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Esperanto by Fuck Crigglegold - Sun, 25 Dec 2011 11:39:13 EST ID:X+Qx/ohQ No.5234 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Esperantistoj, venu en cxi tie!

Mi ne estas finavenkisto aux io, sed... mi amas esperanton multe. Gxi grande helpis min kiam lernanta hispanan kaj cxinan. Neniu sxajnas paroli gxin tamen. Ho ve.
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CrazyFolksTribe !loJSOMZg0g - Fri, 31 Jul 2015 21:12:53 EST ID:o/17WSJ/ No.12252 Ignore Report Quick Reply
veni, vidi, suck my dicki
John Blirringbutch - Sun, 02 Aug 2015 16:19:55 EST ID:dyEUAL1Q No.12259 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Have some music

Esperanto Subgrunde

>punk, hardcore, thrash, compilation of bands singing in Esperanto

noko - Fri, 07 Aug 2015 12:50:18 EST ID:ItcXqMx4 No.12302 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Duplos? Agora esse é um fio de duplos.
James Clayway - Fri, 07 Aug 2015 12:51:43 EST ID:uyEVv9RZ No.12304 Ignore Report Quick Reply
you fail
James Clayway - Fri, 07 Aug 2015 12:58:55 EST ID:uyEVv9RZ No.12313 Ignore Report Quick Reply
aprenda conmigo

Spanish to Portuguese by Ian Mummerbotch - Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:54:54 EST ID:48iE+eos No.11823 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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quick question for you guys. I'm aware that romatic language grammar structures are quite similar, but are they basically identical, just with different words, verbsm and conjucations, or are there major grammatical differences between them, specifically Spanish and Portuguese.

I have spoken Spanish for nearly 3 years and have obtained a fairly high level of fluency and comprehension in the language, mostly because I have lived in a Spanish speaking country for the time. I like languages and would like to learn another, and figured Portuguese would be a language not all that different (I hear Italian is closer but I have more interest in Portuguese because of Brazil).

Issue is, I do not have a lot of time right now, and may be just an hour before bed. How similar are the two languages from a grammatic stand point?

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Reuben Cluddlechatch - Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:01:40 EST ID:vcyAu2t7 No.11876 Ignore Report Quick Reply
My parents study braziilan portuguese and spanish is their mother language. They say one of the most difficult things about portuguese is to avoid mixing both languages, as spanish might be very similar but it has some important differences, is common to make those mistakes until you master the language. Pronunciation is a little bit tricky too, some sounds are difficult to make and distinguish from others at least for spanish-speaking people.
Molly Mezzledock - Sun, 14 Dec 2014 15:15:37 EST ID:KJu4J5EH No.11902 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I am learning that right now. The pronunciation rules can be tricky with limited access to the language actually being spoken.

A lot more resources for Spanish than Portuguese it appears.
Oliver Clinderway - Fri, 26 Dec 2014 16:10:24 EST ID:aB6uAQ+j No.11930 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I've been learning Spanish about 5 years and I'm fluent. I've been learning Portuguese about a week and it's quite cool, I can already understand advanced texts. Oh but I can barely figure out what's going on in a basic news report on the radio. Even if it's a story I read about earlier that day.

Pronunciation is difficult and there are enough differences in grammar to surprise you occasionally.. but if you speak fluent Spanish and you think Portuguese is hard it's because you've never learned another language, at least not as an adult.

I would say it's a massive mistake to start learning Portuguese until you have an advanced level of Spanish unless you have to. I lived in Catalonia and I saw my friends who tried to learn Catalan when their Spanish was only intermediate struggle. They constantly made silly mistakes in Spanish, like writing "havía" instead of "había" or using Catalan words that sound Spanish, confusing which grammar rule was Catalan and which was Spanish.. If you wanna learn a language before you are fluent in Spanish then learn something from another family. German for example, it's much harder, but it won't fuck your Spanish to pieces.
Lydia Dadgeshit - Tue, 10 Feb 2015 22:30:51 EST ID:9hlFs5NV No.11996 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Você tomará no cu intensamente com a pronúncia do português brasileiro. Sério, boa sorte.
James Clayway - Fri, 07 Aug 2015 12:58:03 EST ID:uyEVv9RZ No.12312 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>I would say it's a massive mistake to start learning Portuguese
its very easy my brother all you have to do is speak chiado like xxx doix trex seix dex e ja faz sucesso com a mulecada tirando onda de favelado kkkk

FUCK THE POLICE! In multiple languages! by David Deshduck - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:35:08 EST ID:vwn4pbtv No.11709 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Let's do something useful with our linguistic knowledges!

