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Can anyone translate these? by Doris Sonnerpuck - Mon, 06 Apr 2015 04:07:33 EST ID:6AkftJe3 No.12055 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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They're scans from a japanese super nintendo game manual
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Doris Sonnerpuck - Mon, 06 Apr 2015 04:08:13 EST ID:6AkftJe3 No.12056 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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DICKS EVERYWHERE
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Faggy Cludgehood - Thu, 09 Apr 2015 05:59:10 EST ID:WVTGNwJh No.12058 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I read through it last night and understood a fair portion of it; it's obviously a game manual (as I'm sure you've noticed); the first one is mainly describing what you can do on the main menu; the second one is describing the properties of characters/items; I'll start translating when i'm not as lazy
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Thomas Sozzleway - Fri, 10 Apr 2015 15:07:29 EST ID:nAU4YyZj No.12069 Ignore Report Quick Reply
What;s the name of the game?


American Sign Language by Matilda Bindlestock - Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:17:43 EST ID:Z2HHXKum No.11914 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I recently acquired a strong interest in learning ASL and I plan to do so thoroughly and fluently. I simply took a course at my community college for elective credits and am finding myself fairly involved in not only learning the language but also in learning more about the Deaf culture. Whereas I'm hardly ready to comprehend an entire story in ASL, I am fully capable of a basic conversation with someone fluent, given they have a little bit of mercy of my barely-intermediate skills. I find that my hearing friends take an interest in the knowledge I have and the best person to practice with is a friend of mine that is mostly Deaf and nearly fluent in ASL, but also English-speaking. Practicing signing with my hearing friends is cool and draws us attention in public, but not very practical, and so I intend on using my ASL knowledge for more than just saying I can - I hope to look for employment in interpretation. I realize there is some debate about this job position in the Deaf community and whereas my instructor encourages her students to search for jobs in interpretation (and therefore becoming fluent in the language), I have heard opinions that render it more difficult for the hearing to place themselves within the Deaf community as an interpreter. Deaf people have a much different social and cultural way of relating to one another, and I am just as interested in this as I am in the language itself.

Basically the point of my thread is to discuss any ASL knowledge that the scholars of /lang/ may collectively have as well as share literary sources of ASL or Deaf culture-related material. Basically; experience, anecdotes, books, websites etc. All things ASL; I hope some people on this board share my interest. I'd love to hear of some methods people utilized to better learn ASL!
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Nathaniel Fuckingcocke - Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:42:38 EST ID:Z2HHXKum No.12021 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12019
I know about CODA, and TTY, but I am having a hard time finding a place in that world being I'm fully hearing and intermediate at best in ASL. I do actually plan to become an interpreter in the future, my studies have really only just begun though, and then I will know my place in their (Deaf) community, but for now I am really just looking for strong sources of practice/learning material. :)
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cursive !M6R0eWkIpk - Thu, 05 Mar 2015 09:14:14 EST ID:XaB5Kl1U No.12023 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>12021
i'm wondering if you could volunteer somewhere, like a community center.
if you use any sort of video chat client, like 5kype, jsut search for ASL under languages.
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Albert Fattinggold - Thu, 05 Mar 2015 09:50:31 EST ID:Z2HHXKum No.12024 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12023
those were good ideas thanks
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Nell Bommleluck - Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:01:34 EST ID:8Fc39kCN No.12043 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I wish there would be just one international sign language. That would be sick. Learning ASL does sound interesting but well, you're pretty much limited to America.

nb cause not really contributing here.
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Hugh Puvinghadge - Wed, 25 Mar 2015 20:33:56 EST ID:Z2HHXKum No.12046 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12043
Uhm...true, but I plan on becoming an American interpreter, anyway. If I'm basing a career choice in a certain region based on language I don't feel I have any limitations. Each culture has their own language that corresponds to well, their spoken language but of course, they're not just direct translations.

A universal sign language might as well be saying we should have a universal spoken language.


Japanese: Seeking quality online material by Phoebe Pibberpark - Sun, 15 Sep 2013 10:06:37 EST ID:4MCaR4A2 No.9959 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hello /lang/,

Learning Japanese has been on my mind for quite some time now. I know it's a tough language to learn. I might end up being put off by its complexity in the end, like many others. But I'd still like to give it a go and find out for myself. Oh and just to be clear, this desire isn't fueled by some anime craze or anything like that.

