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Gàidhlig by scumfuc - Thu, 25 Jan 2018 22:59:55 EST ID:tkutlT9X No.12890 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Scottish Gaelic, that's my next big language to learn. I'm well aware of how fucky learning Goidelic languages gets, though so I am not sure where to start course wise.

Does anyone here have experience with the language? What resources did you use?
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Edwin Dallerwene - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 16:23:11 EST ID:9/nxr7bw No.12892 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Are you in the UK?
You might be able to tune in the Gaelic radio and TV. I used to watch a music programme called Alleluia.

There used to be a forum over on savegaelic.org. I haven't been in years but it seems to have been taken down. Might have some resources for you though.

> I'm well aware of how fucky learning Goidelic languages gets,
What did you mean by fucky?
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Edwin Dallerwene - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 16:24:33 EST ID:9/nxr7bw No.12893 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12892
Oh and obviously look for music you like in this language. There's loadsa folky stuff if that's what you're interested in. I liked Runrig when I was a lad.
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scumfuc - Tue, 30 Jan 2018 17:27:49 EST ID:tkutlT9X No.12894 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12892
I'm out in Murka. I'll see if there's any web-based versions of that kind of programming. A lot of stations over here do that.

savegaelic.org looks like it has a lot of stuff that I'll be able to use. Thanks for the recommendations, this will be a huge help to me. I was going off of Wikipedia before this, oddly enough it wasn't working out lol.

By fucky I meant weird and uncertain. A lot of the things I've looked into were crazy expensive, of dubious nature, or just plain innaccurate. Like the Irish Gaelic duolingo course, kinda muddles in some Scottish and Manx but the grammar structure isn't right and the cases are a mess. And there's so many different courses on youtube, of varying levels of completeness. It throws doubt over the whole thing.
>>12893
>Runrig
Nice. Yeah I love Oi Polloi and Scatha. Scatha's Grindcore, so it's more fun than useful lol. Atomgevitter is ok, too. Proof that Punks can be lazy in any language I guess.


Gàidhlig by scumfuc - Thu, 25 Jan 2018 22:59:55 EST ID:tkutlT9X No.12891 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Scottish Gaelic, that's my next big language to learn. I'm well aware of how fucky learning Goidelic languages gets, though so I am not sure where to start course wise.

Does anyone here have experience with the language? What resources did you use?


Japanese Books by Henry Cuddlemig - Fri, 28 Jul 2017 05:05:34 EST ID:a/wB2zDw No.12843 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Anime and Manga are useful for study because they're for children, but they're also fucking boring, I get most of my time with the language from music or talking to guys on the internet about arcade games. I'd love to try my hand at reading some actual good literature in the language, but aside from Haruki Murakami and that nazi who stabbed the guy who even knows any Japanese authors.

Anybody got anything to reccomend? I could post this on /lit/ but whatever.

I'll see y'all in 3 months when I remember to check this board
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James Nicklewill - Fri, 04 Aug 2017 20:31:25 EST ID:EhLZacL4 No.12845 Ignore Report Quick Reply
http://www.aozora.gr.jp/
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Rebecca Broblingpag - Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:48:36 EST ID:/oXqVk34 No.12887 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12843
I've only read translations, but I really like Natsume Soseki. Both I am a cat and Kokoro are really neat, started on Botchan a while back too and it seems good as well.

Also, No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai is great.


.............. by Nigel Cracklehug - Fri, 11 Aug 2017 21:59:07 EST ID:h2SYV0kE No.12855 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Do we need so many different punctuation marks. Could we not use one punctuation mark. and the context would tell us what it.s supposed to indicate.
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Sidney Sedgehuck - Sun, 27 Aug 2017 07:47:44 EST ID:SSq0MRKX No.12862 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12861
Shut up weeb.
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Edward Sinderwell - Sun, 27 Aug 2017 17:19:13 EST ID:EhLZacL4 No.12863 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>12862
Thank you for your constructive addition to the thread. Have a nice day; I'm sure you need it.
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Phyllis Goodman - Thu, 30 Nov 2017 08:49:58 EST ID:HovCkeSa No.12883 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12858
"Ancient language" was the exclusive privilege of the scribes and the ruling classes, who for the most part never had to pose thoughts to each other any more sophisticated than, "O Father, do let me properly deflower this one before you start in with the saw"
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Cyril Buzzshaw - Mon, 25 Dec 2017 12:35:18 EST ID:sxsQ+Z+m No.12885 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>12863
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20th Century and new screens - Wed, 03 Jan 2018 07:30:59 EST ID:+jqQNLjw No.12886 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Dancing language and body exercise:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGq-2gY81os