Post "Fuck the police," in as many languages as you can.
Bonus points for "Smoke weed every day."
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Rebecca Blossledodging - Sun, 26 Jul 2015 17:42:12 EST ID:2BKDoJlS No.12247 Ignore Report Quick Reply
In Irish :
Fuck na Gardaí! Caith cnáic gach lá!
PORKAĴO - Mon, 27 Jul 2015 23:25:51 EST ID:6sWdptDB No.12250 Ignore Report Quick Reply
CrazyFolksTribe !loJSOMZg0g - Fri, 31 Jul 2015 21:14:56 EST ID:o/17WSJ/ No.12253 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Fuma la policía cada día
noko - Fri, 07 Aug 2015 12:44:31 EST ID:ItcXqMx4 No.12296 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Nem a pau mané.
Shit Cruzzlehood - Fri, 07 Aug 2015 12:57:09 EST ID:je24YV0m No.12311 Ignore Report Quick Reply
In brazilian portuguese:

Fuck the Police = Eu gosto de sugar caralhos.
Smoke weeds everyday = Dogola imperador cão.

High Thoughts in different languages by DolecuntGreg - Sat, 13 Jul 2013 10:20:59 EST ID:ZbXVU1dA No.9704 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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'Sup /lang/, I was thinking, you know how people say how you think is influenced by the language you think in? Do you find your "high thoughts" are influenced by the language you're thinking in? Do you ever purposefully think in a certain language when trying to solve certain problems?
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Archie Blishchet - Sun, 14 Jul 2013 10:27:47 EST ID:NqJL1ymG No.9706 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Google "Sapir-Whorf hypothesis"
Priscilla Munningdere - Sat, 28 Sep 2013 23:47:14 EST ID:ydbRIWzS No.10037 Ignore Report Quick Reply
No don't, read Whorf directly instead.

HoD tlhIngan - Sun, 29 Sep 2013 07:42:27 EST ID:i2TDbodv No.10038 Ignore Report Quick Reply
tlhIch poch Hoch jaj
noko - Fri, 07 Aug 2015 12:49:06 EST ID:ItcXqMx4 No.12301 Ignore Report Quick Reply
James Clayway - Fri, 07 Aug 2015 12:52:12 EST ID:uyEVv9RZ No.12306 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Vietnamese Resources? by NinKenDo !GEcKEyOqGA - Thu, 26 Sep 2013 12:18:54 EST ID:pVQtZPjw No.10020 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Anybody got some good resources they use for Vietnamese?

Here's a few off the top of my head

Memrise: memrise.com
Quà Tặng Cuộc Sống: http://www.youtube.com/user/QuaTangCuocSong4U
Learn Vietnamese with Annie: http://www.youtube.com/user/AnnieVietnamese
Learn How to Speak Vietnamese: http://www.youtube.com/user/learnvietnamese
Uz-Translations: http://uz-translations.net/
My 'Basic Vietnamese' decks: Not yet released (soon I promise)
noko - Fri, 07 Aug 2015 12:40:40 EST ID:ItcXqMx4 No.12292 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Ih mané não entendo sua lingua não parça.

- Ale tu jest nawalone dezodorantem by Oliver Pongerbanks - Fri, 27 Sep 2013 20:16:56 EST ID:Cl3WlYO5 No.10029 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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  • Sama się nawaliłaś dezodorantem
noko - Fri, 07 Aug 2015 12:40:02 EST ID:ItcXqMx4 No.12290 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Tendi nada tá em gringês.

