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AKA a "sweet potato", it's a musical instrument shaped a bit like an egg with a projection to form a mouthpiece. The body has finger holes. The instrument is played by blowing into the mouthpiece and changing the pitch of the sound by covering and uncovering the finger holes.

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AKA a "sweet potato", it's a musical instrument shaped a bit like an egg with a projection to form a mouthpiece. The body has finger holes. The instrument is played by blowing into the mouthpiece and changing the pitch of the sound by covering and uncovering the finger holes.

 

Ding! Curlingfan11 and I know each other.

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I don't know what's going on here, but for days my post followed curlingfan11's question in my view of the thread. Today, I got notification that radicalmm had posted twice after curlingfan11 had given the ding -- yet one of his now appears before my reply and the other after; and both before curlingfan11's :huh:

 

I'll set the next question on the basis that one of radicalmm's posts gave the ding to me -- and hope that I'm not stepping on someone's toes!

 

Continuing with the musical theme: Christian Fredrick Martin, Bob Taylor, Orville Gibson and Clarence Leonidas Fender are all famous for the same thing. For the ding, what is that thing?

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I don't know what's going on here, but for days my post followed curlingfan11's question in my view of the thread. Today, I got notification that radicalmm had posted twice after curlingfan11 had given the ding -- yet one of his now appears before my reply and the other after; and both before curlingfan11's :huh:

 

I'll set the next question on the basis that one of radicalmm's posts gave the ding to me -- and hope that I'm not stepping on someone's toes!

 

Continuing with the musical theme: Christian Fredrick Martin, Bob Taylor, Orville Gibson and Clarence Leonidas Fender are all famous for the same thing. For the ding, what is that thing?

 

When I first posted it said that my post need to be reviewed first

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Since we're asked to find the languages most spoken rather than the languages most common as 'first language', English and Mandarin have to be the top two. The next is probably Hindi (India is the most dense large country). We now have the empire languages: Spanish, Portugese, Dutch, French and Russian. Spanish almost certainly is there as it's spoken in most of Southern America as well as being a second language in much of Europe. I'll go for Russian as the last simply because the USSR is the most recent large ex-empire.

 

So, English, Mandarin, Hindi, Spanish and Russian.

 

Edited to add: one day I'll learn to post a synopsis first and edit later!

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@speakers-corner: I thought that each dialect of Arabic was its own language -- similar to the situation in Scandinavia (but I could be wrong!) Certainly the Islamic empire was vast, but it was also a long time ago and most of it has had the time to switch to other languages and/or for regional dialects to evolve into full-fledged languages in their own right?

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