Learning hindi by Clara Crengertot - Sun, 05 Feb 2017 20:02:52 EST ID:AjDaCfIo No.12739 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Anyone here have any suggestions for learning hindi? Best methods, resources, etc. There seems to be less out there for learning hindi than other languages, but it doesn't seem all that much harder than any other indo-european language.
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Fucking Lightwater - Tue, 07 Feb 2017 11:21:48 EST ID:RuuXFgpg No.12740 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12739
http://www.memrise.com/courses/english/hindi/
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Emma Herringstog - Mon, 18 Dec 2017 11:55:25 EST ID:T6RKVOrd No.12884 Ignore Report Quick Reply
came here for this, was not disappoint.

To piggyback: My brown friends say something that sounds like "I'm a retarded, racist piece of shit" very often... kinda like NI GAH and I'm curious to find out what that means.


Symbol identfication by Barnaby Buzzway - Tue, 09 May 2017 17:36:33 EST ID:HujR2Eru No.12812 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Do you think this is japanese? Does anyone recognize these symbols?
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Jenny Fandleket - Fri, 30 Jun 2017 01:18:28 EST ID:uVEePzIo No.12831 Ignore Report Quick Reply
top is indeed woman. bottom is meaningless scribbles curved sideways and shit
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Albert Turveyforth - Sun, 09 Jul 2017 13:39:44 EST ID:bzPhCF/J No.12837 Ignore Report Quick Reply
unless you are a criminal or at least look like one, tattoos look really dumb on 99% of people
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Matilda Dupperwin - Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:07:47 EST ID:3UeT/0lX No.12840 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12837
did this comment make chester bennington commit suicide? discuss.
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Fucking Mecklestone - Thu, 03 Aug 2017 05:35:52 EST ID:CFUOu1ho No.12844 Ignore Report Quick Reply
First character looks like 女 or 丈 depending on what the orientation is, the second character looks like an early seal-script type of character
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Augustus Gezzleridge - Mon, 27 Nov 2017 15:20:27 EST ID:P8UR2GB2 No.12882 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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almost certainly gibberish asian font as in this chart
http://hanzismatter.blogspot.com/2006/08/gibberish-asian-font-mystery-solved.html

so i guess AY? even then i'm not even sure


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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George Ganderville - Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:55:50 EST ID:TGoX+c6s No.12872 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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live in florida, para decirte la verda viviendo en la florida es como un pai latino, si esta en el sur. Y tabien tiene la lujo de poder albar ingles in whatever place you go because really, the whole place is bilingual. Puede encontrarte con gente y teindas que namas ablan espanol esta en barrios negros.
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George Ganderville - Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:55:51 EST ID:TGoX+c6s No.12873 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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live in florida, para decirte la verda viviendo en la florida es como un pai latino, si esta en el sur. Y tabien tiene la lujo de poder albar ingles in whatever place you go because really, the whole place is bilingual. Puede encontrarte con gente y teindas que namas ablan espanol esta en barrios negros.
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Phyllis Dongerbedge - Sat, 30 Sep 2017 06:52:14 EST ID:ruTcYiAO No.12875 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12873
what the fuck was that. I'd rather not speak Spanish than speak it that badly
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Reuben Baggleneg - Thu, 12 Oct 2017 06:09:18 EST ID:Y/6xwwJi No.12876 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12875
that's what happens when spanish is taught in schools one way, and spoken in the world another way. remember that florida, and many other parts of the united states were part of the spanish empire at one time, so in places where its still spoken we have some strange dialects.
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Nigel Snodstone - Thu, 02 Nov 2017 20:14:53 EST ID:bzWY9Esr No.12880 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12875