Want your help, wordsmiths by Ian Blimblewig - Sun, 16 Nov 2014 18:25:45 EST ID:KR0otAvU No.11859 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What's the shortest, most powerful one syllable word you can come up with, original or not? For example "Tao" and "God" are short, unoriginal 'powerful' words and "Dog" is another short one syllable word. What words can you come up with?
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James Gadgewin - Sat, 01 Aug 2015 12:36:39 EST ID:nuyfZeIg No.12254 Ignore Report Quick Reply
David Bummerkure - Mon, 03 Aug 2015 11:02:00 EST ID:iedBLcjg No.12261 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Chuj - Tue, 04 Aug 2015 17:10:02 EST ID:o7JJ3EeW No.12264 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Ul. Beehive in polish
Jarvis Sunkinsat - Tue, 04 Aug 2015 19:54:41 EST ID:LAGTMvmi No.12265 Ignore Report Quick Reply
James Clayway - Fri, 07 Aug 2015 12:34:09 EST ID:uyEVv9RZ No.12284 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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How to pronounce: Ö & Ä? by James Cungerpore - Sat, 18 Jul 2015 02:41:31 EST ID:RYQ9LXTa No.12233 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Ever wondered how to pronounce those scandinavian letters Ä and Ö? Well here's how: BIRDMAN is essentially BÖÖRDMÄÄN. Hope that helps!
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CrazyFolksTribe !loJSOMZg0g - Tue, 04 Aug 2015 00:54:35 EST ID:292Qc8+2 No.12263 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Thanks for this; I knew there was a more accurate explanation of ё but I didn't bother to really learn it until now.
Jarvis Sunkinsat - Tue, 04 Aug 2015 19:56:24 EST ID:LAGTMvmi No.12266 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'm danish born and I live in Sweden, even I cannot explain ö,ä, ø and æ
Archie Sinkinbitch - Tue, 04 Aug 2015 23:15:45 EST ID:W2NXF8Cu No.12267 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Archie Greenbury - Wed, 05 Aug 2015 01:18:59 EST ID:/hq3aXTW No.12268 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>scandinavian letters
nigga what.
my language even has Ő. Also Ű. And Í. And Ó.
I'm not even scandinavian.
Get on my level.
James Clayway - Fri, 07 Aug 2015 12:32:52 EST ID:uyEVv9RZ No.12282 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Dead languages by Edwin Gindleshit - Mon, 22 Jun 2015 19:24:31 EST ID:uDveC9em No.12186 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What is the best way to learn relatively obscure dead languages? I'm interested in learning either Coptic or Koine Greek (or both?) for religious study, though I'm largely lacking in resources. I've found some Coptic PDFs around the internet and a scan of Introduction to Sahidic Coptic, but that doesn't seem like enough to successfully learn how to read Gnostic scriptures. And I don't have any resources at all for Koine. Does anyone here know anything about these?

I'm also interested in Mesopotamian stuff, but Akkadian and Sumerian seem like they'd be more difficult to learn.
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Shitting Sammlechudge - Wed, 24 Jun 2015 13:37:35 EST ID:uDveC9em No.12196 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Do you know any books that I can steal or pirate?

Well it's good if it isn't obscure. I didn't know I'm supposed to learn Attic first, though. I really don't know anything about Greek, I just want to read the New Testament in its original language.
Nobody - Sat, 27 Jun 2015 09:35:58 EST ID:60ieSg2M No.12201 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I dont know how intent you are, but I start here for Koine: http://biblehub.com/interlinear/matthew/1-1.htm
Cornelius Pogglestone - Sat, 11 Jul 2015 01:37:45 EST ID:9SkHanPW No.12218 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Attic is pretty awesome, but koine is what you want. Attic is overly difficult with its combination of extensive conjugation and "tone" combinations and it is really more useful for classics.
Ebenezer Fommerfield - Thu, 06 Aug 2015 00:18:34 EST ID:aAB26HBT No.12269 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Hey anon, I'm a classics minor at my university, and in my opinion, you should learn attic. It's more difficult than Koine for sure, but when you learn it, Koine will be pretty easy to get used to and read. It's sort of similar to learning Classical Latin like Cicero and Vergil wrote in and then going on to read Vulgar latin like the Vulgate is written in. It just makes it easier, and you get a larger selection of classic works to enjoy.
James Clayway - Fri, 07 Aug 2015 12:32:27 EST ID:uyEVv9RZ No.12281 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Spanish by Joseph Stalin - Wed, 08 Apr 2015 19:21:57 EST ID:x4iOujrH No.12057 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What the best and easiest way to learn Spanish?
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Lillian Mamblehock - Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:44:37 EST ID:oUsHICCI No.12209 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Shut up nerd.
Phyllis Nannerbuck - Mon, 13 Jul 2015 22:41:17 EST ID:TEw5sPgq No.12221 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Are there any good spanish podcasts? What about chans?

Good post.
Phyllis Nannerbuck - Mon, 13 Jul 2015 22:50:59 EST ID:TEw5sPgq No.12222 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>What about chans?
Nevermind about this. I'm sure they're as bad as english non-420 chans.

