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heiroglyphs by Ebenezer Saffingberk - Sun, 31 May 2015 21:46:23 EST ID:kZ9ruhQR No.12155 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Does anybody know the meaning of this symbol? May be egyptian?
Rough picture by the way.

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William Bapperfuck - Wed, 03 Jun 2015 13:08:13 EST ID:sdcwOx0d No.12165 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Samuel Pinnerstid - Thu, 04 Jun 2015 12:22:45 EST ID:wlW0pwcH No.12169 Ignore Report Quick Reply
/spooky/ might be able to help, they love them some occult symbols.
Clara Decklenetch - Thu, 04 Jun 2015 20:29:38 EST ID:ku+a+sfT No.12170 Ignore Report Quick Reply
nah its not
Nobody - Sat, 27 Jun 2015 09:40:55 EST ID:60ieSg2M No.12202 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It means "Satan up yo butt" (Nah, j/k. . . but it could)
Beatrice Hunnergold - Mon, 29 Jun 2015 03:22:07 EST ID:l3bN8S44 No.12206 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Too simple. Gonna need context.

Esperanto & Duolingo by James Pengernug - Fri, 29 May 2015 12:17:22 EST ID:kscWCA1l No.12152 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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An article about the New York Esperanto Society and the new Duolingo Esperanto course.

Nigger Drummertedge - Fri, 12 Jun 2015 03:26:04 EST ID:QPZGgFX/ No.12182 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This makes me wanna learn Esperanto in earnest rather than kinda here n there like I'm doing now. I appreciate the link OP.
Sidney Classlewill - Sat, 27 Jun 2015 21:59:32 EST ID:hvUGT5Yh No.12205 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Not sure what 420chan allows advertising-wise but I thought I'd mention there is a pretty active esperanto-language chan board called Verda-Chan.

This is driving me up the wall. Does this word not exist in English? by Jack Clunnershaw - Mon, 25 May 2015 01:48:29 EST ID:QPZGgFX/ No.12145 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Tl;dr at bottom.

I've been running into a whole bunch of situations to use a certain word, but the only problem is, I can't seem to think of what it could possibly be. It all started when I watched Brother Bear with my girlfriend. I noticed everyone's totem animals tended to represent more what they were missing/lacking in their lives/personalities than representations of their actual selves, even if not literally. For the unfamiliar, the main character needed to feel more love, or something, so he turned into a bear, which totemically represented love. Another character was assigned the dog (wisdom) totem, because he's kind of a dumbass. You see? And I thought it was a brilliant concept, that there could be a word/thing that represents, purely, that which is missing. So, after the movie was over, I looked up the etymology and meaning of (a) "totem", but was disappointed to find it wasn't exactly what I was thinking about. However, I haven't been able to find a word that does mean what I'm talking about ever since "totem" left this gap in my head for a word that has a certain meaning/concept. (Ironically, this word would describe itself, in my case.) That concept being: Something that is something missing; something that fills a gap which it specifically fulfills (in a square-peg-square-hole kinda way); something that represents anything (could be something like "confidence") missing. Any word in any language would do, I just need this word because I keep coming into situations in which I want to use this word, as if my brain thinks it contains such a word when it actually doesn't or no such word exists. I've searched plenty of reverse dictionaries and thesauruses to no avail. I've come across plenty of antonyms, ironically enough ("lacuna", "gap", etc).

>What is a word that means "Something that is The Thing that is missing; something that fills a gap which it specifically fulfills; something that represents anything missing"? Any language is fine. I'd prefer if the word was explained in depth.
Thank you kind travelers. Be safe.
Pic unrelated.
Frederick Grimdock - Mon, 25 May 2015 02:52:32 EST ID:l1vv4dpW No.12146 Ignore Report Quick Reply
No, as with almost all ideas, that doesn't get its own word in English. In Esperanto you could say mankaso and I'm sure there's some German compound that would be generally understood.
Jack Clunnershaw - Mon, 25 May 2015 03:16:13 EST ID:QPZGgFX/ No.12147 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Ooh! I have been interested in Esperanto because of the ease with which one can fashion together new words like that (or so I gather). So instead of saying "[Comic book character] is my confidence totem," (because this use of "totem" is incorrect, as I found out) I could say "[Comic book character] is my confidence mankaso"? I could also title my folder with hundreds of pictures of artistic inspiration and reference "art mankaso", yes?

