Word Games In Indonesian
With word search games such as WORDLE, and its Indonesian variant KATLA, being all the rage at the moment, both in their web-based and app-based alternatives, players are looking for an edge to help them solve the elusive puzzle within the allotted six guesses. For KATLA, the best assistance is provided by the E.Z. Glot website which allows you to enter any of the letters you have guessed into its Search Bar, along with the total number of letters in the mystery word (5 in the case of KATLA or WORDLE), and then generate a search to detect all the possible combinations of letters. The search can be further refined to include only words starting or ending with a particular letter, words containing a succession of two, three or four specific letters or words which have between one and all five letters jumbled within them. With this tool, it is easy to work your way through the hundreds of words generated by the search in a logical manner until you meet the mystery word. The only drawback with using the E.Z. Glot search engine is that it will generate words from languages other than Indonesian that also use the Roman alphabet and even Japanese words written in romaji. However, having a good knowledge of both Indonesian and English, will allow you to filter out non-Indonesian words. And, even if you enter a non-Indonesian word as a guess, all is not lost because the KATLA game will only accept Indonesian words listed in the Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) as valid responses. Any non-Indonesian words are rejected by the game as invalid without the loss of a guess. Finally, I personally start my KATLA games with the word SAKIT which, in almost 100 games (both web-based and app-based) has only failed to yield at least one correct letter on only two occasions. If I fail to obtain any letters with SAKIT, my second guess will be OBENG which, after the two guesses, will give me a total coverage of 5 vowels and six consonants. You would be extremely unlucky by this stage to still not have guessed a single letter. However, if this happens, the next word to be entered should be HURUF. That will give you coverage of the elusive "u" vowel and 9 consonants in total. If you still haven't guessed a single consonant, your next word should be JUDUL. You will now have 12 of the most common consonants covered and be well on your way to solving the puzzle with your remaining two guesses. That's not an insurmountable challenge! Just enter the letters you have guessed into the E.Z. Glot Search Bar and search for all words containing combinations of those letters. As you scroll through the hundreds of generated responses, you can immediately eliminate any words containing incorrectly-guessed letters or correctly-guessed letters that are in the incorrect position This will narrow your search down considerably. To navigate your way to the E.Z. Glot website, click on the banner below. Semoga sukses berKATLA ria ...
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The handout below was kindly shared by Liz Fromby on the Indonesian Teachers of Australia Facebook page.