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ITT explain why english is the best language by Oliver Blatherdock - Sun, 07 Sep 2014 14:54:36 EST ID:Zc5d8Gm+ No.11675 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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in your own opinion, plz don't stay a shit war about Spanish and mandarin again for the billionth time
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Samuel Crandersick - Sun, 28 Sep 2014 07:24:04 EST ID:xLUi03Ty No.11759 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11675

This is going to sound ignorant, but english is a very versatile language.
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Polly Sevingwadging - Mon, 06 Oct 2014 09:54:12 EST ID:yUAAF9AA No.11765 Ignore Report Quick Reply
money and culture.

disproportionate amount of the worlds wealth is controlled by english speakers.

disproportionate amount of the world's culture is communicated in english.

england and america to thank for this.
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Nigel Trotshaw - Mon, 06 Oct 2014 11:48:57 EST ID:OCB4hcwz No.11766 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11765
spot on.
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Emma Dorrywill - Mon, 06 Oct 2014 18:58:15 EST ID:WjmbZth5 No.11768 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11766
pray for the rise of China?
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Nicholas Fadgespear - Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:19:53 EST ID:j8qnAVzG No.11814 Ignore Report Quick Reply
top kek, almost every other language around the globe allows the speaker to be more specific & to find the correct _shade_ of expression they should use according to the situation, offering 9001 times larger vocab. English is just too simple. It's not even in the 3rd leauge of epic languages.


Does anyone speak Irish (Gaeilge) by Clara Shakeville - Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:42:54 EST ID:V3PCboNV No.11633 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Does anyone who's not a native Irish person know how to speak any Irish? I'm from Ireland myself and sweet fuck all of the people that inhabit this Island can speak their native tongue. Unfortunately I have to include myself in that category.

So, have you ever known anyone that wasn't Irish/ from Ireland that could speak Irish? Or even knew if the language was still remotely alive?

We have our constitution written in both English and Irish so that's kinda handy.
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Doris Brookridge - Sat, 20 Sep 2014 19:44:32 EST ID:LGXGhmDL No.11742 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-f-0iPMpUno
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD58xvNIOqA
Found it in Welsh but nothing else sorry
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Sidney Clendlecocke - Sat, 20 Sep 2014 21:28:22 EST ID:LGXGhmDL No.11743 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11742
Second link is some fag singing a singalong, I didn't watch the video before I posted, my bad.
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Frederick Duckspear - Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:11:11 EST ID:Z1v+SCTB No.11744 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11741
They don't seem to be hosting episodes of spongebob right now, but http://www.tg4.tv/ is a good sight if you want to fuck around. Cúla 4 is the kids channel which would have it eg

http://www.tg4.ie/ie/programmes/cula4/programmes/spongebob-squarepants.html

alas I can't get anything to work
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Eugene Nazzlegold - Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:10:38 EST ID:zGA5Pwzt No.11752 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11744
Pretty sure you need an Irish IP to watch TG4 and RTE.

TG4 can be really awesome. Sometimes there is some AMAZING documentaries on there about Ireland and her history, language, culture, sport, etc. Other times you get to watch Powerpuff Girls and South Park in Gaelic lol
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Faggy Brookford - Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:50:20 EST ID:Z1v+SCTB No.11753 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11752
I don't think that's the case, or at least it was 4-6 years ago. I've managed to stream stuff before with an American ip before too but I guess it could be a fluke or something.


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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Lydia Sinningwune - Mon, 01 Sep 2014 07:01:58 EST ID:sPwTzU+z No.11654 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>11645
Tienes toda la razón, cuando hablamos no necesitamos tildes, además sería imposible añadir tildes porque no existen en el sonido.
Mientras estemos en un lugar con texto, estaremos escribiendo. No sé usted, pero yo respeto el lenguaje lo suficiente como para seguir sus reglas ortográficas, sin importar si la conversación es formal o casual.
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Ernest Clayway - Wed, 10 Sep 2014 03:51:22 EST ID:XRI0QuV2 No.11689 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Just move to Texas.

