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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
>>7303
That's cute.
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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.
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Jarvis Sengerhine - Wed, 09 Jul 2014 03:07:17 EST ID:OmXNkN+6 No.11527 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11417

I second this anon
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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.
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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?
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Priscilla Finderhid - Sun, 29 Jun 2014 10:57:24 EST ID:1Yl4+1Ai No.11502 Ignore Report Quick Reply
move to germany
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Frederick Clisslesag - Sun, 29 Jun 2014 13:49:06 EST ID:slZc18Ic No.11503 Ignore Report Quick Reply
bump, I'm interested too
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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.
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Phoebe Honeyshit - Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:02:50 EST ID:8oImHEQx No.11511 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11491
My friend was born in Germany and his German is impeccable. Maybe try that.
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Barnaby Crarrychit - Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:46:57 EST ID:LvYH0MTf No.11530 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>11523
>Ich lerne Duetch auf meine Computer, Ich empfehle duolingo.com 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)


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.
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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.
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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.
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Ernest Grimstock - Wed, 02 Jul 2014 14:25:01 EST ID:qizTVHik No.11516 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11515

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.
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John Nicklefield - Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:22:10 EST ID:mPRdrUeT No.11632 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11515
its hypercorrection if the /r/ is actually being pronounced, sure. Though I get the impression from OPs post that he's just on about unstressed vowel sounds

but maybe I'm wrong


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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Hello.

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:
http://gendocs.ru/docs/23/22448/conv_1/file1.pdf

More grammar:
http://www.uusikielemme.fi/grammar.html
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Fanny Tootstone - Mon, 16 Jun 2014 04:44:07 EST ID:PEXXoxBv No.11474 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11473
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, Lingq.com 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.
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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.
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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 duolingo.com


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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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)
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Whitey Cenningmit - Thu, 12 Jun 2014 01:14:59 EST ID:cQDhZyA+ No.11470 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11461
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.
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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.

>>11455

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.
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Esther Hinderhore - Tue, 10 Jun 2014 10:18:55 EST ID:j+FoShSd No.11465 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11464

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
>>11465

I've gotta proofread my shit

>desistis should be dedistis
>cept should be cepit
>nor should be non
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Fucking Drizzlelug - Wed, 11 Jun 2014 23:44:02 EST ID:j+FoShSd No.11469 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11465

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.


Song lyrics by Phineas Goodcocke - Mon, 09 Jun 2014 16:52:21 EST ID:Kgv+DYVj No.11460 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I really need the lyrics for this song. Just googled it without any result. Is there a good soul here who is able to transcribe it for me? I'm italian and my english suck balls...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3663H-3JUU

thanks guys


fuck spanish by Eliza Crollymerk - Fri, 06 Jun 2014 15:17:44 EST ID:+c8HliL/ No.11445 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Fill in the blanks with the appropriate reflexive verb forms.
probarse (nosotros)
irse (ella)
secarse (ella)
sentirse (tú)
sentirse (nosotros)
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Eliza Crollymerk - Fri, 06 Jun 2014 16:27:10 EST ID:+c8HliL/ No.11450 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11449
http://boards.the future.org/b/thread/549900819

I couldnt post the audio here for some retarded reason.
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Eliza Crollymerk - Fri, 06 Jun 2014 16:28:15 EST ID:+c8HliL/ No.11451 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11450
http://boards.the future.org/b/thread/549900819
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Barnaby Puffingstork - Fri, 06 Jun 2014 16:29:54 EST ID:brgMdTGF No.11452 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11449
that's a listening, gotta do that yourself
i'd guess the first two are correct, then 3 would be despertarse temprano, 4 would be peinarse y maquillarse and 5 would be dormir
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Barnaby Puffingstork - Fri, 06 Jun 2014 16:32:29 EST ID:brgMdTGF No.11453 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11451
it says page not found
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Hannah Tillingshaw - Mon, 09 Jun 2014 11:34:13 EST ID:v8HtwEYi No.11458 Ignore Report Quick Reply
you're learning it wrong, smoke mota with native speakers and try not to talk in english, doing your homework won't help you communicate.


Japanese Stenography. by Polly Bindleworth - Tue, 27 May 2014 06:54:08 EST ID:CGb0mvw5 No.11427 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wpv-Qb-dB6g&t=22m50s

Plover is this super-keyboard program, that only uses sixteen keys to type everything super duper fast. It's not a keyboard layout, like Dvorak, it's a stenography program.

Can anyone tell me where I can find some kind of Japanese equivalent?
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Ebenezer Smallman - Wed, 28 May 2014 03:35:42 EST ID:CGb0mvw5 No.11430 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11427
What's wrong with Dvorak?
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Fuck Duckham - Wed, 28 May 2014 16:56:11 EST ID:YCqAN8Xm No.11433 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11430
Too slow, compared to steno.
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Emma Fandlelock - Thu, 29 May 2014 00:35:16 EST ID:/B/BFMOS No.11434 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Can anyone tell me where I can find some kind of Japanese equivalent?

It doesn't exist. Why don't you make it? Just change the chord mapping and dictionary in Plover.
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Edward Gazzleshit - Thu, 29 May 2014 14:20:26 EST ID:NqJL1ymG No.11436 Ignore Report Quick Reply
maybe https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E9%80%9F%E8%A8%98#.E5.A4.96.E9.83.A8.E3.83.AA.E3.83.B3.E3.82.AF idk

>>11434 OMG so much easier said than done. Japanese is a very different language than English and needs very different adjustments to work. There's a different information load in a word and everything, and then Kanji need to work like Chinese stenorgraphy. Expect the English:Japanese to differ by as much as the writing systems differ.
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Ian Sibbernog - Wed, 04 Jun 2014 14:47:44 EST ID:XnC1cGBX No.11442 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Fucking neat OP
Thanks


German? by Ernest Sennerfit - Wed, 28 May 2014 00:35:20 EST ID:uxg+/pap No.11429 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What does this say? I foind a bunch of similar old books like this one.
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Edward Gazzleshit - Thu, 29 May 2014 14:33:24 EST ID:NqJL1ymG No.11437 Ignore Report Quick Reply
History of the Duchy of Schleswig and Hollstein, Second Part. By Wilhelm Ernst Christiani, which wikipedia tells me was a Lutheran university or college teacher; (the German term is Hochschullehrer, literally high-school-teacher but because they did things different to this day hochschule doesn't map cleanly to English and really just means "institute of higher learning").

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelm_Ernst_Christiani#Literatur


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