Final Jeopardy 12/7/23 (Languages) & Who Won Thursday December 7 2023

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Today’s Final Jeopardy 12/7/2023 (Languages) – Thursday, December 7 2023

Since it can make someone “Japanese laugh as heartily as a Dane,” Lillian Gish saw film as an aesthetic this, the name of a language

Today’s Final Jeopardy Answer – Thursday, December 7 2023

The Final Jeopardy Answer is: Esperanto

Final Jeopardy Explanation – Thursday, December 7 2023

Lillian Gish, recognizing the universal appeal and impact of film, likened it to an aesthetic “Esperanto,” the name of a constructed international language. Esperanto was created with the intention of transcending cultural and national boundaries, facilitating communication and understanding across different language speakers.

Esperanto was developed in the late 19th century by L. L. Zamenhof with the idealistic goal of fostering harmony and understanding among people from different countries. It was an attempt to create an easy-to-learn, politically neutral language that would transcend national borders. In a similar vein, Gish saw film as a universal language capable of crossing cultural and linguistic barriers.

This perspective on film as a universal language is particularly profound considering the era in which Gish worked. In the silent film era, the lack of spoken dialogue meant that movies relied heavily on visual storytelling, expressions, and physical acting to convey the narrative and emotions. This absence of language barriers in silent films allowed them to be universally accessible, resonating with audiences regardless of their native language or cultural background.

Just as Esperanto was designed to be a global lingua franca, Gish believed film could communicate universally, making a Japanese person laugh as heartily as a Dane, illustrating the universal appeal and language-like quality of the cinematic art form.

Today’s Jeopardy! Contestants – Thursday, December 7 2023

Scott ShewfeltScott Shewfelt is a Writer from Originally Tavistock Ontario Canada.
Yungsheng WangYungsheng Wang is a Deputy Public Defender from Originally Lafayette, Louisiana.
Robin LozanoRobin Lozano is a Technology Chief of Staff from Shavertown, Pennsylvania.

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Today’s Results & Who Won Jeopardy! Tonight – Thursday, December 7 2023

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Returning ChampionContestantContestant
Scott Shewfelt
Originally Tavistock Ontario Canada
Writer

Final Score: $4,400
Round 2 Score: $10,000
Round 1 Score: $2,000
Yungsheng Wang
Originally Lafayette, Louisiana
Deputy Public Defender

Winning Score: $23,000
Round 2 Score: $12,000
Round 1 Score: $4,800
Robin Lozano
Shavertown, Pennsylvania
Technology Chief of Staff

Final Score: $0
Round 2 Score: $7,600
Round 1 Score: $5,000

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