The most difficult writing riddles A list of writing related questions that are most often answered incorrectly Languages quiz In which family of languages word roots are not themselves syllables or words, but instead are isolated sets of consonants?Semitic. In Arabic, the root meaning "write" has the form k-t-b. From this root, words are formed by filling in the vowels, e.g. kitāb "book", kutub "books", kātib "writer", yaktubu "he writes" etc. Most scripts used to write Semitic omit some or all of the vowels, because the consonants are the primary carriers of meaning. hard 40% Balto-SlavicBalto-Slavic14%SemiticSemitic40%TurkicTurkic26%DravidianDravidian18%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 4264 answers in 2 languages »letters riddles » Which punctuation marks are particularly variable across European languages?Quotation marks. English ‘cat’ or “cat” is translated to French « chat » and German „katze“. Other countries typically use one of these styles. In many countries, English quotation marks are getting more and more popular due to widespread of English keyboards.hard 45% question marksquestion marks26%quotation marksquotation marks45%semicolonsemicolon11%exclamation marksexclamation marks16%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 10371 answers in 2 languages »alphabets riddles » What is the most ancient written language?Sumerian was spoken in southern Mesopotamia from at least the 4th millennium BC, and was gradually replaced by Akkadian as a spoken language around 2000 BC, though it continued to be used as a ceremonial, literary and scientific language until the 1st century AD. Even though it was forgotten later, it is today well understood thanks to the large amount of written sources left. Scientists know its grammar, vocabulary, and even its dialects and pronunciation.average 61% ChineseChinese3%SumerianSumerian61%HebrewHebrew15%SanskritSanskrit19%Created by: Song Sung-min. Statistics based on 10134 answers in 4 languages »ancient history riddles » What was graphite believed to be a form of?Lead. When large deposit of graphite was found in the 16th century in England, it was thought to be a form of lead. In many languages, the word for pencil literally means lead pen. (German Bleistift, Polish ołówek, Arabic قلم رصاص) average 64% leadlead64%mercurymercury7%ironiron11%chalkchalk17%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 24032 answers in 2 languages »elements riddles » Play languages quiz and see all the questions.