I'm a natives born white man and I can fully understand it and partially speak it, just from going to school and working with Mexicans, many other whites along the southern border states are able just pick up by doing the daily grind. Language sure is a weird human concept!
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Shit Hiffinghall - Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:25:39 EST ID:tEdc4xb4 No.11691 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11489
Learn English or Chinese shithead
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Isabella Dicklepat - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 20:07:50 EST ID:dG4CW9sx No.11703 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>11645
>>11654

no mamen, ustedes no hablan con acentos?
seguro se meten en muchos malentendidos.
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Simon Fuppermed - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:19:51 EST ID:sPwTzU+z No.11715 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>11703
>no mamen


What's even the point. by Phyllis Dottingmadge - Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:55:53 EST ID:3PaB0X0O No.11569 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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No one wants to talk to you in their native language, they want to practice English with you. Or they'll get mad as if you were implying they don't know English. It's a required subject in every developed nation, everyone speaks English. Foreign media is available translated. I really enjoyed Spanish and French in school/college but now I'm disappointed I never get to use them and can't see the point of trying to pick up another. Why do you guys do it?
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Fucking Serringdock - Sun, 07 Sep 2014 13:12:53 EST ID:gG+m/mt6 No.11674 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11569

Umm.. why don't you.. you know.. travel.. nobody speaks fucking English
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Oliver Brookville - Mon, 08 Sep 2014 05:16:08 EST ID:1aKqN+jS No.11679 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11646

Dutch guy here.

I try to speak German to my German friend, but we always fall back on English. Why? It's just so much easier. I speak it, he speaks it, the conversation just goes much, much more fluently and thus, is a lot more fun.

Try getting into a group of people. They will be much more reluctant to talk in English and will fall back to their own language except when adressing you.
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Beatrice Hollerhuck - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:35:34 EST ID:AWCZ+ZVx No.11686 Ignore Report Quick Reply
counterpoint:
http://www.memrise.com/blog/10-monolingual-countries-where-you-need-to-know-th/
http://www.memrise.com/blog/10-monolingual-countries-where-you-need-to-know-2/
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Nicholas Famblebanks - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 08:54:13 EST ID:yemH8wU3 No.11701 Ignore Report Quick Reply
In China I've become friends with a lot of 40+ year old men and women. People who own the convenience stores near me, my apt complex security guards, the ladies who monitor the keys in the teacher's lounges at my school, etc. These people never learned English and by this point in their lives they're pretty much settled in and are never going to. So what if they're almost old enough to be my parents, they're constantly bored at work with plenty of free time to chat and don't know any English beyond "hello."
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Doris Crackleshaw - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:50:09 EST ID:xlt8pxCz No.11710 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11569

>I really enjoyed Spanish and French in school/college but now I'm disappointed I never get to use them and can't see the point of trying to pick up another.

What? You must be shrooming.

I spent a week in Paris and didn't hear a word of English until I got back to the airport. Not my taxi driver, not my hotelier, not the woman at the drugstore, not my waiters, not the guys who sold the tickets at the Louvre. None of them spoke any English to me. They were either unable or unwilling. And as much as I'd like to flatter myself by thinking that it was because my French was so good, it most certainly wasn't. I held very basic conversations and took care of necessities, but it was obvious that my French was shit. And I'm fat, so they probably figured I was American. Or British. Either way, an English speaker. But I heard no English from them.


Need help boosting my German by Nathaniel Wullybodge - Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:51:44 EST ID:si6pwvxP No.11661 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I am a German student 3 courses away from my degree in German, but I still really struggle in reading. I passed B1 in April... I'm in a very difficult German reading course right now where we are tackling a Novella a week. Half the students are grad students and most of the other undergrad German students are out classing me.

I really love German but I am starting to get down on myself and my motivation is suffering. I'm also a geology student and doing calculus II this semester, so I'm pretty heavily loaded up on schoolwork.

What's a good way to amass vocab and confidence at this point in my studies?
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Lydia Pallyfield - Tue, 02 Sep 2014 02:33:57 EST ID:/B/BFMOS No.11662 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Vocab? Anki. Confidence? Actually speaking and thinking in the language. Start talking to native speakers if you haven't already.
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Whitey Pittingwater - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:43:44 EST ID:BArGmrn0 No.11699 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Unterhalte dich mit Muttersprachlern.
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Nicholas Famblebanks - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 08:07:36 EST ID:yemH8wU3 No.11700 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Remember: language learning is not a race. It's easy to think of it as being one, especially when you're taking courses and being outdone by your peers (I've been there before, I know.)

