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learning Spanish by Jarvis Divingchig - Tue, 24 Jun 2014 09:07:51 EST ID:PZ6JLEYk No.11489 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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HEY I would really like to learn Spanish. Can you guys provide some links or hints that have proven to work?
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Basil Nettingstone - Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:37:51 EST ID:qizTVHik No.11509 Ignore Report Quick Reply

It doesn't bother me, I know where you're coming from though. If I didn't actively enjoy learning it or utilize my brain, it'd probably just benefit me more for conversational and getting by. I like that it'll build on what you've already learned and present it in ways that encourages you to make the connection before it tells you. I just think it'll benefit you based on how interested you are in understanding.

Do you have any good resources? There's still so much left on Duolingo so I'm going to finish that, and I've also started French there, but I'm gonna mostly stick to Spanish at the moment.
Basil Nettingstone - Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:24:33 EST ID:qizTVHik No.11510 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Right and now I'm just doing French, ha. Well it's addictive because it's pretty similar to Spanish(and English, though yeah lots of French derived words in English) so it's nice to pick it up quickly. I'm finding the pronunciation a lot more subtle though, it's hard to hear the difference between mange and manges.
Fucking Gonnerton - Tue, 01 Jul 2014 06:49:47 EST ID:HJKlShZi No.11514 Ignore Report Quick Reply
New facebook group for people who've gotten to an advanced level of Spanish
Cedric Duvingtin - Thu, 17 Jul 2014 06:52:22 EST ID:GIEpzceV No.11542 Ignore Report Quick Reply nice slow spanish audio stories for $25

Also I'm using this technique:

Starting a new language right from speaking complex sentences feels great.
Cedric Duvingtin - Thu, 17 Jul 2014 07:31:39 EST ID:GIEpzceV No.11543 Ignore Report Quick Reply nice slow spanish audio stories for $25

Also I'm using this technique:

Starting a new language right from speaking complex sentences feels great.

smoke weed everyday in other languages by Fucking Favingpodge - Thu, 28 Mar 2013 20:34:17 EST ID:ORtpm4VC No.9025 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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(mainichi marifana o suu~)
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Fuck Doshtat - Fri, 27 Jun 2014 07:39:22 EST ID:qvkbHYJf No.11497 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Fajči trávu každý deň!
Graham Fangerkark - Sun, 29 Jun 2014 03:51:16 EST ID:NE/B0+BQ No.11500 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Jeden Tag Grass Rauchen!!!- German
Basil Cuffingnork - Sun, 29 Jun 2014 22:17:52 EST ID:LvYH0MTf No.11506 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>Grass rauchen
Oliver Brusslelire - Fri, 11 Jul 2014 01:20:58 EST ID:M/GE+wRG No.11535 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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دخن حشيش كل يوم


حشْشُ كل يوم
Lydia Docklefoot - Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:58:45 EST ID:B4Pfe3Ff No.11541 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Je vous encourage à consommer du cannabis journalièrement.

ONE /LANG/ FOR ONE /WORLD/ by IT'S ALRIGHT (Team Johnny_Westernlake to the end ;-;) !K1y.sEgsM2 - Tue, 31 Jul 2012 14:46:55 EST ID:ec3of1ct No.7299 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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If everyone suddenly decided to have only one language universally spoken, what would it be?

Hard mode: Not your own language.
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Hannah Goshbury - Sun, 25 May 2014 03:16:42 EST ID:7t5vBXSp No.11416 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That's cute.
Hannah Goshbury - Sun, 25 May 2014 03:42:47 EST ID:7t5vBXSp No.11417 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Hard mode
Literally any Indigenous language.
This is the optimist in me speaking but yeah.
TBH most of the social and environmental problems prevalent in 'developed' nations could be really improved with the way of thinking that comes with almost any Indigenous language.
But one language for the whole world is one of the scariest fates for humanity I could think of.
Language is inseparable from culture. If there was only one language, one culture, one way of knowing, one way of thinking we'd be fucked.
Jarvis Sengerhine - Wed, 09 Jul 2014 03:07:17 EST ID:OmXNkN+6 No.11527 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I second this anon
Ernest Mublingson - Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:34:34 EST ID:3xDq++i+ No.11529 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Polish. Hearing Polish girls speak can bring my ears to orgasm.
Charles Shakeford - Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:28:55 EST ID:5HKrwZq0 No.11532 Ignore Report Quick Reply
anything that has a click during a sentence . like one of those african languages.