yeah lol thats some miami spanish


Chinese needs translation by Arya - Thu, 14 Sep 2017 03:04:39 EST ID:ePAE+VjR No.12869 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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https://www.dropbox.com/s/tydf6a9ph0jx9ax/image2.JPG?dl=0
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Matilda Pagglefurk - Sat, 23 Sep 2017 11:24:24 EST ID:ruTcYiAO No.12871 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12869

https://www.proz.com/chinese-to-english-translators


Are there still jobs for translators and interpreters? by Nicholas Dorrydat - Sun, 06 Aug 2017 09:33:59 EST ID:3UeT/0lX No.12846 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I did an introductory translation course but I never followed it up because it became very clear that I'd spend the next 10 years of my life competing with people happy to be paid 1 euro an hour on oDesk, and after that probably just be replaced with computers.

Am I wrong? It is very much the area where my skills lie, I'm good at studying languages and I really enjoy it, but I think there is no point in getting the DipTrans or a masters in translation because there is no future in translation.

Interpreting will last longer, surely? What about that? What language pairs are most in demand I wonder...
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Beatrice Snodridge - Tue, 08 Aug 2017 16:41:45 EST ID:FFL47ufi No.12849 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You are absolutely wrong about translators jobs being replaced by computers. People trust humans over computers any day of the week.

Interpreting sure. Pays really well if you know an EU language. And certainly in the UK if you can interpret for sign language you've got job security for life.
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Samuel Deffingshaw - Thu, 31 Aug 2017 12:10:52 EST ID:IWuTMAIO No.12864 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12849
I don't think I am wrong, when I started learning Spanish just 6 years ago the going rate for a translation was 26 cents a word, and google translator was unheard of. Now the going rate for a human is 2-5cents a word, outsourcing and google translator seem to have destroyed this industry.

I live in Ireland, there are no free resources for learning ISL, classes are expensive, a degree in it takes years and has 90% drop out rate, and it isn't an official language so there aren't that many jobs in it.

I would like to be an interpreter, yes indeed.
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George Duddlelock - Sat, 09 Sep 2017 10:08:04 EST ID:1ps++g6d No.12867 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12864
>interpreter in Ireland
Who would even want to go to Ireland in the first place? Move to another country, learn the language and there's your translator job.


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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Cyril Pecklefuck - Mon, 29 May 2017 16:02:33 EST ID:5OQHSoWk No.12817 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12269
By that logic I should be focusing on Quranic Arabic instead of Egyptian.
Almost everyone who actually interacts with the Arab world said that Egyptian was the better starting choice
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Charlie of the Chans !!kWjRhGF5 - Mon, 05 Jun 2017 04:35:22 EST ID:bqvF7HID No.12818 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Look for what ever you need here:

http://gen.lib.rus.ec/
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Charlie of the Chans !!kWjRhGF5 - Sun, 11 Jun 2017 15:28:07 EST ID:bqvF7HID No.12820 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I would imagine that turnover on this board is slow. However, I posted two separate .zips of Coptica at my current cloud service. I don't think that I'm allowed to post direct links, so please follow the Paste Bin link, here:

https://pastebin.com/NLtZEQqh
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Charlie of the Chans !!kWjRhGF5 - Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:16:13 EST ID:bqvF7HID No.12841 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>12820
These links are still active.
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Edwin Weddlemin - Sat, 12 Aug 2017 12:55:27 EST ID:3U+IF4Ig No.12859 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12186
Hey OP, I'm a grad student in the Classics. I am pretty good at Attic and Latin, and I've got some good news: free resources for learning both abound. I know you said you are more interested in learning Koine, but I think the real reason to start with Attic is simply that the learning tools are more accessible and available. You can absolutely learn outside of school, so long as you have discipline! All it'll take is about 30 minutes - 1 hour a day, every day for a year or so and you'll be reading in no time.