I appreciate your help polyglotted stranger.
Nobody - Sat, 27 Jun 2015 10:05:29 EST ID:60ieSg2M No.12203 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I think what your looking for would be better researched in philosophy than etymology to find your word or term. . . something like an "Epistemological Key" , although I don't think that exactly fits the bill
Sidney Classlewill - Sat, 27 Jun 2015 21:56:31 EST ID:hvUGT5Yh No.12204 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I also thought of "mankaĵo" immediately... (assuming you meant mankaĵo...)

for OP: mankaĵo literally means "lacking thing", "missing thing" or even "imperfect thing" in the sense that it is lacking something--which actually makes it sort of the opposite of what you want, or at least ambiguous. To be absolutely clear you could say "mankantaĵo" which emphasizes that it is the thing that is currently missing, not just a thing that has to do with missing-ness.

Also, weirdly, I'm only here right now because I searched for "homaranismo" on google images and found OP's cheese pic for some reason, and wanted to view the page it was on.

As for English...That's really tough. Really the only thing that has come to mind after a few minutes of thinking on it is when people say "the missing piece of the puzzle". So...puzzle piece?

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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CrazyFolksTribe !loJSOMZg0g - Tue, 23 Jun 2015 23:45:17 EST ID:QHuF45VI No.12191 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Steal or pirate some books.
Sophie Podgemud - Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:27:51 EST ID:gEvP3DAh No.12192 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It will be hard to do outside a university
Hannah Collerforth - Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:59:09 EST ID:tT1C4yzV No.12194 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Nigga pls. Also, a lot of people who are serious about Greek will tell you to start with Attic.
Shitting Sammlechudge - Wed, 24 Jun 2015 13:37:35 EST ID:uDveC9em No.12196 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Do you know any books that I can steal or pirate?

Well it's good if it isn't obscure. I didn't know I'm supposed to learn Attic first, though. I really don't know anything about Greek, I just want to read the New Testament in its original language.
Nobody - Sat, 27 Jun 2015 09:35:58 EST ID:60ieSg2M No.12201 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I dont know how intent you are, but I start here for Koine: http://biblehub.com/interlinear/matthew/1-1.htm

tips for learning the arabic alphabet by Phyllis Chongerridge - Wed, 13 May 2015 23:30:03 EST ID:KJu4J5EH No.12125 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hey, begun trying to learn Arabic. Like..just begun..

Anyone have any tips on how to learn the alphabet? I've just been trying to memorize by writting it repeatedly but I've enver tried learning a language with a different script before.

Any experiences, suggestions, tips.

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Alice Liddell - Sun, 17 May 2015 11:30:51 EST ID:LC6DxF/v No.12132 Ignore Report Quick Reply
you're not trolling anyone with that though, the most you will manage is make yourself look silly
William Mogglelock - Thu, 21 May 2015 11:59:10 EST ID:vEVwky0u No.12138 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Fucking cringing.

Priscilla Worthingspear - Wed, 24 Jun 2015 17:42:50 EST ID:4Yw0YA03 No.12197 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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What would you think of someone who claims that "there is no universe"?

> the most you will manage is make yourself look silly

That's it.
Nobody - Sat, 27 Jun 2015 09:22:36 EST ID:60ieSg2M No.12199 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Write محمد هو نبي كاذب -- that means "Mohammad is a false prophet"
Nobody - Sat, 27 Jun 2015 09:32:28 EST ID:60ieSg2M No.12200 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You could also write الإسلام يتبع النبي الكاذب الذي يتبع اله كاذبة --"Islam follows a false prophet who follows the false god" . . . but dont blame me when that demon religion 'of love' murders everyone you love. Just sayin.

Spanish by Joseph Stalin - Wed, 08 Apr 2015 19:21:57 EST ID:x4iOujrH No.12057 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What the best and easiest way to learn Spanish?
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Ghengis Dong - Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:59:36 EST ID:w8lQyzMl No.12105 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I should add that at the most basic stage there's the necessary evil of learning grammatical forms. This is what discourages most people in my experience. Spanish is easier than a lot of languages, but definitely is more trouble than something highly regular like Swahili or Persian (though phonemically it's far simpler than the latter). Again the key is to acquire the forms by using them in authentic communication as opposed to drilling or memorizing which limit their focus to the "declarative" as opposed to "procedural" aspects of knowledge

nb doublepost
Beatrice Drangerfuck - Tue, 19 May 2015 09:56:20 EST ID:RzqSIIIZ No.12135 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I always recommend to absorve culture in the language you want to learn. That's basically how I learnt the little I know about english, as a Portuguese native speaker. It was kinda easy because Yankee's culture is all around the world (hur cultural imperialism dur). I don't discard the few years I took lessons on it, but certainly going from watching movies to even talk english at imageboards complemented a lot (even tho I still need to improve).
Reuben Nondledale - Wed, 20 May 2015 11:21:16 EST ID:CkaizL2M No.12136 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Move to Mexico.

