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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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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


Lane's Arabic Lexicon by Charlie of the Chans !!1kyp2YGl - Wed, 26 Jul 2017 21:16:49 EST ID:bqvF7HID No.12842 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I've uploaded all eight volumes of Edward Lane's Arabic-English Lexicon at Zippyshare in three separate .zip files. The third one has two related dictionaries included. If your into learning Classical Arabic, Lane's is still the go-to. He began it in 1845; this is a reprint made in Lebanon in 1968. I'm happy to say that the mods said it was okay for me to direct link to where they're at - and they're at Zippyshare. Links are good for 30 days after today, 07/26/2017 So, here ya go, then:

http://www1.zippyshare.com/v/6meHyNgN/file.html

http://www58.zippyshare.com/v/Nrk2htMt/file.html

http://www50.zippyshare.com/v/12EFAyWL/file.html


Improve English by Wesley Hengermetch - Tue, 04 Jul 2017 06:38:54 EST ID:/DtE5Ies No.12835 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Sup guys
I looking for people to chat. Wanna improve my English.
What about me, I'm 23 years male, live in Ukraine
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Albert Turveyforth - Sun, 09 Jul 2017 13:37:29 EST ID:bzPhCF/J No.12836 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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DICKS EVERYWHERE
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CrazyFolksTribe !owU3wSU682 - Sat, 12 Aug 2017 02:48:51 EST ID:q7SetaZt No.12857 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Вы хoрoшo гoвoритe пo-русский? I could chat but I need to improve my Russian too.


pimsleur is fucking boring by Martin Trotdock - Mon, 07 Jul 2014 19:43:23 EST ID:3xDq++i+ No.11521 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I've been trying to teach myself Russian for about 6 months now. I figured I'd do it the same way I did spanish (finish rosetta stone, then read the news with the help of google translate, then watch movies I know well dubbed in it), but that hasn't worked out, either because the alphabet kind of slows things down or because it doesn't share as much vocabulary as English (thank you Roman Empire).

So I'm thinking I'll just brute force it with Pimsleur. Problem is, Pimsleur is boring as fuck. Is there anything I can do while Pimsleuring that can keep me from falling asleep without distracting me too much? Whoever can solve this problem wins a slice of Ukraine.
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George Bungerham - Sat, 17 Jun 2017 21:49:34 EST ID:7fstVr4m No.12822 Ignore Report Quick Reply
listen while watching russian porn
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George Bungerham - Sat, 17 Jun 2017 21:49:35 EST ID:7fstVr4m No.12823 Ignore Report Quick Reply
listen while watching russian porn
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nick bick !W76cpN/rSs - Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:07:50 EST ID:9N+VDvBs No.12827 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11521
The russian alphabet is easy for me but i cannot get down tenses or conjugation
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nick bick !W76cpN/rSs - Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:08:33 EST ID:9N+VDvBs No.12828 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11538
I love him and also Alexander Rosenbaum
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nick bick !W76cpN/rSs - Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:09:28 EST ID:9N+VDvBs No.12829 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12451
I will be your pen pal


Looking for a word by Lydia Pittfield - Sat, 30 Jul 2016 01:02:03 EST ID:yc0TRzwz No.12613 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Google produces no results, and I'm looking for a specific english word for a story I'm doing. it'l most likely have the suffix of "cide"

What I'm looking for is the word that refers to the killing of an entire family. Wiping them out. Sons, daughters, aunts, everyone in that family that shares that last name so that bloodline would never continue. Would it be Genocide? I thought that word only applied to the killing of an entire race.
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Sidney Dovinghood - Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:50:40 EST ID:CZwd32E4 No.12743 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>12699
Geneicide
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Edward Cremmlekotch - Sun, 26 Feb 2017 23:12:33 EST ID:9KF7/Gdy No.12789 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12667
well, you're just "lost".
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David Gocklefuck - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 21:39:07 EST ID:ZJoLioYR No.12791 Ignore Report Quick Reply
We had a vocab thread a while back, and someone used a word for "the warmth from the sun on a cool day". Anyone remember that one?
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Polly Ponderchan - Fri, 26 May 2017 21:25:21 EST ID:6ok89Rdd No.12815 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12613
This was posted almost a year ago, but...
I think the word suffix would be -machy (like the centauromachy, or tauromachy), so kinmachy perhaps?
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Charlie of the Chans !!kWjRhGF5 - Tue, 06 Jun 2017 19:58:36 EST ID:bqvF7HID No.12819 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12667
Maybe the beginnings of Creutzfeldt-Jacob?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creutzfeldt%E2%80%93Jakob_disease


Change my accent [FR To English] by Alice Bandleshit - Sun, 14 Aug 2016 20:38:53 EST ID:c4t3ew2h No.12630 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hey guys,

Any serious, good audiobooks about learning new accents and especially overcoming your native one?

