Linguistics Olympiad

From L – R: Sophie Ridolfo, Eva Quattrini, Emily McFaddenOn Wednesday, Emily McFadden, Eva Quattrini and I, competed in the first round of the Australian Computational and Linguistics Olympiad. In this competition, students represent their school in an intense two-hour contest.

We faced challenging and intriguing problems about linguistics. From questions involving Indo-European languages to Sri Lankan to Proto-Germanic, we used our skills and knowledge of structure and grammar as language students, to analyse and solve these thought-provoking problems.

We were excited to achieve a silver certificate, narrowly missing out on a gold certificate by one point.

The top four schools then went on to the National round, which will be followed by the International Linguistics Olympiad to be held in Prague in July.

Sophia Ridolfo, Year 12

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