May not be the right to choice of country, because they have variations of speaking Spanish in different provinces. I would recommend somewhere like Nicaragua, because it's inexpensive and if you want to teach, the majority of people in the professional's field speak Spanish the correct way.

I teach English at a private school and normally I would recommend Duolingo.com. It's very useful.
Sophie Podgemud - Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:00:51 EST ID:gEvP3DAh No.12195 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Best "neutral" spanish speaking countries are:

-Costa Rica (Even though they have "voseo")

I'm Uruguayan btw. I wouldn't recommend it here at all.
Barnaby Wazzleson - Fri, 26 Jun 2015 19:59:26 EST ID:oUsHICCI No.12198 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>I'm Uruguayan btw. I wouldn't recommend it here at all.
Care to elaborate why.

Swearing/curse words by Martha Trotdale - Sun, 24 May 2015 07:19:24 EST ID:+sj1g0/i No.12141 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What do you think is the best language for swearing?
Like which ones would feels the best to throw at someone and how aggressive they sound as well?
Fucking Breffingford - Sun, 24 May 2015 12:49:57 EST ID:NOxvHYwd No.12142 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Cantonese is exquisite for swearing in. All kinds of combinations of various family members in unlikely sexual liaisons with various farm animals.
Mandarin is just too formal, even the insults are polite, and it sounds so soft, but Cantonese sounds like a cat fight at the best of times with all the funny tones.

Arabic and German are also good, all the guttural sounds. Arabic has the bonus of some very picturesque traditional curses.
Ian Brisslehood - Wed, 27 May 2015 15:38:13 EST ID:siGU1sqf No.12149 Ignore Report Quick Reply
French Canadian French.
Polly Clonnerford - Thu, 28 May 2015 12:57:58 EST ID:atBiaI45 No.12150 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Sophie Podgemud - Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:28:31 EST ID:gEvP3DAh No.12193 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Korean, Learning Approach by Cyril Woffingmun - Wed, 03 Jun 2015 11:58:44 EST ID:e2iJ85hY No.12163 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hi, so having never learned a language from scratch before (I'm bilingual, but from birth so I soaked it in as a kid), I'm wondering. What's the best way to approach learning an East Asian language for an English speaker. Or even, a language at all?

I tried a few video tutorials going through conversational Korean and how to respond and ask questions, how to introduce yourself, the differences between formal/informal responses but a friend of mine who knows Korean relatively well said it was probably a better idea to start from scratch, from the alphabet and learn the language structure and try to understand it that way.

TL;DR Feeling a little lost, how to learn Korean from scratch for an English speaker?
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Hamilton Gullymire - Thu, 11 Jun 2015 14:18:33 EST ID:dyEUAL1Q No.12178 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'm studying Japanese. The first thing I did was learn how to read, write, and pronounce their "alphabets" *I use that term loosely) of Hiragana and Katakana. Knowing these helped me move into Kanji. Korean is a bit easier, I think, since you don't have to memorize Kanji. In Korean you can at least phonetically sound out a word you don't know, but if you don't know a Kanji in Japanese or Chinese you'd have to look it up. So I'd drill myself every day until I knew them forwards and backwards. Then I used a variety of books, language web sites, and software to learn the basics of grammar. During this time I'd use language learning sites and software to expand my vocabulary on common words and phrases. There's no one real way. I say just crack open books, dictionaries, open up learning web sites, and download Rosetta stone. Use them all at the same time.
Nigger Drummertedge - Fri, 12 Jun 2015 02:58:49 EST ID:QPZGgFX/ No.12181 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I did the same thing (also with Japanese), and I'd say this is a good start. Other than that, OP, just tackle it from as many angles as you can and immerse yourself in the language as much as much as possible. The more media and learning material you're putting in your brain, the better. Memorizing songs really helped me with pronunciation and vocabulary (and creatively stretching grammar). Participating in online communities helped me feel more comfortable with the concept of talking to people at all in my non-native language, and also to get used to reading and writing. Also, you may feel like a loon and/or a Koreaboo, but thinking aloud in your target language really, really helps to get more comfortable with speaking it, especially when there's hardly anyone around to speak with in your target language (or you're embarrassed to speak with those who are more fluent). Do it until the first thoughts that pop into your brain at any given moment are Korean.

