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smoke weed everyday in other languages by Fucking Favingpodge - Thu, 28 Mar 2013 20:34:17 EST ID:ORtpm4VC No.9025 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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(mainichi marifana o suu~)
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Graham Pevingtick - Tue, 08 Mar 2016 04:27:54 EST ID:yZ6V5UlA No.12557 Ignore Report Quick Reply
There's no aon. In fact, it's simply "Caith raithneach gach lá" (koh rah-nuck gawk law, in my accent at least)
Graham Pevingtick - Tue, 08 Mar 2016 04:31:08 EST ID:yZ6V5UlA No.12558 Ignore Report Quick Reply
There's a very subtle "i" in between raith and neach, so it's more ra-hi-nuck, but the hi is very discreet. Also it's moreso gohk as opposed to gawk. Just in case anyone is trying to pronounce it because I know Irish has some fucking weird pronounciation.
Ian Cressleridge - Fri, 15 Jul 2016 04:24:53 EST ID:yyTAxU9w No.12606 Ignore Report Quick Reply
(DE) Kiff jede' Tag
Priscilla Turveylock - Fri, 22 Jul 2016 03:01:43 EST ID:NLIiySyc No.12608 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Fuma El mota 247
KekLolKek - Sun, 24 Jul 2016 15:02:33 EST ID:QFuVpH6n No.12611 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Кури трaвку кaждый дeнь. On Russian

Bulgarian by Hugh Smalldale - Sat, 08 Feb 2014 16:03:40 EST ID:1AksULXm No.11057 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I've started being intimate with a girl from Bulgaria and I like surprising her by speaking bulgarian words. But while it's pretty easy to find the phrases "hello, how are you?" Or "I really like you" there's not a lot of books with phrases like "I want to make you scream with pleasure" or "Put my dick so far up your mouth I can't see it anymore"

Anyone here know enough Bulgarian to help me with my dirty phrases?
Cedric Blythebanks - Sun, 09 Feb 2014 01:52:22 EST ID:8nUXwzwo No.11058 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Nell Bankinson - Sat, 23 Jul 2016 11:48:49 EST ID:uauZvyAb No.12610 Ignore Report Quick Reply

"Put my dick so far up your mouth I can't see it anymore" > SHE TI GO VKARAM DO SLIVICITE.

"I want to make you scream with pleasure" Iskam da te eba do poshturyavane

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

tell me about how snotty the kids are going to be
any horror stories (to tell camp-fire style)?
been figuratively fucked in the arse by a language school?
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Walter Sallyfot - Mon, 13 Jun 2016 15:37:30 EST ID:IkmPaxNO No.12597 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I was once teaching this guy who was working at a factory and because his factory was bought by Swedes he was freaking out they are going to fire everyone who does not speak English.

So he found me and I started teaching him some basic stuff like the verb "to be". For almost 30 minutes he could not understand that you, we and they have the same from for be

>Let's try it again how do you say "we are" in English
>We are.
>But "are" is for you

this was like 8th attempt
Martin Bumblewater - Mon, 27 Jun 2016 18:32:17 EST ID:DP5dz+F5 No.12600 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Most languages are a bunch of rules with a couple of exceptions you have to memorize.

English is a bunch of exceptions with a couple of rules you have to memorize.
Rebecca Ceckleville - Mon, 04 Jul 2016 15:11:19 EST ID:lksZKOMh No.12601 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Learning english grammar seems like it'd be a nightmare, there's no coherence anywhere, so I can't say I blame the guy.
Shitting Pickford - Wed, 20 Jul 2016 20:18:57 EST ID:W3DYcx/s No.12607 Ignore Report Quick Reply
not true in both cases.

English has a lot of exceptions, but that's because it's such a mongrel language. But overall, it IS quite regular.
Basil Worthingson - Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:56:56 EST ID:YCGVMi/T No.12609 Ignore Report Quick Reply
English is pretty easy for beginners compared to a lot of languages.

i / you / we /they play
he / she / it plays
i / you / he / she / it / we / they played
i / you / he / she / it / we / they will play

compare that to memorising separate verb endings for each person.
We don't decline nouns like a slavic language
we don't conjugate prepositions like a Gaelic language
we use the roman alphabet...

But once you get past elementary English is hard, every language is hard because every language has its own crazy things.

The more different it is from your own language the more crazy things it seems like it has, but that is only because you don't have similar crazy things in your language, your language has its own crazy.

English by Ernest Fuckleham - Sun, 20 Oct 2013 18:16:28 EST ID:vr2z1SkJ No.10092 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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This is a question for non-Anglophones:

Is your English pronunciation more like British English or American English?