The easiest way to regain confidence is to go back and read something you haven't read in your target language in over a year. As long as you're practicing, even just a little, you'll be able to note a higher level of fluency over your past self. Don't worry about being better than your classmates, just focus on being better than you.
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Charlotte Siffinglot - Fri, 10 Oct 2014 05:52:53 EST ID:KHT6bnsu No.11774 Ignore Report Quick Reply
memrise is good too

everything you can, as many different resources as you can, that way you see the same words in different situations instead of revising over and over

when reading novellas don't write the translations of words over them but instead on a post it and stick it to the page

then try to read the page and refer to the post it when you need it, giving yourself time to try to remember the word first


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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Lydia Blettingfield - Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:27:24 EST ID:gPIGtUk4 No.11538 Ignore Report Quick Reply
you could try spending time with people who speak Russian, also listen to Vladmir Vysotsky, he's kinda like the Kurt Cobain or John Lennon of Russia.
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Henry Wirryforth - Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:24:08 EST ID:A+W5xLuM No.11545 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Try to use as many different resources as you can at the same time for learning any language. Pimsleur for an hour, bored, flashcards, bored, online flashcards, bored, Russian music, bored, some other audio course, bored, a phrasebook, bored, a teach yourself book, bored, and start over again.
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Beatrice Pickshaw - Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:49:14 EST ID:XIfXrNph No.11619 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>listen to Vladmir Vysotsky
Don't do it.
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Archie Pickleway - Sat, 06 Sep 2014 16:09:59 EST ID:mWYpD6cm No.11673 Ignore Report Quick Reply
http://www.fsi-language-courses.org/Content.php?page=Russian


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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Samuel Chubblewatch - Thu, 03 Jul 2014 13:44:04 EST ID:ECFjdEYL No.11517 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Got here because of random thread.
Anyway
English = language of the world
Russian = language of coldblooded motherfuckingness
Swahili = language of Timon & Pumbaa
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Faggy Trothall - Thu, 03 Jul 2014 21:14:30 EST ID:NqJL1ymG No.11518 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>8957
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.
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HakktV2 - Sat, 05 Jul 2014 21:22:44 EST ID:q5wzgHyy No.11519 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11517
Lol yes @Russian (that feel when your ex girlfriend is a cold blooded motherfucking chick)
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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
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Esther Dindlewidge - Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:37:06 EST ID:F8xE90or No.11663 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Danish is the language of incomprehensible drunks


Voynich Script by Simon Wivingline - Sun, 31 Aug 2014 13:11:50 EST ID:8+cBdc9r No.11649 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voynich_manuscript
What's it mean?
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Walter Gibberpet - Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:27:44 EST ID:NqJL1ymG No.11653 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Probably a c. 1450 act of personal art that just got traded into noble hands, forgotten about, and passed on. The techniques used to make it and the tech drawn in it put it at a date range of 1450-1480 at the most likely and the location of somewhere in central to east central Europe, where it came from.

It's information patterns as a mix of pseudolinguistic gibberish (like glossolia, speaking in tongues) and of something patterning like a mildly analytic language, suiting the "chinese" explanation but parsimoniously being explained by the Germanic and even a reduced Latin (somewhat like a correctedRomanian or Spanish or French) underlying the cipher. The noise though is probably so great that it's what's throwing off decypherment. Additionally, some of the nonlinguistic patterns detected might explain the lack of corrections - the mistakes were simply addended with corrections; like say "The lino lion ate the mause mouse", outside of glossolalia patterns of simple noise.



Regarding it's purpose, probably just someone's private world committed to paper. A would-be mystic monk in a time where mysticism was flourishing but off paper, possibly compounded by drugs and disease (migraines explain many of the stranger sites). Another explanation that I find parsimonious, a sufferer of an autism-like disorder - likely to be made a priest in the era, likely to have an inner world like that persist into adulthood, likely to put in the excruciating detail to commit it to paper, and have the overactive pattern-seeking behavior to put it through a cypher.