I'm French and although I try as much as I can to sound 'American' (i.e. basically some blend of what I heard and learnt), there's always that small French accent residue coming back that I really want to get rid of.

Currently it's really not bad at all, or so people tell me. But my true desire is to make it -almost- impossible to tell by -most- people.

I feel I'm jumping ahead here but I'd also love to be versatile and have more than that 'Standard American' accent I was talking about. I'd love to do a Boston accent, some New-Yorkers one, some ebonics, etc.

PS. Just in case, the reason I ask you this is because I'd love to do voice over work in America (I realize the chances are slim, but oh well). But it's hard to believe in when you transpire even a faint of the French accent.

One last random question: Is it me or do impoverished black people from the West Coast sound almost the same as those from the East Coast? Maybe I don't have the ear for that, but I always saw a big resemblance when I would listen to them talk.

Anyway I'm talking way too much now. I just really want to perfect my accent. Really, really badly.
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Fanny Cummleforth - Sat, 10 Sep 2016 14:18:09 EST ID:nfM/QbD0 No.12659 Ignore Report Quick Reply
OP, you should look into the dialects spoken around New Orleans, Louisiana. They would likely fit with your native french tongue and the whole creole/cajun environment is one that is often used in scenes requiring voice over.
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Cedric Lightlock - Sat, 18 Feb 2017 02:05:31 EST ID:mlSne5jo No.12744 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12643
This and CFT's list of accents are considered the friendliest of all the state's.
I'd love if every foreigner learned this accent. 'be a lot less asshole foreigners then.

Then again, I'm definitely biased as are we all.
Now the northeastern accent of influential white-folk on the other hand...
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David Gocklefuck - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 21:41:29 EST ID:ZJoLioYR No.12792 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I heard french people's mouths get permanently reshaped by all those nasal vowels. It may be impossible bub
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Rebecca Billingway - Mon, 17 Apr 2017 13:47:51 EST ID:Rr05TByP No.12805 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12630
Intonation is what will tell people if you are French or not, that is easier to fix than perfecting how you pronounce all the words as well as the spaces between them (e.g. He's a cat = he ZA cat. .. I can't think of proper examples now but there are places where Zs just appear out of no where)

Anyway this will be useful to you to practice individual words and their sounds:
manythings.org/pp/

and this will be useful for you to look up the pronunciation of words (recordings by natives):
forvo.com

Make sure you know the IPA, and make sure you get an American version not a British one.
Then practice every day, talk to yourself a lot, be a perfectionist about making each word sound as similar as your ear will let it sound.

Learning as an adult and not a child, you'll always have a bit of an accent, but you can make it almost inaudible with loads of work.
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Edward Soshstock - Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:29:36 EST ID:cddIAxeE No.12808 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Here's a book : A Practical Introduction to Phonetics by JC Catford

https://www.amazon.com/Practical-Introduction-Phonetics-Textbooks-Linguistics/dp/0199246351

It teaches you to pronounce a great range of vowels and consonants so you can get very conscious of your accent and change it deliberately.



Death of Sex by Mr. Mister - Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:45:39 EST ID:aJOvpW6s No.12787 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I'm looking for a word that would connotate the deletion, destruction, demise of the the concept of Sexuality, aesthetically, either through the suffixes '-cide,' or '-phagy;' or transformed as to be more easily used with '-phagus.'
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Hannah Pebberspear - Thu, 09 Mar 2017 16:53:34 EST ID:OjXvSxyu No.12793 Ignore Report Quick Reply
sexusenduscide?
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Ebenezer Lightwater - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:09:16 EST ID:Y/6xwwJi No.12797 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12788
that more seems to suggest death BY sex
not a bad way to go, but somewhat innaccurate
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Graham Daddlebanks - Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:45:19 EST ID:TkO24V91 No.12802 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12787
Eroticism?
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Graham Daddlebanks - Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:47:19 EST ID:TkO24V91 No.12803 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12802
Damn auto-correct and failure to proofread. Eroticide?
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Simon Senderhedging - Sat, 15 Apr 2017 01:57:09 EST ID:FjAbvXN/ No.12804 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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DICKS EVERYWHERE


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