So, I'm looking for some good online material to start learning. I know there are many websites for that. So many in fact I don't know which to choose. I'd like something proper with a good introduction to grammar and all that. Not just some basic expressions for the average visiting foreigner to get by.

Thank you guys in advance, and have a very good day.
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Thomas Sunnerwill - Mon, 16 Sep 2013 18:27:28 EST ID:phQru49s No.9966 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Tae Kim grammar guide
http://www.guidetojapanese.org/learn/

>Kana
http://japanese-lesson.com/characters/hiragana/hiragana_writing.html
http://www.umich.edu/~umichjlp/Hiraganapro/
http://www.realkana.com/

>Kanji
https://anonfiles.com/file/885a9bbc1d049e16578927be5b5204a3

>Misc
http://mykikitori.com/
https://www.erin.ne.jp/en/
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/easy/
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Graham Lightforth - Mon, 16 Sep 2013 20:04:37 EST ID:c6hl5F2A No.9967 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I downloaded a textbook called Genki. Im using it right now to learn Japanese. It has lessons in it that slowly bring you into the language. Im up to lesson 9 now and my Japanese is definitely improving.
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Edward Bleshfield - Wed, 18 Sep 2013 09:00:40 EST ID:TM8QUwDZ No.9982 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>9966
>http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/easy/
oh dog, that's great.
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Hanna - Tue, 17 Mar 2015 05:13:49 EST ID:7YtUd4Op No.12039 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Maybe these will be of help? :)

Learn one Japanese word a day! The word comes along with its picture, pronunciation, translation and sample sentences. Learning one word takes nothing but your Japanese will build up over time without any hard work.

This is your non-stop source of new and relevant Japanese words to learn as new words keep being updated! These lists are based on holidays, current events, practical topics, which are extremely useful for real-life conversations.

Learn the most basic 100 words with this list. Simply review the words, listen to the audio pronunciation and repeat out loud. These words are must-know for basic conversations.
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Fucking Duckstone - Mon, 23 Mar 2015 08:37:30 EST ID:0tyNYdEl No.12041 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12039
not sure why this was bumped when the last post was in 2013. For all we know, OP might have nailed down the basics of Japanese by now.

I never used japanesepod101 because I don't want to pay money to learn a language. I use Tae Kim for all my grammar and I use Anki flashcards along with downloaded decks to get my listening comprehension skills up. That way I don't need to spend money to learn Japanese and that works for me to.


Language learning tips by Barnaby Dillyforth - Fri, 06 Mar 2015 18:40:11 EST ID:Hu58Kckd No.12027 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Let's post some extra tips on how to git gud at your languages aside from the initial learning:

>Change account settings on online sites to display stuff in your language (e.g. facebook)
>Find places online where people are looking to chat
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Wesley Hubberway - Sat, 07 Mar 2015 18:55:22 EST ID:+e6ryqhi No.12028 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Also try Supermemo
http://archive.wired.com/medtech/health/magazine/16-05/ff_wozniak?currentPage=all

This guy invented it to help him learn English. Another way to do this is work through a language book, then at set intervals refresh your knowledge by going back and reviewing key concepts so it becomes long term memory and you don't forget it all within 30 days. Watching TV/Movies in that language will also help or watching all your movies with foreign language subtitles.
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Samuel Dimmerdudge - Sun, 08 Mar 2015 22:10:15 EST ID:+sAsuDcV No.12029 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12028
Are you from the distant past? There's a lot of free spaced repetition software out there. Anki comes to mind.
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Albert Piddlenuck - Mon, 09 Mar 2015 16:47:27 EST ID:mfqKXc7d No.12030 Ignore Report Quick Reply
man I love Ocarina of Time!


Hey guys I need your help by Albert Goodworth - Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:09:25 EST ID:ALuaElvY No.12017 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I have no idea if this is the right place for this. I figured some japanese speaking people would be on this board.

Can somebody translate the text in my picture please? Possibly somebody with some knowledge of biology but any help is appreciated.
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Charles Fanville - Thu, 05 Mar 2015 04:23:20 EST ID:0tyNYdEl No.12022 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12017
My Japanese is good enough that I can understand the grammar but I don't know any of that Kanji. If you had a version with furigana I could translate it.


