more than ʘ̥̊ᴲβʁᴂŋ, Professor Slagathor likes 01011000 more than Ooòoóooōoȍ, and the professor who likes 01011000 the most does not like Ooòoóooōoȍ the least.
Professor Θωθ, who teaches Syntax, has a favorite student who has trouble with ejectives.
No student has trouble with phonemes in their own name.
The students who favor open class parts of speech do not have trouble with non-
No professor has a favorite student or least favorite student that is the same gender or species/
Professor HAL’s favorite student has no trouble with clicks, and Professor 与乙凡十巨尺’s favorite student has no trouble with nasals, but cetaceans and artificial intelligences do have trouble with nasals.
None of the biological-
The student who likes adverbs has trouble with a voiceless phoneme.
The correct order for the rules in last issue’s puzzle, The Phonology Test, is: P, H, O, N, T, E, I, C. Each of the puzzlemeisters below will receive some moderately desirable SpecGram merch:
Bethany Annal • Harrison Chudleigh • Rory Turnbull
In addition, the following puzzlers have achieved the everlasting glory that comes with an honorable mention:
Brennan Long • Vincent Fish • Max Bonke
* R.I.C.E. is a recursive acronym that stands for “R.I.C.E. Intergalactic College of Excellence”.
|SpecGram Vol CLXXX, No 2 Contents|