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Can you name the Official Languages of Europe?
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I know that there is a version of this game that has been published, but I thought that I could try it out too and see what other people think.
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Holds Official Status in:
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia
The Czech Republic
Belgium, The Netherlands
The Republic of Ireland, Malta
Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Monaco, Switzerland
Austria, Belgium, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Switzerland
The Republic of Ireland
Italy, San Marino, Switzerland, The Holy See of the Vatican City State
Holds Official Status in:
The Holy See of the Vatican City State
Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo
The Czech Republic, Slovakia
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Sep 12th, 2010 at 19:50 GMT
Please read the Game Note. I wanted to do these quizes for every official language accross the globe! Please comment and, since this game won't be published (by my reckoning) and also rate the quiz. Yes, there are a few bonus answers too. Have a great day!
Sep 12th, 2010 at 20:36 GMT
Good quiz, I had no idea that Norwegian was so complex!
Sep 12th, 2010 at 21:00 GMT
You should accept Romansch and Belorussian I think
Sep 12th, 2010 at 21:11 GMT
I think that you mean that Nynorsk Norwegian holds official status in Norway.
Sep 12th, 2010 at 21:27 GMT
What about Galician, Catalan, and Basque in Spain? I know they are regional but aren't they still official? And I think Mirandese in Portugal too?
Sep 12th, 2010 at 22:00 GMT
First, please accept Gaelic for Irish. Also, the two Norwegian languages are confusing. It might be nice if Norwegian was accepted for both of them, since I think that very few people will know that there are two. One more thing - the scoring is messed up. Please fix this. Otherwise, not a bad quiz.
Sep 13th, 2010 at 00:07 GMT
Please provide a source, and consolidate both forms of Norwegian into one answer.
Sep 13th, 2010 at 09:21 GMT
Wow I have alot to answer for here! @arpw I will accept them. @beckala63 official and regional languages are not the same. It would be like saying Hindi is an official language of the UK because of the large Indian minority present there. @krushr I cannot accept Gaelic for Irish as Scottish Gaelic, Ulster Scots, Irish and a number of other languages spoken in the UK can also be considered as Gaelic. I'm not sure about putting the two Norwegian languages as one answer, although I will think about it. I do not understand what you mean about the scoring though, so if you could explain what you mean in another comment, or if someone out there could do it, it would be most appreciated. @RS89 I will provide a source.
Sep 13th, 2010 at 14:49 GMT
@Twinkle- It's not really the same thing as saying Hindi is an official language in the UK just because people speak it there. The regional languages I mentioned are actually recognized as official regional languages according to the CIA factbook. If you don't want to list them because they are only official regionally, that is totally your choice. I'm just trying to clarify what I meant. Great quiz though, and I'm enjoying the whole series you are making. Thanks!
Sep 13th, 2010 at 17:43 GMT
@Twinkle1234: About the scoring - For example, I typed in German as one of my responses, and it was accepted. Then, when time ran out and the rest of the answers popped up, German was unhighlighted, as though I hadn't answered it. Then, when I went to "see the most missed" it was highlighted again. And so were some answers I hadn't gotten. And the hierarchy of most answered and least answered just made no sense - like, English was way down the list below one of the Norwegian ones. Maybe a Sporcle glitch?
Sep 13th, 2010 at 20:16 GMT
The United Kingdom has no official language. The government has never made any documents declaring an official language, so English holds no official status.
Sep 13th, 2010 at 21:16 GMT
@Jam1 English holds no official status IN the UK. It does however in Ireland and my country (Malta). @beckala63 What you are saying is very interesting, guess I'm gonna spend the next few days looking into this! Please keep playing and commenting! There's only South America left to make so, unfortunately the series is coming to a close, but I will think up another series and it will be good too! Please keep checking out my quizzes and feel free to tell me what you think! @krushr I'm sorry this happened to you, but I have nothing to do with it. It is, as you guessed, a Sporcle glitch. I will, however, try some editing and see what I can do. Thanks for playing, commenting, rating and nominating everyone! Good night!
Sep 13th, 2010 at 21:22 GMT
@Twinkle- I will definitely keep an eye out for your future quizzes. :-)
Sep 13th, 2010 at 21:23 GMT
Hi guys, I will be taking this quiz down temporarily to make some arrangements as of 1:00 pm (GMT + 02:00). Sorry for the inconvenience.
Sep 14th, 2010 at 08:24 GMT
Frisian is official in the Netherlands, or at least it is in Friesland, where it is spoken...
Sep 15th, 2010 at 14:37 GMT
Hi guys. I've played about with the editing of the quiz and so I hope that I've fixed the problem. @D3nn1s You are right....and wrong. Frisian is official in Friesland, but not in the entire Netherlands. Felmish in Belgium is the same thing as it is official in the eastern provinces of Belgium, but not the entire country. And we are tackling the entire country here. Thanks to everyone for comments, ratings, nominations, and playing. Have a great day!
Dec 14th, 2010 at 01:29 GMT
Very nice quiz. Good fun.
Dec 21st, 2010 at 15:32 GMT
@JOS91. Thank you! And a merry Christmas to all of you!
Dec 6th, 2011 at 02:20 GMT
Please accept Slovenian for Slovene.
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