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Albert Pimmlestotch - Thu, 05 May 2016 12:18:20 EST ID:lksZKOMh No.12581 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Sheeeeeeeeeeit, I didn't even consider ebonics.
CrazyFolksTribe !owU3wSU682 - Mon, 06 Jun 2016 01:32:56 EST ID:I9a8QXVg No.12596 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>tfw you get caught up in the excitement and make a post describing the way you speak, when you shouldn't have even posted in this thread in the first place since it's for non-native English speakers
Walter Sallyfot - Mon, 13 Jun 2016 15:39:43 EST ID:IkmPaxNO No.12598 Ignore Report Quick Reply
My English is very slavic-like. I am trying to go with American English because it is simpler to pronounce for me, but even if I try my best everyone still claims I sound like a Russian despite the fact I am not one
Doris Chunnerfare - Sat, 09 Jul 2016 09:53:57 EST ID:kOl4SikP No.12603 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>this bs attitude that Brita think our English is proper or better somehow

England doesn't have ANA accent or one voice the only people that speak RP English ate bbc employees and posh years. The accents are vastly different and these days a lot of American slang has slipped in most people here now say dude
James Turveyford - Mon, 11 Jul 2016 18:15:23 EST ID:QwF64Y6H No.12605 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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As far as I know, the whole Anglophone/Francophone thing is originally a Canadian invention. Pre-1960s, we'd refer to each another as English Canadian/French Canadian, but when bilingualism was institutionalized and we became a country separate from Britain, Francophone/Anglophone started to be widely used to refer to one's mother tongue (without implying that we are differently Canadian).In Canadian French at least, there is no doubt that it commonly refers to first languages as opposed to learned ones (that's the terminology the government uses as well). We would tend to use "francophile" for an Anglophone who speaks French, although it does imply that this person loves the culture/language which isn't always the case. On the other hand, when we say to someone from France that they are Francophones, they often say "No, I'm French". If I'm not mistaken, though, people from Belgium who speak French do call themselves Francophones. But I agree that "non-native speakers" in OP's context avoids the confusion.

Anyway, I'm from the Maritimes (a mostly English-speaking region), and my English is obviously American/Canadian although I have a noticeable French accent. We aren't exposed to much British English, but American culture is all around us. I did an online test that was circulating on this site a while ago (had to choose which pronunciation I would use for different words), and apparently I speak closer to the people in Maine, which makes sense but I didn't know they spoke differently than people from California, Colorado or whatever.

Learning Japanese, tips on remembering Kanji besides radicals by イッカク - Thu, 28 Jan 2016 15:42:43 EST ID:6f3V80M0 No.12536 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Ayy everyone. I'm in the process of learning Japanese. Just recently finished up with learning how to read Hiragana on textfugu and I'm starting on Kanji soon, and also Katakana shortly thereafter. Textfugu does a great job of helping me memerize radicals and stuff, but are there any more ways I can improve my long term memory of Kanji, Hiragana, and Katakana? I found a PDF file of over 1000 Kanji in it so that's definitely going to help out a ton. If nothing else, I'm sure textfugu will help out sufficiently. It's a pretty great website. I highly recommend it for people learning on their own.

>also I'm not a spokesperson for the website, just saying it's really really helpful

Anyone care to share their experiences with learning Japanese? Tips and/or advice are always welcome!
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Martha Cheppersat - Tue, 23 Feb 2016 10:20:33 EST ID:+Q3qI6Wy No.12553 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If you know basic o medium japanese, try Microsoft IME,
start making short sentences that you know like " my name is..."
than the program help you put it in kanji, but be sure you know almost the basic japanese and grammar
Matilda Bravingfet - Tue, 01 Mar 2016 18:01:04 EST ID:frTrHd4n No.12554 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Try reading Japanese text such as manga in which you don't know all the kanji. Every time you find a kanji you don't remember/know, look it up and make sure you know: its meaning, how it's read, and the stroke order for writing it. It may take you a while but I think it might possibly be more effective than just studying flash card type lists as there's context to help you remember it when you read it (the story, etc.).
Angus Turveyway - Wed, 02 Mar 2016 23:50:41 EST ID:2RPCMfTI No.12555 Ignore Report Quick Reply
you should learn hiragana and katakana at the same time. really its just like upper and lowercase letters, same pronunciations, just different looking, or slightly different looking characters.
Cornelius Bussleville - Tue, 10 May 2016 20:33:51 EST ID:8JAjK7aC No.12585 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>I found a PDF file of over 1000 Kanji in it so that's definitely going to help out a ton
if you're not willing to learn at least 2000 Kanji, it makes no sense to even start.
Angus Pockson - Fri, 17 Jun 2016 10:26:19 EST ID:JaVU4zbp No.12599 Ignore Report Quick Reply
learn chinese first, the mother language