GREEK / ELLNVIKA by Eugene Budgedin - Fri, 02 May 2014 01:40:17 EST ID:SRz+MrWT No.11331 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Any advice for learning Greek?
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Hugh Hebbertork - Sat, 19 Jul 2014 07:41:34 EST ID:SRz+MrWT No.11547 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11333
yea im learning modern. Do you know any good resources I could use or where I could get any literature in the language?
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Walter Blibbersten - Wed, 06 Aug 2014 09:35:43 EST ID:SRz+MrWT No.11598 Ignore Report Quick Reply
can anyone else help?
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Cyril Pirringledging - Mon, 11 Aug 2014 22:30:11 EST ID:hV/j9IGo No.11605 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'll ask this here instead of starting a new thread.

How does Greek transliterate foreign sounds? I tried Google, but no luck.
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Lillian Papperfetch - Fri, 20 Feb 2015 22:14:58 EST ID:SRz+MrWT No.12009 Ignore Report Quick Reply
bump
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Albert Fidgefoot - Wed, 25 Feb 2015 03:29:27 EST ID:Z1v+SCTB No.12015 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11605
Usually

p t k = pi, tav, kappa
b d g = mu+pi, nu+tau, nu+kappa
tch = just ts, but sometimes kappa + front vowel
dj/j = dz, ntz, sometimes gamma + front vowel
f th s sh x = phi, theta, sigma, sigma+iota or a front vowel, chi
v z zh h = beta (vita), zita, zita + iota, asperus or chi or 0
m n ng = mu, nu, nu+gamma
r, l = rho lambda
w = omicron upsilon
y/j = iota, eta, or epsilon

i = iota, eta, epsilon, or ipsilon (upsilon)
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Fluency. by cursive !M6R0eWkIpk - Mon, 19 Jan 2015 15:54:37 EST ID:XaB5Kl1U No.11961 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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How do you define "fluency?"
Do you make distinctions between "conversational" and "fluent?"

>Here's what Google spits back when searching "fluent definition"
flu·ent
ˈflo͞oənt/
adjective
adjective: fluent

(of a person) able to express oneself easily and articulately.
"a fluent speaker and writer on technical subjects"
synonyms: articulate, eloquent, expressive, communicative, coherent, cogent, illuminating, vivid, well written/spoken
"a fluent campaign speech"
antonyms: inarticulate
(of a person) able to speak or write a particular foreign language easily and accurately.
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Oliver Forrynodging - Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:33:08 EST ID:6mW8O8BP No.11982 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>11961
it's really simple. what you're asking for is to define proficiency, which you can do here
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ILR_scale

however, one can be proficient and not fluent. fluency generally applies to speaking, which is the most difficult of the three parts of language for people to grasp. i believe fluency is exactly as google defines it - speaking or writing, i.e. formulating your own independent thoughts easily, accurately, and naturally. this is much more difficult to do than being a proficient reader or listener
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Fanny Sommlesare - Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:11:13 EST ID:7eexnvjt No.11985 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11982
>i believe fluency is exactly as google defines it - speaking or writing, i.e. formulating your own independent thoughts easily, accurately, and naturally. this is much more difficult to do than being a proficient reader or listener
I think writing is much easier than speaking. Speaking involves very little thought process, it just happens naturally. Writing does require thinking, which makes it easier for the student because they have time to think about which verb form to use, the proper word order, etc.

Let's consider the etymology of the word "fluent." In Latin, "fluens, fluentis" means "flowing." To me, this implies speaking spontaneously without stop, or with minimal stopping since we pause every now and then, while simultaneously being pleasing to the ear. Even listening is a flowing process, because if one is truly fluent they should be able to keep up in a conversation without being dragged behind trying to figure out what the person is saying. But, on the other hand, reading and writing aren't as spontaneous as these processes. Perhaps one can be a fluent reader and writer if they are said to be able to read and write without looking up words in a dictionary, though.

So in short, I think speaking and listening are the primary considerations for being fluent. Reading and writing are secondary.

