LINGUIST List 14.2985

Sun Nov 2 2003

FYI: Olympic Linguistic Problems

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  1. Ivan A Derzhanski, FYI: Olympic Linguistic Problems

Message 1: FYI: Olympic Linguistic Problems

Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2003 11:40:32 +0200
From: Ivan A Derzhanski <>
Subject: FYI: Olympic Linguistic Problems

Dear World,

(1) In Linguist 14.2597 I wrote:

The site
contains some information on the Olympiad, and will contain more
before long. Until the poster and the leaflet are uploaded there,
you can find them at and, respectively. The text
of the statements and solutions of the problems in the languages in
which they were offered to the contestants (that is, Russian,
Bulgarian, Czech, Dutch and Estonian) is now undergoing a final
editing process, and then it, along with an English version, will
also be made available.

The site is in progress, but it is slow going. Rather than have
people wait, I gave the problems temporary shelter on my site.
The address is
Follow the link to the language of your choice and the format
you prefer (PostScript or PDF).

Enjoy the problems, and if you feel like composing one yourself
and/or recruiting secondary school students near you who would
be interested in solving such problems, get in touch with me!
(Or with Boris Iomdin,

(2) I have for some time been working on a book which will contain
twenty problems from Bulgarian linguistic contests, with extensive
comments and accompanying readings. An ever-changing draft can be
perused on (in
PostScript and PDF), and will be there until the book is published
on paper. Meanwhile comments, criticism, additions, subtractions,
error reports etc. are highly welcome. (I don't even have a title
for the book, and am open for suggestions. ... Anyone?)

Ivan A Derzhanski
H: cplx Iztok bl 91, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
W: Dept for Math Lx, Inst for Maths & CompSci, Bulg Acad of Sciences
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