German by Priscilla Niggercocke - Wed, 25 Jun 2014 15:07:31 EST ID:I27rhYpp No.11491 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Whats the best way to learn german? I know pimsleur is good, any textbook I should use with that or anything?
Priscilla Finderhid - Sun, 29 Jun 2014 10:57:24 EST ID:1Yl4+1Ai No.11502 Ignore Report Quick Reply
move to germany
Frederick Clisslesag - Sun, 29 Jun 2014 13:49:06 EST ID:slZc18Ic No.11503 Ignore Report Quick Reply
bump, I'm interested too
Basil Cuffingnork - Sun, 29 Jun 2014 22:14:47 EST ID:LvYH0MTf No.11505 Ignore Report Quick Reply
watch german movies with english subs,listen to german music.
Phoebe Honeyshit - Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:02:50 EST ID:8oImHEQx No.11511 Ignore Report Quick Reply
My friend was born in Germany and his German is impeccable. Maybe try that.
Barnaby Crarrychit - Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:46:57 EST ID:LvYH0MTf No.11530 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>Ich lerne Duetch auf meine Computer, Ich empfehle und empfehle sprecke mit mir in diesem Thread :-)
The sentence(s) should be
>Ich lerne Deutsch auf meinem Computer.
I see the english sentence but the rest doesn't make much sense. (at least the second part)
>und ich empfehle das ihr mit mir schreibt.
I think that would've been enough to get the point across. Maybe don't repeat the same word in that part,too (but that might be just a pet peeve of mine)

Blah is the langauge of...... by Martha Gossleville - Tue, 12 Mar 2013 08:46:24 EST ID:4+ObrLLz No.8949 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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As languages are sometimes associcated with nouns, Like french is the language of love, (well that is the only one i know) or italien is the language of music, german of philosophy!
Then wat are languages (in particular Farsi, if ye know) or any langauge at all?
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John Birryback - Thu, 04 Apr 2013 09:16:20 EST ID:Q5fmvMjR No.9046 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I think all languages are like that.

Except maybe Hindi, which sounds extremely emotional (angry) 9/10 times I've ever heard it.

Hindi is an angry German, but much angrier.

Maybe this is just my perception.
Samuel Chubblewatch - Thu, 03 Jul 2014 13:44:04 EST ID:ECFjdEYL No.11517 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Got here because of random thread.
English = language of the world
Russian = language of coldblooded motherfuckingness
Swahili = language of Timon & Pumbaa
Faggy Trothall - Thu, 03 Jul 2014 21:14:30 EST ID:NqJL1ymG No.11518 Ignore Report Quick Reply
How can Polish be a drunkard's language when it's regularly one of the hardest to pronounce? rz ą wył letters

Actually same with Irish now that I think about it. Puirt a Beul spelled Polishy would be kinda like (I can't polish) Pyrztj a Piał or Pieł depending on accent.

They say German's angry but I've always heard it as kinda beautiful and kinda dorky. It's the ö and the ü against the ending words with vowels I guess. Also it almost always sounds like poetic english to me so there's that.

Spanish to me is the language of hard work. Hmong is the language of talking shit and drugs. Armenian is Spiritual but in an old timey grunty way.

Russian sounds always confused but in control, like someone pretending to be cutesy. Or bumpkinny.

Hindi isn't angry as much as it's judgementally disapproving. Same with Punjabi and Romani. And chinese, because of the pirate sounds (retroflex consonants)

Arabic sounds old. But maybe that's because my Grandma over uses ae sounds. Also it's legit a Language of Thing, in which case it's the language of the D´ad, which in Mohammad's time was pronounced by pulling the sides of your tongue in like an l, holding the tip behind your teeth, blowing in that shape like an f or h sound, but buzzing it like v or z sound, and like swallowing almost all at the same time.