then laugh at the strange island-folk usage of the characters

Learning Arabic in a year by alkemest - Sun, 27 Jul 2014 06:35:43 EST ID:86jrGCuF No.11565 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What's up guys, quick question, how do I learn Arabic at least passably in about a years time?
I'm graduating Uni in a year or so with a degree in journalism and polisci, and Palestine has been on my heart and mind for years. This current slaughter is really pushing me towards volunteering to teach English there when I graduate. The thing is that I'll probably want/need some understanding of Arabic before I head over. I can take classes, but I may also need to buckle down and get my required classes done this next year.

What are some tools that are available to learn Arabic? Primarily I'd want to be able to speak it with passable basic writing skills.
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Wesley Fendlefug - Thu, 27 Nov 2014 10:49:14 EST ID:uS2H+RWa No.11878 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11875 atheist here and though I don't believe I acknowledge that religion is a personal thing. People bring in their own values to the religion; the violent person brings violence to his faith and he who's full of love brings love to his faith. Maybe for us religion is something we do not want to subscribe to. Still, imposing this idea or any other on anyone, no matter the evidence, belief or reason behind our words is not the way to peaceful coexistence.

Ps I understand if you want to take this discussion further but remember this is a language board. Islam might be a central force behind Arabic but let's discuss the language here rather than the faith. This is a language board after all.
Molly Buzzman - Fri, 02 Jan 2015 16:42:31 EST ID:EHPAq2I/ No.11943 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I just started arabic too but still learning writing and reading, I mostly use memrise.com and these videos because they are in my native.

For grammar and vbocabulary I'm not really sure either, because I couldn't find any single book in my native about any type of arabic so far. I will either get some random pdfs in english or try the FSI courses as >>11567 suggested.

First I want some decent reading skills because that's how I started japanese earlier as well. Or should I go for spoken arabic first? For chinese, I heard that tip rom several people to start with spoken stuff first and learn writing in parallel.
Jack Fedgeman - Sat, 21 Feb 2015 01:44:44 EST ID:s4ozBC2z No.12010 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>go to Melbourne or Hobart
The meme is real
Rubbing Doom - Sun, 05 Jun 2016 04:21:43 EST ID:H0vxF0ow No.12594 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>Jehovas Witnesses of Muslims

so they also molest their children?
CrazyFolksTribe !owU3wSU682 - Mon, 06 Jun 2016 01:16:53 EST ID:I9a8QXVg No.12595 Ignore Report Quick Reply
/lang/: Where internet druggos and cultural enrichment collide.

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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CrazyFolksTribe !owU3wSU682 - Tue, 19 Jan 2016 06:56:20 EST ID:3VyXICsi No.12530 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Спaсибo, тoвaрищ.

For those who want to learn some interesting Russian vocabulary but have short attention spans, http://xn--ae-blcc4f9a.xn--p1ai/ is actually a very good resource. It adds the fun of pro-Russian memes.
CrazyFolksTribe !owU3wSU682 - Tue, 19 Jan 2016 06:59:39 EST ID:3VyXICsi No.12531 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The link got butchered. It's вштaбe. рф (without the space before the рф, of course)
Jenny Pommerspear - Tue, 16 Feb 2016 15:21:47 EST ID:RNu3qHuL No.12550 Ignore Report Quick Reply
i think pimsleur is fine. i listen while i walk to work, which takes about a half an hour anyhow, so i get one session in, then go speak spanish with my colleagues for a couple hours.
Or just do one session right before bed.
William Hecklewater - Mon, 16 May 2016 11:04:54 EST ID:ePXBqw3V No.12587 Ignore Report Quick Reply


What the fuck kind of a link is that
Esther Diddlekick - Tue, 24 May 2016 22:26:27 EST ID:DZYdMmPM No.12591 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Indeed, it is horrendously boring.
"Now say, what time is it?"

Languages take years to "master". You need lots of exposure to hear all the individual syllables and then finding the meaning is like surfing on 56k internet again.

I recommend pimsleur in small doses. Mix up your learning with some authentic materials. Play video games in that language, they are like a tests; you don't listen/respond, you fail/die. Find a rosetta stone torrent, which isn't authentic but has some interactive components. Find friends who speak it, or join bilingual forums. Languages are rooted with culture, which is rooted in the social element of being human.