ALSO, the concept of linguistic competency might be of interest to people here. T

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linguistic_competence
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Augustus Blendlewater - Wed, 28 Jan 2015 03:45:16 EST ID:6mW8O8BP No.11986 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>11985
i've gotta disagree. i get what you're saying and maybe it varies from person to person but statistically it is accepted that listening and reading are easier to master than speaking and writing. yes fluency refers to flow, i guess i could see how one could apply it to listening or reading but i can't see how in the real world anyone would claim to be a "fluent reader of xyz language". perhaps writing isn't as spontaneous as speaking, but it still deals with production of ones own thoughts in a target language. reading and listening are merely processing information that already exists. and while one could theoretically be "fluent" in a language by the strict definition and still lack proficiency, true fluency has a lot to do with proficiency as well, like having a broad and accurate vocabulary rather than relying on circumlocution or knowing certain levels of speech that would be appropriate in different situations.

here's some more detailed breakdowns of the ILR scale, for anyone interested
http://www.govtilr.org/skills/
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Sidney Hoblingbone - Sat, 14 Feb 2015 17:19:01 EST ID:RYQ9LXTa No.12001 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11986
>www.govtilr.org/skills/
That's one ugly site... I'm betting you have to be full-on ameribear to like it.

>statistically it is accepted that listening and reading are easier to master than speaking and writing
I gotta agree with this. It's always harder to produce something than it is to merely experience something.
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Simon Bannerchedge - Sun, 22 Feb 2015 10:42:41 EST ID:hL/5FZ6b No.12014 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>12001
yes, it is indeed ugly but the content is there describing fluency


Novels in Spanish for reading comprehension. by Molly Mezzledock - Sun, 14 Dec 2014 15:13:35 EST ID:KJu4J5EH No.11901 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hey guys,

I speak spanish quite well. I lived in a spanish speaking country for a number of years, but am now back in Canada now where they are not very many Spanish speaking people.

I am looking for a couple of intermediate novels to read, not something with a lot of the tenses you only find in high level literary works, just something to read before bed to keep my reading comprehension up.

I recently read "The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway in Spanish, something along those lines.

Any recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Matilda Dasslemodge - Thu, 01 Jan 2015 17:46:52 EST ID:lzcV9T6g No.11939 Ignore Report Quick Reply
El Viejo que Leida Novellas de Amor is really really good. Also there's a decent book, originally in spanish, about the Haitian revolution, but I can't think of the name right now. Somthing about Kingdoms.
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Nigger Furringlatch - Fri, 02 Jan 2015 02:21:28 EST ID:sPwTzU+z No.11941 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Herman Hesse's Demian is an easy read.
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Samuel Brupperridge - Tue, 06 Jan 2015 19:13:00 EST ID:5rSHWso6 No.11950 Ignore Report Quick Reply
el Aleph or any collection of shortworks from Jorge Luis Borges, he's my favorite author

I recommend reading plays if you can get into them, because they're extremely accessible. Ariel Dorfman is a decent playwright. Modern Spanish rendering of Conde Lucanor stories would be good since they're short fables with relatively simple prose.

I'm currently reading The Motorcycle Diaries and I'll admit it's a challenging read, but if you're committed to it it'll do you well. It's just the Argentine slang that's a bitch.
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cursive !M6R0eWkIpk - Mon, 19 Jan 2015 20:57:55 EST ID:XaB5Kl1U No.11968 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>11941
translated from german to spanish or german to... english to spanish?
german and spanish don't seem to jive too well for native speakers of each.
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Lydia Gubbleworth - Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:14:16 EST ID:P/Qs0eHF No.11987 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11901
I'd suggest reading something from a spanish speaking author, not a translation. Not that it'll be easier, but I always find it somewhat more satisfactory reading an original than a translation

Here are some easy authors you can begin with:
Horacio Quiroga: he wrote short, horrible tales, like the Edgar Allan Poe of South America. I strongly suggest you read La gallina degollada from Cuentos de amor, de locura, y de muerte.

Julio Cortazar. Well reknowned author, he wrote some pretty strange books (Rayuela for example), I think he even won a Nobel prize. I suggest you also read some of his short stories, they're somewhat kafkian: really short, concise, and surreal; check out "Instrucciones para subir una escalera".

If you're for something a bit longer you can check out Ernesto Sabato's El tunel, it's about 100 pages long, but it's not that complicated (I think). It's like a mash up between Bukowski and Dostoievski, though not as good as either of them.

