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recca02

Joined Apr 2, 2007
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ok this one seems tough bcoz in this one i cant even make a wild guess.
abt Germany i only know abt cars, arnie, and gestapo,hitler,panzer,bismark and nazi (all ww stuff)
so the only wild guess i can make is:
hitler shot the man while riding his Mercedes and the man cried help :D
(can that translate to elf?)
 

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Dave

Joined Nov 17, 2003
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ok this one seems tough bcoz in this one i cant even make a wild guess.
abt Germany i only know abt cars, arnie, and gestapo,hitler,panzer,bismark and nazi (all ww stuff)
so the only wild guess i can make is:
hitler shot the man while riding his Mercedes and the man cried help :D
(can that translate to elf?)
No :D

Can you speak any German?

Dave
 

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Dave

Joined Nov 17, 2003
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i know a lil japanese,
only german word i know is "yeah"
Isn't it 'Ja'?! :D 'Yeah' is lax English.

What I would say is that when you first learn a new language you learn firstly the alphabet, secondly how to count, thirdly how to greet someone, and fourthly how to describe how many pets, brother/sistors, and where you are going on holiday!

So what is an 'elf' to a German (if he saw it wrote down it wouldn't mean anything, but say it to him and he'll get it).

Dave
 

recca02

Joined Apr 2, 2007
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well i searched the net for German version of elves and came across succubus and incubus (and i thought elves are cute) and something like alb... and something related to nightmare.
cant help but think it was the work of some blood sucking monster!
after this i m throwing in the towel.
 

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Dave

Joined Nov 17, 2003
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well i searched the net for German version of elves and came across succubus and incubus (and i thought elves are cute) and something like alb... and something related to nightmare.
cant help but think it was the work of some blood sucking monster!
after this i m throwing in the towel.
'Elf' doesn't solve the crime but give information about the crime.

Once you have worked out what 'elf' means there is a crime to solve! :D

Dave
 

thingmaker3

Joined May 16, 2005
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What I would say is that when you first learn a new language you learn firstly the alphabet, secondly how to count, thirdly how to greet someone, and fourthly how to describe how many pets, brother/sistors, and where you are going on holiday!
Not in the US Navy, we didn't! We learned to order beer and ask where the bathroom was!! "Ein Beer, bitte," and "Wo das Badezimmer ist?":D

Elf Weeter Zain for now.;)
 

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Dave

Joined Nov 17, 2003
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Not in the US Navy, we didn't! We learned to order beer and ask where the bathroom was!! "Ein Beer, bitte," and "Wo das Badezimmer ist?":D

Elf Weeter Zain for now.;)
Ok, so some elements of a language are more important than others - your German education was more appropriate than mine! :D

So being 'fluentish' in German you should be familiar with what 'elf' means?

Dave
 

recca02

Joined Apr 2, 2007
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mr dave wud want to kill me after investing so much time on answering my petty doubts and i still cant get this. i got month long university examminations
and due to prep all i can think abt is fluidized firing and steam turbines.
just cant think straight but will definitely try.
 

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Dave

Joined Nov 17, 2003
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Your exams come first, you are excused from the proceedings :D

I'm sure we'll move on shortly - I am only upping the ante because of Salgat!

Dave
 

recca02

Joined Apr 2, 2007
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hope i dont have to write elf in the train. :D
any ways come to think of it in the past 100 yrs of Indian railway history
we didnt have any German being killed in the train. :D
 

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Dave

Joined Nov 17, 2003
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I love Indian trains - forgive my (innocent) ignorance, but when I think of Indian trains I envisage trains with loads of people many of which are clinging to the outside! Its a lovely image to the mind. Believe me, this is what UK trains are becoming in the city centres these days.

In keeping with the puzzle, does 'elf' as a German word tell you anything about the potential killer on the train?

Dave
 

recca02

Joined Apr 2, 2007
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Think that trains have several carriages, and 'elf' means?

Anyway, shouldn't you be revising! :D

Dave
revising:eek:
i havent even completed reading once.
revising is pure luxury.
u have been a student, i thought students (strictly male-only phenomenon) all across the world have one thing common: preparation "at the elf-enth hour"

is the criminal sitting on elf seat or elf compartment.

i m beginning to think i might have little chance with this since there is a sea of difference between our railway systems.
after all in which country does a train having capacity of hundreds carries
ppl in thousands out of which only a handful care to pay for the fare :(
 

recca02

Joined Apr 2, 2007
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i got no leads on the puzzle.
but if some one did read some recent posts by mr.thingmaker (higly humorous ones:) ) i bet he will arrive at the same conclusion as i m doin now.

clue one.
he was in us navy learning German for some reason.
clue two
he becomes sub conscious after elf drink.
clue three
and he decimates spammers without remorse.

so.
the person who killed the German(might be a spammer) was ........:D

apologies mr. thingmaker just got frustrated since i cant answer this one
sorrrrrrry.:(

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