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FUCK THE POLICE! In multiple languages! by David Deshduck - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:35:08 EST ID:vwn4pbtv No.11709 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Let's do something useful with our linguistic knowledges!

Post "Fuck the police," in as many languages as you can.
Bonus points for "Smoke weed every day."
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Hamilton Hollerhig - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:21:13 EST ID:mPRdrUeT No.11728 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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nique la police!
baise la police!
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Edwin Chingerkene - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:35:28 EST ID:vwn4pbtv No.11729 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Anyone know "Fuck the police," in Latin or Ancient Greek?
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Cornelius Blathershaw - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:07:28 EST ID:Z1v+SCTB No.11730 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11729
maybe... pedicate vigilem

Though unfortunately there's a huge cultural thing here. Latin didn't have police in the sense we do; they had a night watch or vigil. Then there's the fact that Romans were absolutely nasty and had too many non-overlapping equivalents to english profanity.

So while fuck the police is a legit translation of what I said, a more literal translation is "sodomize the nightwatch", with the word for sodomize being especially tied to ancient greek pederasty shit (same pede- as in pedophile too).

Also while fuck the police is kinda rude in English, sodomize the vigil in Latin is about the worst thing you could say about them, period. They didn't care if you liked guys but the worst thing ever was if you liked taking it from guys up the butt. It made you worse than a woman and they were absolutely fucking misogynistic to the point where they didn't really even give girls names.
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Shit Niggerville - Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:11:16 EST ID:xuRu5Yn5 No.11733 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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ba het polisia sira!

fuma du'ut loroloron
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Nathaniel Pickhood - Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:01:06 EST ID:XRI0QuV2 No.11734 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11709

性交警察


WRITTEN Language by Sidney Sinkinkare - Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:16:11 EST ID:24ygmyw9 No.11555 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Native Hindi and English speaker here . However I am learning the north Indian script . I can read Urdu - which is mutually intelligible but uses Arabic alphabet .

So got to thinking . Even tho i only speak 2 languages i can read 4 scripts : Latin Greek Arab Devnagar

So what spoken languages and what scripts are you fluent and what you want to learn ? Aside from the above I know a little spanish and franch but nowhere near fluent. As far as writing chinese interests me .
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Hedda Dummerlock - Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:04:38 EST ID:i0gwflFu No.11559 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I know cyrillic and arabic, from having tried to study russian and arabic, though german is the only foreign language i'm anywhere near competent in. I'm planning to start learning chinese any day now, but it's summer so it might still postpone a lot.

Traditional mongol script, i.e. the one still used in china's inner mongolia, is what I would want to learn. It's quite pretty so it's unsurprising it's derived from older arabic scripts.
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Molly Murdway - Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:52:10 EST ID:NqJL1ymG No.11562 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11559
Arab? No, Tibetan, ultimately through Nagari. Their LCA was either like sogdian or phoenecian I think. Although maybe I guess the caligraphies influenced one another? Like Arabic did on Latin or Latin on Cyrillic?

For me personally, I can only speak German, English, and a little itty bit of Latin from High School. But I can read the Cyrillic (the most beautiful proper alphabet imo), Armenian, Greek, Latin, Coptic, with extremely marginal competence with Hanzi and of all things Egyptian Hieroglyphics....

I'm currently learning Mongolian though, partly for the reasons above, mostly because I want do something about the Altaic hypothesis.... I'm dumb maybe
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John Trotworth - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:39:47 EST ID:p2ujFQVr No.11731 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The alphabets of India / southeast Asia are for the most part language specific. E.g Thai alphabet for Thai language . Tamil alphabet for Tamil language . I think this shows the cultural influence and diversity of brhmic but causes a cluster fuck for mobility.