Also, patience is key; I'm an impatient kinda guy, and with all the Kanji and turns of phrase and whatnot that Japanese possesses, I got frustrated every other day. But on the days I wasn't frustrated, I was amazed that I had learned as much as I had learned, and that the radio static was suddenly turning into words, and that the Kanji was blending with the English words in my screen (a bizarre experience, to say the least). So just keep in mind that as long as you're listening to media, reading learning materials, and legitimately trying, you're learning. Trust me.
Martin Crockleson - Sat, 13 Jun 2015 03:44:02 EST ID:ncvjLqgb No.12183 Ignore Report Quick Reply
learning japanese for me was tramatizing. i would say fuck rote learning and take it slow learn the alphabet by writing things down that you dont know the translation for but atleast no the context.
Graham Gimblewill - Wed, 17 Jun 2015 22:02:22 EST ID:O7Q/1T7A No.12184 Ignore Report Quick Reply
IDK, but the korean alphabet is best alphabet.
Graham Gimblewill - Wed, 17 Jun 2015 22:04:44 EST ID:O7Q/1T7A No.12185 Ignore Report Quick Reply
ANd by that, I mean look at the chart. Each character is composed of multiple letters. So it looks like a shitload to learn, but it's really just 14 letters. In practice, I'm sure you eventually learn each symbol by sight. But in theory, you can learn the alphabet in a couple days.

How do you say X in Y? by Lydia Dangerhun - Tue, 17 Feb 2015 12:38:40 EST ID:2SLM4fvR No.12006 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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General thread for wanting to know how to say something in a particular language.

How do you say "Nothing to see here", in Russian, written in Cyrillic?
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James Shakelock - Sun, 07 Jun 2015 20:06:05 EST ID:vOtbHnOW No.12174 Ignore Report Quick Reply
How do you transliterate Ahmad/Ahmed/Achmed
Phineas Gaddlelet - Wed, 10 Jun 2015 13:12:59 EST ID:XIfXrNph No.12176 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Is it some kind od turkic/arabian names?

We don't have such letter in Russian.
Archie Lightfuck - Wed, 10 Jun 2015 17:02:08 EST ID:PA1j1GkT No.12177 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Now, "vinograd" is the Slovak word for "vineyard". Can the Russian word винoгрaд mean this too?
Martin Cloblinglidge - Thu, 11 Jun 2015 16:39:42 EST ID:13A6+YoB No.12179 Ignore Report Quick Reply
To be honest, no one cares what you have in Russia because Russia is shit
Molly Follynot - Fri, 12 Jun 2015 02:39:59 EST ID:k3/RB6wa No.12180 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Can the Russian word винoгрaд mean this too?
No, wineyard is винoгрaдник.

Lost in Translation by Hannah Fattingville - Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:21:25 EST ID:7eexnvjt No.11974 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Let's lament in this thread many great things lost that are difficult to translate from language to language.

I was watching The Jungle Book with my niece, and that song "bare necessities" came on. The joke of the song is that Baloo is a bear, so the phrase "bare necessities" could also be heard as "bear necessities." I loved the word play, but quickly began thinking about how such a song couldn't work in another language, unless there happens to be another language in which the word for "minimal" happens to be a homophone with the word for "bear."

I often think of all the jokes and witticisms that we are missing out on because of language barriers, and in turn, I think about how many jokes other language speakers are missing out on as well.

So, if you can think of any examples of something interesting or funny that loses its charm via translation, please post them! Jokes, proverbs, poems, etc. And if possible, provide a brief explanation of why it can't be translated well.

Pic somewhat related: a brief Latin couplet. While there might be translations that capture the meaning of the poem, no language could possibly reproduce the intensity of these eight verbs spread across these two brief lines.
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Eugene Cringerway - Sun, 24 May 2015 04:42:13 EST ID:UMhMUpEu No.12140 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Forwards forever, backwards never?
Marta Huffington - Sat, 30 May 2015 06:14:59 EST ID:iybBgaRw No.12153 Ignore Report Quick Reply
No. The guy gave the translation in his very post...
William Bapperfuck - Wed, 03 Jun 2015 13:15:03 EST ID:sdcwOx0d No.12166 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The English translation of the Asterix the Gaul comics are famous for either carrying over the sly use of puns of the original, or replacing them with equally good original jokes...
Cornelius Chorrywater - Fri, 05 Jun 2015 16:48:48 EST ID:hvs1x3K0 No.12172 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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The Egyptians went to town with the dubbing of Toy Story. They added their own jokes to them and messed with the lines. I remember there is a scene when Mr.Potato head re-arranges his face to look like one of Picasso's Cubist painting and approaches Piggy and shouts "I am Picasso!" which Pig replies "I don't drink that stuff" thinking it was a type of an alcoholic drink. Mr.Potato head even calls him and idiot and an imbecile but in the Arabic tongue its more of a dismissal than an insult.
Jenny Duzzlestock - Mon, 08 Jun 2015 02:13:29 EST ID:hnNOTh7j No.12175 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The poster you responded to was giving a translation that also rhymes, not asking what the original means.