Of course it's just my opinion. This site is a little bit more conservative in that it dismisses most "explanations" without committing to one of it's own but it brings up quite a lot of the known details for people in good detail:

http://www.ciphermysteries.com/


TEACHING ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE HORROR STORIES ETC by John Nicklefield - Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:13:29 EST ID:mPRdrUeT No.11631 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I've just finished my Cambridge ELT qualification, got a job offer (signed, sealed, delivered, I'm yours) and I'm now about to move away to a Eurasian metropolis where I will be undertaking my first English teaching job.

tell me about how snotty the kids are going to be
any horror stories (to tell camp-fire style)?
been figuratively fucked in the arse by a language school?
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Nicholas Biblinglock - Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:48:18 EST ID:ph+yfDWN No.11636 Ignore Report Quick Reply
it really depends on the country you are teaching in.

In the Czech Republic all the kids were really polite and well behaved. In Spain they were pretty wild but definitely not snotty.... Well.. I mean they had lots of snot, kids produce so much snot.. but they weren't arrogant.
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Martha Brookcocke - Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:08:50 EST ID:/B/BFMOS No.11637 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>been figuratively fucked in the arse by a language school?

Never mind the kids, this is what you should be worried about. Getting into bed with a dishonest company is always bad news.
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Samuel Senningshit - Sat, 30 Aug 2014 04:35:23 EST ID:vJHUOUD6 No.11642 Ignore Report Quick Reply
How long does it take to get an ELT qualification? How much would you have to work to make, say, $250 (US) a week?
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Lydia Muddlestadging - Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:02:26 EST ID:hHkY/Pka No.11643 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11637

What? I have been working in ESL in Europe for 7 years and I've never had this happen or had it happen to anyone I know.

>>11642

It depends on the country. In The Czech Republic you'll make about 4 euro an hour. In Spain you'll make 15 after a while, 9 in your first year. In Germany you could be looking at 20 if you have experience and are fluent in German.
Everyone says Dubai pays the most, but the kids are supposed to be a nightmare.
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Lydia Muddlestadging - Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:06:32 EST ID:hHkY/Pka No.11644 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11642

The weekend ELT courses are all scams. They give a qualification to absolutely anybody who is willing to pay, and the majority of schools know that.

A CELTA course is 120+ hours or so and takes about a month, with about 7 hours of teaching practice. But I recommend doing a 2 month part time course if at all possible.

It costs about €1,500 euro.


Language-learning method I created by Martin Niggerspear - Sun, 24 Aug 2014 00:39:20 EST ID:rbS8hkzn No.11625 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Rate the method I have come up with to learn Icelandic. I'd like to hear your guyses feedback concerning it. I'm still at the first stage and sticking to it.

First stage: Acquiring reading fluency

The first stage consists of reading general texts (like news) in order to get to know the basic vocabulary used by these kind of texts. News texts generally follow a template and always use the same words. The method to acquire the reading fluency requires that the learner checks every word in a text in order to get accostumed with patterns, like conjugation and declension patterns. It is slow and tiresome in the beginning, but as day passes, the learner will be able to recognize more and more words, find out the infinitive form of a conjugated verb and the nominative form of a declined adjective, adverb, noun, article or pronoun. In this stage the learner is to be assisted by pages that are capable of indentifying conjugated verbs' and declined words' root form in order to help in the pattern-finding part. A website capable of finding the root form of declined words or conjugated verbs is http://bin.arnastofnun.is/forsida/. Wiktionary (http://en.wiktionary.org/) is also able to conjugate and decline words, but it isn't as reliable.

Second stage: Acquiring writing fluency

By the time the learner reaches this stage, he's to have the standard vocabulary used by news websites. He's to know the most used verbs, nouns and adjectives as well as their conjugation and declension patterns. In this stage the learner will use the vocabulary he acquired to write blog-like entries in the website Lang-8 (http://www.lang-8.com/). This is the stage that will focus the heaviest on grammar. The learner must submit his texts to Lang-8, compare their texts with the corrections submitted by native icelanders and study the mistakes in order to get rid of the majority of them. Sites like WordReferenceForums (http://forum.wordreference.com/forumdisplay.php?f=75) can be used to answer specific answer regarding grammar and Wikipedia's article on Icelandic grammar covers the technical intricacies. The learner when writing an entry must translate the words he wants to use in his entries using a translato…
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Serbian learning by Martin Blackshaw - Wed, 13 Aug 2014 04:48:34 EST ID:MtHV5DDA No.11608 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hey /lang/ I'm wondering if there's any good way to learn Serbian. I know it's incredibly similar to Croatian and Bosnian when it comes to spelling in the latin alphabet but it's still dissimilar to English. I was thinking if I learn the Latin alphabet and the language to a good standard, I can then learn Cyrillic script.
Are there any good learning resources out there?
TL;DR How do I learn Serbian well and quickly?
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Ebenezer Lightway - Sat, 23 Aug 2014 04:34:48 EST ID:NRYToeRC No.11620 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11608
Arizona State University's Critical Language Institute does BSC classes every summer. It's 8 weeks of classes, 4 hours a day for a year's worth of credit (so like 8 credits).