What are some good websites though?
Hugh Shittingwater - Wed, 15 Jul 2015 20:53:32 EST ID:cl5Y4l4K No.12231 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Rioplatense Spanish sounds hot and the girls will love it.
Thomas Heddlelock - Sun, 02 Aug 2015 21:50:32 EST ID:1ETDvaV/ No.12260 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I use Coffee Break Spanish, but it's more Castillian Spanish. They do a somewhat decent job of explaining pronunciation differences between Castillian and "Latin American" Spanish and it's certainly better than nothing. Personally, I got more out of just downloading Pimsleur.

Mandarin music? by hodeedo - Wed, 18 Jul 2012 18:30:15 EST ID:QpPIe/nL No.7196 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I require music in Chinese. MANDARIN please for the love of God. I find most Canto music is better, but Canto is not what I'm learning :/ Preferably not pop music, its all I ever seem to be able to find.

Is there anything more new-wavey, like Neon Indian, or alternative? Lo-fi beach pop like The Raveonettes or Best Coast, rap, whatever, just.. nothing that's going to remind me of N*SYNC plz.

Is this kind of like asking for good movies from China? Not happening?
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Hamilton Blackdale - Sat, 14 Sep 2013 21:50:11 EST ID:phQru49s No.9956 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Thomas Devingbat - Sun, 15 Sep 2013 14:41:49 EST ID:tkRpLECS No.9961 Ignore Report Quick Reply
8 bit chinese Reggae from a girl called ChaCha. I'm amazed how well Chinese flows, I'm surprised it isn't bigger to be honest.
That Dai Baojing tune you posted is awesome, defo gonna be checking more of her out.
Nicholas Perryspear - Mon, 16 Sep 2013 23:49:42 EST ID:phQru49s No.9968 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Jenny Candercherk - Thu, 24 Oct 2013 18:42:57 EST ID:MvImOqs8 No.10104 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Is there much Chinese ska? There seems to be a bit of a punk scene in Beijing.
Jenny Begglewill - Sat, 01 Aug 2015 17:50:32 EST ID:r4VERpM1 No.12255 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I was trying to remember this shit and googled "420chan chinese hip hop" on the off chance that this thread still existed.
And it does!
For that, BUMP

writing a short story in a foreign language by Hugh Begglenat - Sun, 19 Jul 2015 07:31:08 EST ID:PGQjFfMj No.12240 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hello, group.
In the last three years, i began to write profusely in English, my natural language being french.
However, i know that i have not reached t complete fluency in writing yet,
Could you read an excerpt of the following story and make judgement on my english skills ? I have been told that i am not better than google translate and this seems a bit excessive... But on the other hand, i know i am not perfect.

Let you be the judge.

George Nicklebanks - Mon, 20 Jul 2015 06:52:26 EST ID:s7tRuAtf No.12242 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Your writing has the choppy quality that I would expect from someone who is still learning English, but it is readable, understandable, and there were even some descriptions that I found pleasant to read. I only scanned your story for about 30 seconds, so keep that in mind.

Actually, some of science fiction parts went over my head, and I could not even tell if you were using the words appropriately or not. So in some ways, you may be better at English than I am. That is an interesting thing about learning a second language, you have a whole fluent history in another tongue that gives you an advantage, but as a whole your language skills are uneven.

I would say that you are well on your way toward becoming fluent and you are doing a terrific job. GOLD STAR. Who is a good boy? Yes, you are. Yes.
Beatrice Fasslefield - Mon, 20 Jul 2015 10:03:10 EST ID:TEw5sPgq No.12243 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The actual english is OK, but you've got some weird line breaks in there, and need more paragraphs/whitespace. The formatting makes it very hard to read, not the english.

Also, you might want to cut back a little on the exposition. Instead of talking about 'stratum 0', try to just imply these different levels of class. Too many sci-fi authors want to label every little detail of their world. This isn't necessary. *Show*, don't *tell*. I get that it's like it's hard-coded in the society's technology, but unecesasry terminology is really cliche in sci-fi. I would also think of alternative words for 'disinterfacement'. It's just a clunky, ugly word.

As far as grammar, there's a few quirks. Like these:

>Rough was wintertime when you started to need flash-lights in order to roam this soulless urban space,
> But they had not the power of disinterfacement,

These sentences are constructed in a pretentious way, that sounds silly and out of place. You went from terse Kurt Vonnegut prose to 18th century romance novel prose.

Fix the formatting first, because walls of text with weird line breaks are no good to read. You want paragraphs.

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