Where as Latin Arab Cyrillic Chinese are the the alphabet for many spoken language . Eg arab for arabic persian . And latin for the western world and beyond .I think this shows the influence of these military religious political etc . Most of ancient scripts discovered through out the world are where Arab alphabet is now used . Fertile crescent Indus valley .
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Walter Blirringfoot - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:35:19 EST ID:jlgKRZMK No.11732 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Even though I'm Muslim and exposed to Arabic constantly, I don't really like the alphabet. It's complicated (every letter has 3 forms based on if it's first, last, or a middle letter in a word) and seems to artistic to be functional. Like it's beautiful yes, but for means of communication you don't want beauty you want functionality. For this reason I am also not a fan at all of cuneiform.

I find the Greek alphabet to be very appealing, also the Cherokee which was somewhat based on Greek, sorta ish.

The Chinese / Japanese Kanji concept of one character = one word is interesting but again, very intricate and artistic.

And to be quite honest I find Hebrew writing to be a good medium.


Esperanto by Basil Drugglefield - Mon, 04 Aug 2014 14:50:20 EST ID:1v08dn/1 No.11592 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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"A great opportunity seemed to arise for Esperanto when, in the 1920s, the Iranian delegation to the League of Nations proposed that it be adopted for use in international relations. In the ensuing debate there were vicious attacks on Esperanto. The French representative was particularly vociferous in arguing against this proposal. From his point of view French was the international language. The proposal was defeated.

In Nazi Germany and in the Soviet Union Esperantists faced persecution. Hitler had mocked Esperanto in Mein Kampf. Stalin called Esperanto “the language of spies.” Both Hitler and Stalin had large numbers of Esperantists killed. The whole tragic story of the persecution of the Esperantists has been told by a German scholar, Ülrich Lins, in La Danĝera Lingvo (The Dangerous Language). "

http://www.esperanto.ie/en/zaft/zaft_2.html
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Ghengis Dong - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:04:57 EST ID:5rSHWso6 No.11722 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11721
*all individuals throughout all societies?*
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Nigel Pummershaw - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:49:29 EST ID:1v08dn/1 No.11723 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11721
I make one simple point, yet you decide to act like I said that "esperanto is immutable is the height of arrogance" I stated that was the case compared to other languages. So far you haven't adressed that issue. You're simply arguing against a case I am not making.
I am not acting like a cunt, you are. Why would you think I am acting hystericla against the English language? I like English. I am writing in it now...
You are simply trying to provoke me.
You are unable to prove me wrong, that Esperanto is less likely to change over time as the universal lingua franca compared to languages like Russian or French.
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Ghengis Dong - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:44:54 EST ID:5rSHWso6 No.11724 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11723
I'm not required to prove you wrong. You're the one making a claim. Educate yourself.
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Ghengis Dong - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:49:14 EST ID:5rSHWso6 No.11725 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11723
You also claimed in your other thread "english is the global language" and "wipes out other language groups". A language doesn't have agency. That's an issue of an oppressive globalist economy. Conflating the two is senseless enough that I would consider it an act hysteria.

Your case for esperanto has no basis in fact.
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John Pandlekeck - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:28:08 EST ID:1v08dn/1 No.11727 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11724
I won't bother. It's pretty self-evident that learning a more complicated language is more likely to change than an international auxiliary language.
>>11725
Talk about nitpicking. I am well aware that English is not a consistent being. My problem with English is that it is a complicated irregular language not fit for international communication. People waste years learning English when a few months of Esperanto would suffice, and they would be much more fluent in the end language.
Your butthurt has no basis in fact.


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.


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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Shit Hiffinghall - Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:24:21 EST ID:tEdc4xb4 No.11690 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11683
I know right this board is just a breeding ground for English vs Spanish vs mandarin shit fights, why can't we multi-linguists just talk about shit with out being all angry and mean
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Ebenezer Buzzstone - Wed, 10 Sep 2014 17:30:45 EST ID:bwgAMae1 No.11692 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11690
no se. muchos pendejos me imagino, no entiendo proque tiene que peilar por vavosadas.
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Martin Pittlock - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:59:42 EST ID:QxKMFbaI No.11695 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11692
We speak English on this board and country. God bless america
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Isabella Dicklepat - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 20:02:04 EST ID:dG4CW9sx No.11702 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>11692