I wanna learn a new language. by Koshka - Wed, 23 Oct 2013 17:55:20 EST ID:8Pq3Puce No.10102 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I really don't care if I ever use it. I want to learn a new, less common language.
Here are my stipulations:
It has to have an alphabet. It can't be like Chinese or Japanese where you learn 100s of symbols, stroke counts, and pronunciations.
I was looking at Tamil or Balinese, but I don't have a reliable source to learn either of them. Any suggestions?
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CrazyFolksTribe !owU3wSU682 - Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:41:50 EST ID:3kp9J2U6 No.12386 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yes, it's common to have trouble picking out all the words people say in a language that you mainly learned through a classroom or computer program. Native speakers of most languages will unconsciously talk at a speed that can make it hard for non-native speakers to understand.
Barnaby Drirringfuck - Sun, 06 Dec 2015 02:31:05 EST ID:IihAj1TG No.12494 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Why not Burmese? Short alphabet, easy pronunciation, country (due to finally having free elections/opening up) is poised to become an incredibly strong economy over the next little while (provided the society begins to sort it's corruption)

The people are amazingly kind, also considered to be the most formally Theravada country in the world, it's an amazing place.
Barnaby Drirringfuck - Sun, 06 Dec 2015 02:31:59 EST ID:IihAj1TG No.12495 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Alice Greenlock - Sat, 14 May 2016 22:10:29 EST ID:aLTMW1n3 No.12586 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I want to learn German to an acceptable level (B2) since I want to attend my masters studies there and language to this level is a requirement for International students. Where's the best place to start online? A PDF maybe? Rather not go to the uni and interact with people.
Nicholas Barringdudge - Sun, 22 May 2016 21:50:24 EST ID:iF9OPtHN No.12590 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Karl Sandberg, German for Reading. Brilliant book, no matter how old. Pretty sure you can find the pdf on libgen.

Super Advanced Spanish by Lydia Braffingderk - Thu, 19 May 2016 09:55:02 EST ID:CDym3DV1 No.12589 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I want to do the Dele C1 or C2 exam and I need resources, I'm willing to spend a bit of money but not buy all of the few courses an books out there. So what do you recommend? what are the best resources?

Chulo-points if they are free

pic unrelated

at your level you just need to read any native speaker test and you will somehow magically achieve perfection without hard work

Spanish Tools by Lydia Borringspear - Sat, 05 Dec 2015 11:52:01 EST ID:3uFkg8e9 No.12493 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I want to learn Esperanto, but my English is not good enough to complete the Duolingo course.
Can anyone recommend a good method to learn Esperanto that doesn't involve me typing in English?

Background: I speak Catalan and Spanish fluently.
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Frederick Worthingspear - Wed, 30 Mar 2016 11:38:49 EST ID:muhEf7+F No.12569 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Pre-intermediate English is not harder than esperanto.... it is, however, more useful. learn the very basic level of English that duolingo demands of people first.
Frederick Bivingfatch - Tue, 12 Apr 2016 15:25:57 EST ID:3q4Aevcb No.12570 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You should learn Arabic and move to Saudi or Yemen :))
Clara Brallyhood - Fri, 15 Apr 2016 13:20:24 EST ID:NQ5lHSFD No.12571 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Esperantoland is like most places: everyone claims not to be transphobic, and whenever actual incidents of transphobia happen, everyone says "oh but we're totally not transphobic though!" Most people, including Esperantists, would rather claim not to be transphobic than actually address transphobia within their communities. However, in this particular case, it's not even something that actually matters. It's just a made-up language. So for most people who aren't bros, they get frustrated and leave eventually... unless they're one of the ridiculously naive people who actually thinks it will be an international language some day.
Lydia Braffingderk - Thu, 19 May 2016 09:49:26 EST ID:CDym3DV1 No.12588 Ignore Report Quick Reply
All those languages take years to learn fluently while esperanto takes months
Hamilton Brummerbury - Sat, 28 May 2016 14:58:36 EST ID:IcCx91CT No.12593 Ignore Report Quick Reply
What about learning International Sign instead of Esperanto? http://www.sematos.eu/isl-p-always-1400.html

It looks better on a CV, it theoretically allows you to talk to more people and a bigger variety of people, and it is a truly universal language instead of just a castrated Spanish (totally unfair on non-European L1 learners().