Shit costs like $500. Tempe is hot as fuck in the summer but it's a great program and a steal for the price.
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Shitting Demmleford - Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:57:07 EST ID:5lTLYqJz No.11621 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11620
I wouldn't be able to attend because I live in the UK, Cardiff to be more precise. I've seen the odd lesson on offer but it just seems like dodgy shit.
but, I'll look up the local university and see if it has any Serbian, Bosnian or Croatian language courses.
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Graham Sammlecocke - Sat, 23 Aug 2014 18:55:33 EST ID:PzybkvAH No.11622 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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  • Learn to read first, that's the easiest part since the alphabet is phonetic, you don't even have to know the meaning of words. Don't let Cyrillic intimidate you, with a table showing the corresponding letters in Latin and Cyrillic side to side, you'll get the hang of it in no time.

  • Then work on your vocabulary. Make use of the media in Serbian, movies are a good way to learn since you have a picture to give you some context, and there are some good Serbian movies out there.

  • Tackle grammar last, since the grammatical cases (there's 7 of them) and genders (3 of them) are the most difficult to learn for those whose language doesn't have them. You'll really need some help on this one. Even many native speakers can't get the cases right (namely those in the South).


>Serbian, Bosnian or Croatian language
All the same language, Emma's right.

Interesting tidbit: I've been to Mostar last month, one of the cities in Bosnia-Hercegovina where the fighting in the '90s was the heaviest (it was between Croats and Muslims). The tension is still palpable.

Everybody over there calls the language simply "our language". Nobody ever names it. It's so weird. And sad. I had to bite my tongue a few times not to call it "Serbian" by force of habit (I'm from Serbia).
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Graham Sammlecocke - Sat, 23 Aug 2014 19:31:40 EST ID:PzybkvAH No.11623 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11622
One more language-related anecdote from my recent trip:

When the fierce fighting broke out in Mostar, the civilians fled. They mostly ended up in Scandinavian countries, which were the most accepting of refugees. Few of the native inhabitants of the city came back, it's mostly newcomers now.

The native citizens now have a saying: "You're not a true Mostarian if you don't speak Norwegian".
Gotta love their black humor.
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Shitting Demmleford - Sat, 23 Aug 2014 19:46:19 EST ID:5lTLYqJz No.11624 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I've been using a website to speak to natives and they're pretty friendly and they all seem to say that Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian is all the same.
>>11622
Is there any good literature out there to learn from? I need a good text book to accompany myconversations with the natives


Not a polygot by Polly Murdwill - Mon, 04 Aug 2014 11:57:36 EST ID:PUY3prz5 No.11590 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I'm 26 years old and I only speak English. There is no doubt in my mind that I am progressing in Spanish very quickly.

Would it be implausible for me to seek a degree in Linguistics?
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William Chackleforth - Mon, 04 Aug 2014 13:06:48 EST ID:/B/BFMOS No.11591 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Of course not. And you don't have to be a competent speaker of multiple languages to have a degree in linguistics, although it would be very weird if you got that far and didn't pick up a few.
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Edward Honeyfield - Wed, 06 Aug 2014 05:49:45 EST ID:w4o0Iqm5 No.11597 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11590
There are plenty of linguists who only speak one languge. If you want to learn languages get a degree in languages instead .
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Oliver Hebbershaw - Fri, 08 Aug 2014 16:10:56 EST ID:qizTVHik No.11603 Ignore Report Quick Reply
How's that Spanish coming along? It was coming super quickly for me at first until I got owned and realized there's so much I didn't know. Still progressing though.
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Jack Sunningstone - Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:40:49 EST ID:zQYXj+n2 No.11616 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That is an impressive reference, dude.


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