> vavosadas

good try tho
but that anon is right, english is kind of pretty basic to start using, I don't know exactly what is the point of comparisson when everyone refers to "spanish vs englis vs mandrin wars" spanish is very rich and has some pretty details like that "ser/estar" difference and all but nobody who is a native speaker gives a flying fuck about grammar or syntaxis. Mandrin is complex I guess, maybe that is cool?, english is widespread and easy.
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fish - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 03:51:34 EST ID:FcJthc+G No.11706 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11695
ha.


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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Shit Murdhall - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 01:56:39 EST ID:MjqW+o8h No.11684 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Me, I learned Scots Gaelic when I was a child (just from library books and snippets on the internet, this was while the other kids were playing football and looking at girls).
Then I looked at some Irish but I never had anyone to practise these languages with. And the whole world is a showcase of the weird and wonderful languages so I couldn't keep it in my head while I learned some other languages
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Emma Bivingnat - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 23:55:45 EST ID:Z1v+SCTB No.11687 Ignore Report Quick Reply
My favorite teacher in high school was man named Jones. To reconnect with his Welsh roots (and study musicology the way he wanted; he was a music man) he worked his way into a program that got him a scholarship to Oxford I believe. This was way back right after Ireland got fully independent, he was an old guy.

But while he was learning how to be a welshman everyone was talking about how "Irish probably won't even survive until the 80s" or something so he took to helping preserve it as a linguist and a musicologist, and became extremely fluent in multiple dialects of Gaelic. For a long time he lived there but for whatever reason ended up in California. There's a super small but present Gaelic community south of where I am and he got involved with him. He told stories of speaking in Gaelic until his wife called or something, and speak American English perfectly and send the natives into a shock when they realized he wasn't one of them.

In addition to his teaching musicianship (which included music theory and a whole bunch of things) he'd teach a "celtic studies" elective for two weeks about every 6 months. We'd do a little bit of language learning but nothing respectable, but we would get to watch Aifric or Gaelic language spongebob and listen to Celtic Music of all kinds (he taught us a puirt a beul for the fun of it). And occasionally see Welsh things too but according to him like no one cares about welsh so there's nothing available for it or in it.

Also about England, the famine, the IRA in all its incarnations, and why Oliver Cromwell was literally Hitlersatan

That's about my experience with it as an American. Other than because of him I include music from like Altan, Julie Fowlis, or Alan Stivell in my collection. And ran into a few people who really loved the languages through that class. Tolkien geeks and this guy who loved Debussy
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Emma Bivingnat - Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:00:55 EST ID:Z1v+SCTB No.11688 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11687
Should mention he was also Albanian on his ma's side but since Shqip hit the fan and went full commie he pursued his dad's side.
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Ernest Snodway - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 20:46:54 EST ID:rcuSMzvq No.11704 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I feel obliged to point out that not "sweet fuck all" people speak Irish. Admittedly its not a huge amount, but lets say youre including people who have a reasonably functionaning conversational knowledge of it (although far from perfect or even that good) and Im quite sure that figure goes up to around 500,000 (maybe even more but I doubt it). Obviously as a percentage of the entire population of the island of Ireland it's not a huge amount but for a language that has suffered so much oppression, immigration and then poor attempts at reviiving/teaching it by its new masters its not the worst.

Although I am Irish OP I have a fair amount of Irish when I immerse myself in it. I visited the Aran Islands a while ago, with my Irish-speaking ex and so naturally was surrounded lots of native Irish being spoken around the island. I stopped being shy about it and started speaking it and realized I had way more than I thought. I think the same is a lot for of Irish people, we are taught it for so long even though its method is terrible, but despite that it stays locked away in the back of our minds and speak it for a few days and youll be flying it.

After feeling inspired I began to take Irish classes and doing my every bit of effort into keeping it alive. I listen to it on the radio all the time and make concentrated efforts to speak it with people who can speak it.