Garcia Marquez is also pretty cool and easy to read, but I don't find him quite as interesting as these other authors. Ohh, and Borges is the best, but he's not an easy read at all, I don't suggest him as a first read.


franco-phoney by Augustus Bevingspear - Sat, 06 Dec 2014 15:21:04 EST ID:MxuHFgw1 No.11890 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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j'ai honte, je ne peux plus parler français. non seulement est-elle maintenant ma troisième langue, mais c'est vraiment honteux quand j'essaie de parler avec quelqu'un et ne peux pas dire même certains mots très simples (par exemple, je pouvais pas trouver le mot "vite" il y a deux jours quand je faisais un effort de discuter en français avec un québécois)

donc, aidez-moi les mecs, allons-y créer un thread où on peut parler de n'importe quoi en français. tu peux corriger les fautes, ou pas, c'est à choix

dis-moi
où tu-vis?
et, je sais pas.. quels films francophones est-ce que tu recommandes?
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Charles Hettingtore - Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:24:00 EST ID:nkd0TrwG No.11984 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Je vais t'aider à corriger les fautes.

>non seulement est-elle maintenant ma troisième langue
"est-ce là" plutôt que "est-elle". Mais c'est assez formel, tu pourrais simplifier:
>Non seulement c'est ma troisième langue

>et ne peux pas dire même certains mots
et [je] ne peux même pas dire certains mots
C'est plus facile à comprendre si tu répètes le "je".

>je pouvais pas
je ne pouvais pas
Si tu veux être un peu plus formel.

>je faisais un effort de discuter
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Rechercher by Polly Sammerlag - Sat, 03 Jan 2015 14:38:43 EST ID:4jjffGeJ No.11944 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hi all, I am writing a short story and was wondering if it would be totally strange to use the French word rechercher as my protagonists last name. I know it basically means to look for in English, I don't know much other than that besides that I like it. I plan on the protagonist having American parents with maybe some French somewhere in their lineage but it's not a part of the plot just a mental note for me. So, people who speak French or actual French people (if there are any on this board) would it be highly uncommon for a person to have the French verb rechercher as a last name?
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Eliza Mammerfock - Sat, 03 Jan 2015 15:49:51 EST ID:hPhCch4K No.11947 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>11944

I'm not a French speaker, but......

It all depends on your audience and the significance of his name. I'm assuming that this is short story is going to be in English, so unless its extremely pertinent to you personally, the fact as to whether or not his name is commonplace might not matter. I highly doubt that a verb infinitive would ever serve as a name in French-speaking cultures, but like I said, I don't speak French.

As for the significance, is his name important to the story or the character your creating? A good example would be from the movie 'They Live' in which the main character, a homeless transient, is named "John Nada'. 'Nada' means 'nothing' in Spanish, and considering the characters situation, it makes sense. Even though 'Nada' is not a common surname in Spanish-speaking cultures (in fact, I'm pretty sure it's non-existent) and that the character isn't even Spanish, the name still serves a purpose.
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David Worthingford - Sun, 04 Jan 2015 12:09:30 EST ID:lHdJYkhU No.11948 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11944

I'm not sure.

In the book "Este Domingo" by the Chilean author Jose Donoso, some characters have the last name "vives", which in Spanish means "you live".

So it's not a totally unprecedented concept, at least.
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Phineas Dopperhon - Thu, 22 Jan 2015 06:35:57 EST ID:E3W6Xz/v No.11971 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11944
Yes, it would. It makes no sense.
I guess I have nothing to reply to the previous examples mentioned, but if anything some common names are sometimes used as last names, but never verbs. It can work for an english audience, there's often a lot of weird names in japanese stuff that aren't natural at all, but work to evoke "germanness" or whatever for the audience. But don't expect it to be fine for everybody just because you like it.
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Charles Hettingtore - Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:03:59 EST ID:nkd0TrwG No.11983 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11944
Hello, frenchie here.
Absolutely NO ONE in France has "Rechercher" as their last name (yeah, just checked).
We simply don't use verbs in the infinitive, nouns or adjectives are much more common. For instance, "Recherche" is an actual surname (meaning "research" or "search", as a noun), although it's a very uncommon one (498 persons out of 65 millions). But it does sound natural, at least.
"Pierre Recherche" would strike me as unusual but would still sound french; "Jean Rechercher" would just make me think the author didn't know what they were doing at all.
If you want to retain the meaning, go with "Reserche" or "Chercheur" (searcher). A verb will sound out of place, only to French speakers though I guess.