Asian Scripts in English by Edwin Bonningspear - Tue, 09 Jul 2013 17:25:39 EST ID:1/E/HzJe No.9679 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Considering the how little corellation there is between Chinese spoken language and their written script, can you learn to read the scripts in another language without knowing how speak Chinese/Japanese/etc? Or am I underestimating the connection between them?
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Walter Penderson - Sat, 13 Jul 2013 09:05:49 EST ID:9qXUCh+p No.9703 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I find I can read some Japanese kanji, as it came from traditional Chinese characters. It's helpful when I'm at Tokyo airport or something. But yeah, Mandarin today is sort of an amalgamation of Chinese language in order to make more harmony with the nation. You can learn by memory what the shape of a character is and then associate it with English meaning, but it's a slow and limited method as you do not make new interconnections with the language.
David Sazzledale - Fri, 19 Jul 2013 00:53:04 EST ID:BHZ+7rpC No.9724 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>You can learn by memory what the shape of a character is and then associate it with English meaning, but it's a slow and limited method as you do not make new interconnections with the language.

What is the alternative method them because I learn by learning the English meaning, then the pinyin, and finish by sticking in a sentence.
Phoebe Bavingforth - Tue, 23 Jul 2013 01:54:49 EST ID:NqJL1ymG No.9745 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That's the alternate; he sort of means not leaning the Mandarin at all, only the written language. Very rote, unsystematic, prone to error. You shouldn't try learning the writing system without at least one spoken language that uses it for something of that scale.

Analogically: the method he's talking about is like learning that 中 in English is written "middle" without ever learning that it's pronounced "mih-dull" and not zhōng.

My suggestion would be to maybe reverse the meaning and the pinyin in your method, though (so for example learn 中 as zhōng before learning it as "middle"). This will force your mind into making more connections and predictions about characters, as well as more or less forcing you to think in Chinese.

With foreign languages in general, it's best to try and establish your words by context and understand them passively, instead of translating it in your head.
Lydia Blatherson - Wed, 20 May 2015 21:06:49 EST ID:08IqRJGc No.12137 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'm fluent in Japanese, and I can sort of make sense of written traditional Chinese (what they write in ROC/Taiwan) even though I have absolutely no clue of how any of it is pronounced and don't kmow any spoken Chinese beyond a couple of words like 'thank you,' 'China' and 'hello,' which I probably mispronounce.

The most complex text I've read this way was the manual for a very simple piece of software.
Ghengis Dong - Tue, 02 Jun 2015 23:51:13 EST ID:w8lQyzMl No.12162 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The alternative method is to learn by using the language to produce meaning. You can learn to read best by writing, to listen by speaking, and most in the field of SLA would argue that combining speaking and writing is the only legitimate way to achieve mastery in either. Without combining methods of output you never develop the nuanced features necessary to understand or communicate fluently.

No Homaranismo by Fucking Breffingford - Sun, 24 May 2015 13:07:18 EST ID:NOxvHYwd No.12143 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Sup, /lang/oliers. Got one for you, does anyone know where to find the full text of L.L. Zamenhof's* "The Declaration of Homaranismo"?

*You know, the Esperanto guy.
Frederick Pemmlefore - Mon, 25 May 2015 00:17:28 EST ID:J2RC/AFI No.12144 Ignore Report Quick Reply
No, but you shouldn't have any trouble finding something the Dogmoj de Homaranismo.
Hamilton Numblemat - Thu, 28 May 2015 13:04:17 EST ID:bh9jqNpB No.12151 Ignore Report Quick Reply
But I wanted to get some quotes and using a translation program from Esperanto makes it sound like fucking lolcats.
Phineas Goddledock - Sun, 31 May 2015 04:17:41 EST ID:j/CUSOBR No.12154 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Never mind, I found it myself.


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