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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?

See The Solution Submitted by Lewis    
Rating: 2.5000 (12 votes)

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Some Thoughts Some thoughts on the problem | Comment 23 of 26 |
It seems that this problem admits of multiple solutions.
One of these solutions is as follows:
Type......Gambalidarian Word Used........Individual corresponding
                                         to the type
Knave..... Blarg......................... Parker
Liar...... Cloysta....................... Jeswin
Knight.... Grot.......................... Crosbo

  


  Posted by K Sengupta on 2007-10-20 00:26:06
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