Lets never forget as well the people who can actually fluently speak Irish, both as a first or second language. I have many friends who dont come from the Gaeltacht but learned Irish through their own teaching or just studied really hard at school. Although a lot of them did go to Gaelscoils, too. As well there is the large number of teachers, police(wo)men and politicians who are required to learn Irish as part of their profession, though this is slowly changing.

I think its the self-defeatiest attitude that helps to the slow decline of Irish. A lot of people think its unfeasible to learn it or useless, but thinking like this and just using English for everything instead is obviously NOT going to help in its revival. Languages are in constant motion, they change, evolve and some do die. But not all of them, some die, some back. Some arent even dead, Irish is alive - just old. Wouldnt it be so fucking cool to walk around Dublin or Cork city and just hear Irish being used all around you? And as well the development of so many new different types of Irish dialects. Or even a very cool mix of English and Irish (though our version of English is heavily influcenced by Irish).

Although a lot more people in urban areas are starting to learn Irish. It is now middle class urbanites who are making the effort to learn Irish. Which is good, because they will do a better job at reviving it than lower class people. I hate to use classist terms and all that bullshit but you know it is true.

Anyways, sorry to go on a personal rant. I know a lot of people dont give a fuck if Irish lives or not so that is sad but either way if you are or or arent one of those people theres no reason to just let Irish die without even trying to do anything about it.

I live in Galway so I get pretty decent exposure to Irish, but I still wish there was a lot more. I wish Irish was my first language. Im going to have my kids have Irish as their first language. Theres no reason we cant still be completely fluent in English either. I admit I quite like English as well, and it of course has huge benefits.
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Ernest Snodway - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 20:56:30 EST ID:rcuSMzvq No.11705 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11704
One more point; I think a lot of people are scared to learn Irish too because theyre shy about it. I realized there's no point in being shy about it because even if you suck at it there's no harm in speaking it - especially with other people who suck at it. And for people who do speak it theyre always so happy to see others learn it.

Tá mé ag dul codladh anois, oíche mhaith! Feiceann tu? Tá sé easca!


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.


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


German translations for me? by Phineas Winkinwodge - Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:41:10 EST ID:8cqzfMaE No.11664 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Would someone proficient in German be so kind as to translate the song names from Crystal Castles II?

>Fainting Spells
>Celestica (do it the best you can)
>Doe Deer
>Baptism
>Year of Silence
>Empathy
>Suffocation
>Violent Dreams
>Vietnam
>Birds
>Pap Smear
>Not in Love
>Intimate
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Jack Gonkindock - Wed, 03 Sep 2014 12:58:08 EST ID:NqJL1ymG No.11668 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'm bad, not familiar with the source and my german's atrophying but I'm gonna try just because I can. But let me be overruled



>Ohnmachtzauber (fainting magic) Ohmachtsweile (fainting period of time)
>Himmlisch (heavenly) or Himmelland (heavenland) idk Zelestika geht auch
> Hirschkuh (literal, sounds like deercow, maybe like Hinde or Hindin would be better for a female deer)
>Taufe; Baptismus would be understood but it's not as common
>Jahr der Stille or Jahr des Schweigens if it's silence in the shut up sense not the outerspace or frozen tundra sense
>Empathie
>I don't know this off the top of my head, I wanna say Asphyxie (Asphyxia) but that's too scientific. *Suffikation would be the word if the word Germanized normal but no guarantees and it's frenchie anyways and no one likes that
>Gewältige Träume
>Vietnam
>Vögel
>Pap-Test
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Augustus Niggerville - Wed, 03 Sep 2014 14:46:44 EST ID:8cqzfMaE No.11669 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11668
Thanks.
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Jack Gonkindock - Wed, 03 Sep 2014 15:26:19 EST ID:NqJL1ymG No.11670 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11669
Ohmachts Episode for the first I think I was drunk when I typed this


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/


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