Any success stories? by Fanny Pivingwell - Thu, 16 Oct 2014 19:35:58 EST ID:8Xo2pqDl No.11789 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Seems like you guys just ask each other "what language should I learn" or "What is a good movie in X language?"

Any real success stories here? Becoming fluent? To the point where you can read/write/speak/watch/listen as if it were your native tongue- anyone use it to travel or perhaps meet friends/lovers? Impress and inspire me guys.
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Shit Clannerbanks - Sat, 17 Jan 2015 11:47:02 EST ID:5rSHWso6 No.11956 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11789
He estudiado español hasta 10 años y estoy sacando mi certificado de traducir. Desafortunatamente, no puedo charlar al nivel lo que quería y es muy dificil a expresarme sobre algunos temas, pero puedo joder con mis compañeros de trabajo y mis colegas.

According to professors who administer the ACTFL proficiency tests (those used by the U.S. state dept.), I would rank around a 3-4 in Spanish which is basic professional competence. My real love is Persian however I've studied it far less time and rank around a 2 which is described as social competence and limited professional ability. I'm pretty satisfied with my progress considering it's been about 4 years of intermittent instruction.

I know enough German for fucking around, listening to music, and reading simple articles or stories, but I don't consider myself seriously proficient. I would love to resume studying it at some point, but I'm kind of tapped out in Uni

>>11923
second this poster.
>>11909 I run into kids like you in language programs all the time that delude themselves about being "fluent". It's good to be proud of whatever you've achieved but your post seems like a shit-ton of exaggeration and boasting.
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Simon Blabbleman - Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:41:18 EST ID:7eexnvjt No.11972 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11909
I'm only a beginner at German, but I can tell right away that this is full of errors. I see simple mistakes analogous to things in English like "I loves" and "did spoke" and etc. I'm not sure about your syntax/word order, but your agreement needs work. You may have an inspiring story (and I say that not out of sarcasm) but you probably shouldn't boast.
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Simon Blabbleman - Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:01:25 EST ID:7eexnvjt No.11973 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11799
That is very funny, because I have a Teach Yourself German book from the 60s. The introduction contains this very great sentence: "if the student thinks he is going to speak, or read, or write German in a couple of months by means of a lesson or two done now and then, he had better give up the idea completely, for he is wasting his time." Then, in comparison to the more modern Teach Yourself German book from around the 90s-00s, there contains a brief chapter at the beginning which describes the language learning process, and it is titled "Only got a minute? Only got five?" This is of course because the modern language learning books are marketed towards modern language learners, who are people who have no time for diligent study. The modern book is drastically oversimplified, where instead of teaching grammar and how to form your own sentences, it teaches you to parrot simple phrases with very little instruction on grammar.

As for studying 5 hours a day, I definitely would not recommend it, especially if you are only studying 5 hours on a single language. An hour at the minimum, two hours at the maximum. The problem with learning for such a long period of time is that you get excited and you start going through various chapters of your language learning book at such a rapid speed that you hardly retain any of it. I have experienced this myself, when I once spent an all-nighter doing six chapters of an Old English grammar and exercise book. It all *seemed* to make perfect sense, but I was doing so much and learning so many new concepts, that at the end of the sixth chapter, I found that I had forgotten many things from the first few chapters. I think it is better to spend a short time a day (but definitely not five minutes) studying one or two things. Don't overload yourself.
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James Crellypere - Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:06:00 EST ID:6mW8O8BP No.11979 Ignore Report Quick Reply
i learned a language in the army. any of you who are serious about language learning, native exposure, and proficiency, there's a pretty good resource at ( GLOSS dot dliflc dot edu ) maybe visit it on an incognito page and check it out ^^ it's got reading and listening exercises in 40 languages. i still use it 3 years after to keep up my proficiency a bit, but aside from talking to grocery store clerks and ordering in restaurants and reading the occasional news articles i suck now that i dont use it every day :(
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Priscilla Sonnerhall - Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:42:30 EST ID:WbDEOjjy No.11981 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11979
A really nice resource, thanks!


Learning Turkish by Fuck Grimgold - Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:07:34 EST ID:Ch+tAKXh No.11976 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hello! I've been attempting to learn Turkish for about a month now. I know the basics, like hello, yes, no, goodbye, ect... I was wondering how long on average does it take to learn Turkish let alone a second language fluently. Plus, I was wondering how difficult it is to learn Turkish compared to other languages.


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