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Interjection sequence

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Plainglazed, you’ve added even more mystery to rocdocmac’s puzzle. I feel total lack of confidence in this answer:

Egad! It’s Slaughter House 5!

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I need a better Babelfish; I feel like the character Easy in Cahoots Macbeth. It is very funny seeing both of you (and presumably the rest of the Den) know what you’re talking about, while I am clueless. Thanks for trying to help, Rocdocmac. :-)

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Plainglazed ...

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5 is correct.

Answer the second sequence too and then we can reveal the reasons why.

2nd one a bit trickier, isn't it?

 

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That's one possibility!

 

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Depending on language:

CH (Scottish/German ”ch”), Χ (Greek chi/Russian xa), Ĥ (Esperanto), phonetic χ

or

Š (Croatian), phonetic ʃ

 

Edited by rocdocmac

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I must admit I am also incredibly lost...

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Does it have something to do with the pronunciation of the number with the given letter/phonemes?

 

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In the first instance (E I S H 5), 4 letters plus one numeral occur in the sequence. No pronunciation involved.

In the second case (T M O CH 0), "CH" is not a pronunciation, but merely a representation of the digraph "ch". Three  letters, one digraph and one numeral involved.

 

I called the original OP an interjection sequence since the word "eish" (pronounced "aysh") incidentally appears in the sequence. It has nothing to do with the solution, however! You can google its meaning.

 

 

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something to do with unicode maybe? it can't have to do with the order of the letters of the alphabet... I have a feeling my mind is too burnt out on organic chemistry to puzzle this one out.

 

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Seems pretty obscure. Gave up and found it using Google. But on the other hand, 

You may have just inspired me to learn more of the "language" beyond S and O. So thanks for that.

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On 4/24/2019 at 7:59 AM, CaptainEd said:

Another derailed train of thought:

 

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Equilateral, Isosceles, Scalene, Hyperbolic(?), 5-dimensional (???)

 

 

I like this fresh approach Ed, but there is actually a very, very simple explanation!

 

14 hours ago, flamebirde said:
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something to do with unicode maybe? it can't have to do with the order of the letters of the alphabet... I have a feeling my mind is too burnt out on organic chemistry to puzzle this one out.

 

Not the order, correct.

4 hours ago, Thalia said:

Seems pretty obscure. Gave up and found it using Google. But on the other hand, 

 

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You may have just inspired me to learn more of the "language" beyond S and O. So thanks for that.

I can clearly see that you've got it!

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Seems I'm the only one left in the dark now... but I will perservere:

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Latin/Greek alphabets? I'm assuming this has to do with some other language besides English, potentially an obscure one.

 

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1 hour ago, rocdocmac said:

Flamebirde, you're going to kick yourself!

Haha, you say that like I'm not already! Am I even on the right track? I think I'm about ready to throw in the towel, Rocdocmac -- you've certainly stumped me.

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flamebirde

 

"language" in quotes. Not exactly a language but something most people probably know at least 2 letters of. Or probably exactly 2 letters if they're like me.

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19 hours ago, rocdocmac said:

Both Captain Ed and Thalia have transmitted vital clues in their previous remarks. Eish man, now you ought to get it!

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../ -  ....  ..  -.  -.-/ .. / ..-.  ..  --.  ..-  .-.  .  -../ ..  - / ---  ..- !

What hath God wrought!

 

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You figured it "ou"? :P Lol. Just caught on to Captain Ed's hint. Was wondering why that wording was nagging at me... If you didn't get it, I was going to recommend listening to the song Message in a Bottle. That ending aught to do it. 

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That one stumped me for quite a while, and for such a simple pattern too! I'm definitely kicking myself over this cute little puzzle.

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On 4/30/2019 at 2:26 AM, Thalia said:

You figured it "ou"? :P Lol. Just caught on to Captain Ed's hint. Was wondering why that wording was nagging at me... If you didn't get it, I was going to recommend listening to the song Message in a Bottle. That ending aught to do it. 

 

... and as the title of one of ABBA's songs too!

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