Chinese when it's not singing pirates is the language of sleepy kids who act like stereotypes because no one allows them not to.
HakktV2 - Sat, 05 Jul 2014 21:22:44 EST ID:q5wzgHyy No.11519 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Lol yes @Russian (that feel when your ex girlfriend is a cold blooded motherfucking chick)
Basil Ginkinham - Sun, 06 Jul 2014 14:51:00 EST ID:lRWJgASq No.11520 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Lithuanian is the language of elves
Hungarian is the language of orcs
Portuguese is a sinister language

cum by Nigger Brinnerhall - Tue, 01 Jul 2014 01:10:30 EST ID:bajoLiRG No.11512 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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is there a name for the "a" to "er" sound for words that end with an a? for example, idea becomes ideer, noriega becomes norieger, alaska becomes alasker. i've noticed it more in australian and british accents.
Fucking Gonnerton - Tue, 01 Jul 2014 06:45:09 EST ID:HJKlShZi No.11513 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The problem with your question is because we don't know where you are from we don't know if you are talking about the schwa sound /ə/ when you say "er" or if you are talking about /r/
I'm sure there's a name for it. Both for that specific shift and a more general word for when words that originally were pronounced the same start changing. Don't know the words though.
Cyril Trotfuck - Tue, 01 Jul 2014 08:00:40 EST ID:NqJL1ymG No.11515 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The process of turning the "a" to "er" is called the intrusive r, and it's a form of hypercorrection.

English accents are split between rhotic and non-rhotic, this happening I think in the late 1700s to the early 1800s. Non rhotic accents, pronouncing *all* er sounds as a spread whereever the English were dominant and populous barring areas with large Celtic populations; so most British territories of the time and later, as well as Boston, and barring places like the US, the Gaeltacht, or Canada. But as speakers where the er sound is always a came into contact with rhotic speakers on a frequent basis - e.g. the British dealing with multiple accents, Austrailians getting American tv shows imported, Bostonians with anyone else in America - they added it back in, but because the brain has them stored as allophones (since they merged) it applies to a sounds that weren't er sounds before. Wiki will probably tell you better.

Generally the sounds you're talking about are the open back vowel, which in the IPA looks like the open a in handwriting (as opposed to the a with the hook on the top), or the mid central vowel (looking like an upside down e) alternating with the mid central rhoticised vowel or the front open-mid rhoticized vowel ( appear each as the upside down e or a small, capital cursive e (or backwards round 3) with tiny hooks coming off the sides looking like the not stick part of a lowercase r, respectively).

I can't keyboard right now because arch keeps destroying my custom keyboard layouts when I update and I'm too tired and salty to not be lazy.
Ernest Grimstock - Wed, 02 Jul 2014 14:25:01 EST ID:qizTVHik No.11516 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I found this interesting, but just wanted to say I anticipated a smiley face in your post but I guess I just saw the '3)' in the corner of my eye.

Learning Norwegian by Frederick Clisslesag - Sun, 29 Jun 2014 13:53:18 EST ID:slZc18Ic No.11504 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What are some good resources/textbooks for learning Norwegian? I know the basics, and would like to learn more about the grammar, as well as some basic vocabulary.

independend language-learning methods thread by camwhore - Sun, 15 Jun 2014 22:28:33 EST ID:Q1OHbBLY No.11473 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I'm a Brazilian who taught himself how to speak Finnish in a little under 3 years. I'm not fluent, but I am fluent enough to communicate and be understood. I made this thread on 4ch0ng's /int/ (aka /b/ with flags), but no one got interested.

I'd like to make this thread for those who are learning a language by themselves and maybe need a little help. Ask whatever you want and I'll see if I can help.

For those who are specifically interested in Finnish, I'll leave here some of the material and method I used to learn Finnish. However, I make it clear already that what fueled my motivation was an obsession I had with the language. Something almost autistic. So don't ask me where I get my motivation from because I can't help with that.


Handy consultation grammar book:

More grammar:
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Fanny Tootstone - Mon, 16 Jun 2014 04:44:07 EST ID:PEXXoxBv No.11474 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yeah, well, thing is, motivation is the single most important factor in language learning. Finding actual means and methods is the easiest part, no matter how hard the language is — well, provided that it's not a totally obscure/ancient/dying language.