Pick any starting Attic textbook (I used Hanson & Quinn as a beginner; there are however literally hundreds of great places to start) and after that just download pdfs of "intermediate readers" like Geoffery Steadman's (google him -- his stuff is all free) until you feel comfortable reading!

Good luck!


Super Advanced Spanish by Lydia Braffingderk - Thu, 19 May 2016 09:55:02 EST ID:CDym3DV1 No.12589 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I want to do the Dele C1 or C2 exam and I need resources, I'm willing to spend a bit of money but not buy all of the few courses an books out there. So what do you recommend? what are the best resources?

Chulo-points if they are free

pic unrelated

inb4:
at your level you just need to read any native speaker test and you will somehow magically achieve perfection without hard work
NO
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Isabella Creblingmotch - Sun, 11 Jun 2017 23:36:18 EST ID:UIj3hqg/ No.12821 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12814
depends who you speak with. I learned spanish from a teacher who was adamant about learning proper spanish and not the "street" or americanized version
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Jenny Fandleket - Fri, 30 Jun 2017 01:22:22 EST ID:uVEePzIo No.12833 Ignore Report Quick Reply
why not just read advanced level novels?
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Ebenezer Fubbershit - Sat, 01 Jul 2017 15:14:33 EST ID:NaoJUq90 No.12834 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>12833
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Lydia Bardhall - Thu, 10 Aug 2017 20:45:25 EST ID:PMClDcwJ No.12854 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12589
I think you learn a language by using it, so why don't you start transcribing one or two words of a Spanish novel every day, read out loud as you write. Other than that I don't know, build vocabulary with flashcards or reading the news.
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Samuel Deffingshaw - Thu, 31 Aug 2017 12:13:24 EST ID:IWuTMAIO No.12865 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You have no idea how incredibly easy reading a novel or watching the news is compared to doing a standardised test.


Mandarin self-learning by Albert Turveystock - Tue, 02 Aug 2016 07:08:37 EST ID:VsaRwmTc No.12618 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I need some kind of tone-learning program for Mandarin that I could turn on and practice daily. No money here, so it has to be free or piratable. ;_;

In exchange I recommend Mitchel Thomas method for basic Chinese. Way better learning curve, than most other stuff.
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Polly Fuddleshaw - Mon, 17 Oct 2016 22:17:19 EST ID:W3n1K4f3 No.12684 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12618
ChineseSkill is a pretty nice app because it has a huge vocabulary, teaches tones, strokes, sentence structure, accurate audio, it is free, and lets you skip sections if you're already learning by taking quizzes.

If you have a teacher and want to get better at pronunciation start with the pinyin alphabet. Then basic introductions, numbers, colors, directions.

A pretty childish drinking game they like to play is to pick a subject then go around a circle and name an object in that category (eg name a fruit), if you repeat an object or you're wrong you drink.

If you're into pop culture they have a ton of talk shows and tv celebrities, musicians, reality TV is somewhat sane.
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Phineas Blackleman - Sat, 22 Oct 2016 20:32:46 EST ID:IAKVe98s No.12685 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Hey OP you should check out memrise.com, it's completely free, and you can get the app free too. Just sign up for mandaring and it will drill words based on the level you are at. It works pretty well, it will sense what words you are having trouble with and then will drill them more. They have HSK 1 to 6, I highly recommend it.

加油啊!
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Phineas Blackleman - Sat, 22 Oct 2016 21:08:41 EST ID:IAKVe98s No.12686 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12634
Any chance you were there for that huge explosion?

I saw it in the distance from my flat and for real I thought that war had broke out.

Scary shit anon
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Anita Flowershitter - Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:02:08 EST ID:ux7B0QWz No.12735 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12618
just bundle together an anki deck and download a mass of audio files for a bunch of words and you're set, god lazy people.
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Fuck Chozzlelod - Thu, 10 Aug 2017 18:38:42 EST ID:+F2vCjEb No.12852 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Look up Glossika. They have courses in Mandarin, Cantonese, Hakka, Wenzhounese and aiwanese Hokkien.

It's a lot of audio, reading and writing. Even if you're lazy you can absorb a lot of audio files


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