Deitsch by CrazyFolksTribe !owU3wSU682 - Mon, 21 Dec 2015 21:36:44 EST ID:3VyXICsi No.12515 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Does anyone here speak Pennsylvania German or have an interest in the language?

Pennsilfaanisch Deitsch is:
  • only a native language to certain groups of Americans and Canadians whose ancestors came from a specific region of Germany.
  • similar to some High / West German dialects, but also borrows lots of words from North American English.
  • almost completely a spoken language; Deitsch music and literature exist but even spelling can change from one author/artist to the next.

I find this language interesting even though it's only useful in highly specific situations and regions. I used to live in an area with a sizable Amish population and always thought the language sounded relaxing. Almost all the Amish past a certain age know English too, and even when talking with each other they sometimes use Deitsch and English interchangeably.

I'm using internet resources to learn some basic Deitsch. Maybe I'll be able to have a conversation with some Amish folks in their native language someday. Or at least I'll be able to tell what they're saying when they talk to each other.
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Ghengis Dong - Sun, 07 Feb 2016 14:25:53 EST ID:w8lQyzMl No.12542 Ignore Report Quick Reply
to clarify, it wasn't historically exclusive to the amish, but is for the most part nowadays. I had a classmate whose grandmother wasn't an immigrant, and barely spoke english because pennsylvania german was the standard in a lot of small communities
John Pupperson - Sat, 20 Feb 2016 22:50:44 EST ID:BaQMI3Pf No.12551 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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yeah i live in central pa too. i never had much interest, but i've heard it a bunch. A lot of older country folk you hear with thick accents . my shitty racist father thinks he does a good impression. for real, though, some times you hear an old timer say something really dutchie and you just wanna be like "fuck dude you are trying too hard"

i think a lot of older pennsylvanias with pennsylvania dutch heritage idealize their ancestors way of life and are clinging to what are probably the last vestiges of the language

Hex signs are pretty dank, too.
CrazyFolksTribe !owU3wSU682 - Sun, 21 Feb 2016 23:51:59 EST ID:3VyXICsi No.12552 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>some times you hear an old timer say something really dutchie and you just wanna be like "fuck dude you are trying too hard"
That's wonderful. It reminds me of when Southern rednecks really overdo the drawl to sound more patriotic to their homeland. I never lived near the main Pennsylvania Dutch area of PA so I never got the chance to hear a non-Amish person speak it.

I wouldn't be surprised if, after the middle of this century, most of the "progressive" Amish and similar groups have all but switched to English for both public and family matters. I have a powerful attraction to dying languages of the U.S. and wouldn't mind keeping it alive for no practical reason.

One last thought: Deitsch sounds much more subdued and "rounded" than standard German, and the inflection/accent seems to have more in common with American English than with standard German. I also love how calmly and quietly it's spoken compared to English.

Deitsch word of the day: gschriwwe
Doris Hobberfod - Sun, 08 May 2016 16:38:20 EST ID:v3xAEYJ1 No.12582 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Does it mean "written"?
CrazyFolksTribe !owU3wSU682 - Tue, 10 May 2016 01:46:34 EST ID:ASCbueoR No.12584 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I believe so. I've barely done any learning on this language since creating the thread though.

Random observation: Last week I was with a couple Amish guys and noticed that they preferred the English words for prices and numbers, even when the rest of the conversation was in Deitsch.

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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Graham Sankinforth - Wed, 06 Jan 2016 22:59:27 EST ID:/cPrpxm0 No.12520 Ignore Report Quick Reply

or chingue su madre la policía.
Basil Mittingstodging - Thu, 07 Jan 2016 15:24:39 EST ID:AO3mMJTB No.12522 Ignore Report Quick Reply
in hebrew: zin al-hmstra(זיין על המשטרה)-dick on the police

lazeen ath ha-mistra(לזיין את המשטרה)-to fuck the police

madinat mishtra(מדינת משטרה)-police country

mostly said by pissed off civilians who usually go protests or hating the police
Henry Brellydit - Sun, 27 Mar 2016 11:03:21 EST ID:+bmNjXX0 No.12566 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Also "smoke weed everyday" could be sth like
"Her gün ot tüttür"
Ebenezer Pockfield - Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:59:11 EST ID:Fh9DOAL1 No.12579 Ignore Report Quick Reply
jebeš policiju
Archie Hinderwell - Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:30:22 EST ID:WX3Q7eWP No.12580 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Oh, another Yugoslav comrade!

Јeбeш пoлицију / Jebeš policiju - Serbian (either) or Croatian (latin script only)
Пуши трaву свaки дaн / Puši travu svaki dan - Smoke weed every day

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