And in order to maintain motivation one must always seek out interesting content to work with, and not limit onself to textbooks (that almost always have very boring content).
Now, has a lot of flaws, but I definitely like its core concept that consists in merely assisting you in text absorption, by providing you with quick vocabulary/flashcards and word highlighting tool. Another great way to use this website is to get the LingQ Firefox extension — that way you can, say, open an interesting wikipedia article and then export it to LingQ, while staying on the original page. Only works if you have the paid account, otherwise your vocabulary size will be severely limited, which pretty much makes the entire service useless. It's $10 per month.
Martha Niggerdock - Tue, 17 Jun 2014 19:18:54 EST ID:6Y0p17FR No.11480 Ignore Report Quick Reply
What resources do you guys use? I'd like to learn Thai for various reasons. I'm a native English speaker and don't know any other languages. I've taken Spanish and French classes but I didn't do so hot.
Charlotte Budgespear - Sat, 21 Jun 2014 06:46:32 EST ID:bairN3wR No.11488 Ignore Report Quick Reply
i'm trying to learn german thru

Local insults by Turanj - Mon, 28 Apr 2014 16:00:11 EST ID:YfZha+8z No.11307 Report Reply Quick Reply
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I was having a moment of thought on the fact that 'sucks' literally means to suck a dick, so every time in daytime TV someone says 'this thing sucks a big fat veiny dick' but people don't reocognise it as that, just as a general negative descriptive term.

So what are some good ones in your local vicinity? A pretty all-engrossing one from the UK that you yankfags may not be familiar with is 'gimp' for someone with bad taste or poor social skills - you're a gimp mate. Probably tantamount to calling someone a bitch, although less to do with them being a pussy.

Another local par via articulate is 'whopper', which I'm not actually sure the origins are, but its a good one to say.
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Henry Dublinghall - Tue, 17 Jun 2014 23:50:01 EST ID:9jo5s9tb No.11482 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11476 Oh, cool, so it's more widespread than I thought.
>"am budalası", lit. fool for a pussy.
The Serbian language has tons and tons of Turkish words (due to being part of the Ottoman Empire for a long time), "budala" meaning "fool" is one of them, and it's used often

Also, best things about Ottoman/Turkish culture - the sweets, OH MY GOD, the sweets! Baklava, Kadaif, Halva, Tufahije... *drooooool*
Doris Drungerpan - Wed, 18 Jun 2014 16:49:52 EST ID:fBDXFwb5 No.11483 Ignore Report Quick Reply
i hate baklava, too sweet for my taste. kadayıf and some kinds of halva are good though. but i don't know tufahije, guess that one is bosnian or sth.
Lillian Crittingcocke - Thu, 19 Jun 2014 00:21:42 EST ID:9jo5s9tb No.11484 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11483 tufahije were also brought to Balkans during the Ottomans rule, they're originally Persian

how about turkish delights then? rose-flavored, with walnuts, alongside a turkish coffee. that's what I call pure bliss.
Jarvis Nellybut - Thu, 19 Jun 2014 04:09:20 EST ID:wHsZdJTm No.11485 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Most Scottish insults make reference to the genitalia or body parts, with the basic building blocks being 'fanny' or 'fud' (vagina), 'baws' (testicles) and 'arse':

Heid the baw (reference to football)
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Charlotte Budgespear - Sat, 21 Jun 2014 06:43:38 EST ID:bairN3wR No.11487 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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i'm not much a fan of sweets actually, some fruit flavored ice cream is just ok for me. but künefe is amazing stuff. yes it's cheese inside.

occitan by Charles Niggerfoot - Thu, 05 Jun 2014 23:40:28 EST ID:qizTVHik No.11444 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Anyone fluent? Partially speak? I just want some resources. I only really know English, with some partial understanding of other languages, mostly Spanish. Anyway, seems interesting, though I'm drunk. Doubt I could learn a language drunk, but sober or stoned, maybe.

