Monday, July 30, 2007

I just had to do this test


I am Linear B



You are Linear B. Even those who can follow you think you're all Greek to them. Which, after all, is true - Linear B being the first known text for written Greek. To most people, you're incomprehensible. But what do you care? You're tough, hard, long-enduring and have greater nobility than most. Naturally, you don't admit to borrowing extensively from your brother Linear A.



Link: The Which Ancient Language Are You Test written by imipak

6 Comments:

Mentor said...

Hum... The list of long-forgotten languages was mouth-watering. But what can I make of *my* results?

You scored higher than 99% on Ideogramatic
You scored higher than 99% on Syllablic
You scored higher than 99% on Logogramic
You scored higher than 99% on Alphabetic

This seems to mean: "You are Akkadian ... a schizoid mess".

Help!

JustMe said...

styley, you must help teh internets! what do these test mean?

USJogger said...

I got the same result as mentor.

I have to say, the disclaimer on this test rocks!

USJogger

StyleyGeek said...

Those characteristics are of writing systems, not of people, so they don't really make much sense :)

Ideograms are pictures each representing a concept, often confused with logograms. An example of an ideogram is a street sign, or a number. One symbol for one idea.

Syllables, well, you know what those are, right?

Logograms are like Chinese characters: each represents a word or morpheme (a morpheme is the smallest part of the word that has a meaning of its own).

And alphabets, you've probably heard of too :)

I'm not sure the "you scored higher than..." works properly, because I too supposed scored higher than 99% on each of those things, yet I came out as Linear B.

grace said...

I'm Phonecian! Definitely one of the odder personality quizzes I've ever taken!

It would improve the test if there was a page of general information about all the languages so that after you did the test you could understand how your responses led to the particular language. And I think all this 99% business might be a bug, since everyone gets that no matter what language they are attributed.

USJogger said...

Damn. I was enjoying thinking that I was higher than 99% of people on Ideogramatic. I didn't know what it meant, but it sounds cool.

Jogger