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Blargs, Grots and Cloystas (Posted on 2003-10-28) Difficulty: 4 of 5
You are on an island and you meet three people, Jeswin, Parker and Crasbo. You know that they are either liars, knights or knaves (someone who alternates between truth and lie). They have a strange religion - for one half of the year they talk in English and for the other half they talk Gambalidarian (their language). Naturally, you arrive during the latter part of the year. You know that if you ask them what they are, they either say 'Blarg', 'Grot' or 'Cloysta', but you don't know which means what out of liar knight and knave. You also know that 'Jappa' means 'is a' and 'Bokka' means 'I am a'. They give the following statements:

Jeswin : Bokka Grot. Parker Jappa Cloysta.

Parker : Bokka Blarg. Crasbo Jappa Blarg.

Crasbo : Bokka Grot. Jeswin Jappa Cloysta.

What does Blarg, Grot and Cloysta mean in English, and what are each of the people?

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  Subject Author Date
Some ThoughtsBokka Grot. Grot Jappa Grot.Dej Mar2013-04-18 00:21:02
SolutionFull explanation and workingscott2013-04-17 17:01:57
solAndre2010-06-02 18:08:51
Some ThoughtsSome thoughts on the problemK Sengupta2007-10-20 00:26:06
Logical point of viewjames2005-03-18 03:10:58
SolutionNo SubjectDetti2004-10-06 17:02:15
wrong solutionKevin2004-09-26 00:17:59
No SubjectAlec Lanter2004-05-04 10:29:24
Solutioni dunno if someone else gottit yet... -.-'Magick3212003-12-03 21:45:20
Solutionsim wi2003-11-18 15:44:01
Gotta be this or thatMaria2003-11-01 15:59:01
re: Solutionsnikki2003-10-30 17:27:10
SolutionSolutionskevin2003-10-30 17:12:35
possible solution (one of many)Tim2003-10-29 22:03:19
SolutionSolutionc2003-10-29 02:52:11
SolutionSolution!JennaBanenna2003-10-29 00:19:55
Some Thoughtsre: Really Full SolutionSilverKnight2003-10-28 19:41:36
SolutionReally Full SolutionSilverKnight2003-10-28 19:29:09
re: Brute forceTristan2003-10-28 18:57:33
Some ThoughtsBrute forcenikki2003-10-28 18:23:08
QuestionClarification pleasenikki2003-10-28 17:21:54
re(2): some guessesSilverKnight2003-10-28 17:11:18
re: SolutionCharlie2003-10-28 17:11:05
re: some guessesCharlie2003-10-28 17:04:26
SolutionSolutionBrian Wainscott2003-10-28 16:55:07
Some Thoughtssome guessesJane Doe2003-10-28 16:06:25
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