Why do you or don't you speak this language?
Hannah Tillingshaw - Mon, 09 Jun 2014 11:36:09 EST ID:v8HtwEYi No.11459 Ignore Report Quick Reply
yes you could learn a language drunk, but you have to get drunk with people who don't speak english, and you'll naturally learn to communicate.
Rebecca Hungerham - Wed, 11 Jun 2014 17:26:22 EST ID:jKyKVCoU No.11468 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I speak portuguese and I heard it's pretty similar. You'd be better off learning spanish or portuguese and THEN going for these more hipster romance languages.
Hamilton Dandlefad - Thu, 19 Jun 2014 05:13:02 EST ID:HJKlShZi No.11486 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Agreed, there are a gazillion free resources for learning Spanish, you can learn it in no time. Once you are good at another latin language the very few resources available to learn Occitan will be enough, but they aren't enough to start from scratch.

Unknown Kanji? by Shit Himmlewell - Mon, 09 Jun 2014 22:52:53 EST ID:6c3cfOwS No.11461 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hello, I was wondering if anyone knew what this character means for I cannot find it in my book.
Polly Hinderlock - Tue, 10 Jun 2014 04:14:23 EST ID:4pGXVZso No.11462 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I might be a lopsided 海 (sea in chinese and probably japanese too). It doesn't follow the usual structure so it's certainly a variant character. Try looking it up in a specialised dictionary (or just asking a chinese/japanese person)
Whitey Cenningmit - Thu, 12 Jun 2014 01:14:59 EST ID:cQDhZyA+ No.11470 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That word means "sea"

Latin by Thomas Pickwater - Tue, 20 May 2014 03:10:54 EST ID:FxF4b8ZJ No.11396 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Anyone else studying it?
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Charles Shakespear - Tue, 10 Jun 2014 06:58:53 EST ID:W8UqnwOo No.11463 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Learning Latin will, assuming you enjoy reading classic literature, make you incredibly butthurt about translations. Latin is today still often debated heavily when it comes to translation, often showing very overtly the translators personal biases.
Esther Hinderhore - Tue, 10 Jun 2014 09:48:19 EST ID:j+FoShSd No.11464 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yeah I've been studying it for ~5 years now, I majored in Classics in college and still read it.

I'm reading Plautus's Truculentus atm. After that I'll actually have read everything he wrote. I like comedies, modern and ancient. My favorite shit by Plautus is his more farcical stuff, like the Casina, the Aulularia, the Menaechmi, etc.


I'd say that's because Latin's a real language with real idioms, irregularities, peculiarities and headaches. Esperanto is a model language, it doesn't stretch your brain the way a lot of Latin will.
Esther Hinderhore - Tue, 10 Jun 2014 10:18:55 EST ID:j+FoShSd No.11465 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I can't mention Plautus without quoting a joke about butt-sex now can I?

Astaphium (ancilla meretricum), Diniarchus (adulescens)

AS. nimis otiosum te arbitror hominem esse. DI. qui arbitrare?
AS. quia tuo vestimento et cibo alienis rebus curas.
DI. vos mihi desistis otium. AS. qui, amabo? DI. ego expedibo.
Di: Rem perdidi apud vos, vos meum negotium apstulistis.
Si rem servassem, fuit ubi negotiosus essem.
AS. an tu te Veneris publicum aut Amoris alia lege
habere posse postulas quin otiosus fias?
DI. illa, haud ego, habuit publicum: pervorse interpretaris;
nam advorsum legem mean ob meam scripturam pecudem cept.
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Esther Hinderhore - Tue, 10 Jun 2014 10:20:33 EST ID:j+FoShSd No.11466 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I've gotta proofread my shit

>desistis should be dedistis
>cept should be cepit
>nor should be non
Fucking Drizzlelug - Wed, 11 Jun 2014 23:44:02 EST ID:j+FoShSd No.11469 Ignore Report Quick Reply

One about fapping in the same play, Diniarchus is complaining to Astaphium about how long the prostitute he loves is taking to finish bathing

AS. non quis paumper durare opperier?
DI. quin hercle lassus iam sum durando miser:
mihi quoque prae lassitudine opus est ut lauem.

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