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How to pronounce: Ö & Ä? by James Cungerpore - Sat, 18 Jul 2015 02:41:31 EST ID:RYQ9LXTa No.12233 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Ever wondered how to pronounce those scandinavian letters Ä and Ö? Well here's how: BIRDMAN is essentially BÖÖRDMÄÄN. Hope that helps!
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Jenny Begglewill - Sat, 01 Aug 2015 17:59:14 EST ID:r4VERpM1 No.12256 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I haven't, actually. My ex girlfriend had both of those in her name. Her direct family are the only people who come up when you google the name. It's pretty interesting.
CrazyFolksTribe !loJSOMZg0g - Sat, 01 Aug 2015 20:57:48 EST ID:o/17WSJ/ No.12257 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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The Cyrillic letter "ё" when used in Russian can also function like the "i" in "bird". The letter ё itself is called "yo" because it often sounds like "yo". But when following different consonants, the same letter can adopt more of a "bird" pronunciation, especially when used to provide transcriptions of words and names from other languages. Take, for example, the English last name Burns (represented in Russian as Бёрнс).

However, it seems ё can also be used in transcriptions of English words where the vowel is pronounced almost like the "o" in "more" but a little closer to the front of your mouth. This happens in the Russian transcription of the city Coeur d'Alene (Кёр-д'aлeн).

English-to-Russian can get sloppy at times, but I just think it's good to know that the Slavic ё can function similarly to the Scandinavian ö and ø.
Esther Wunkinnock - Sun, 02 Aug 2015 11:01:52 EST ID:hPPfZi8Z No.12258 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That's right; Me I'm Norwegian. And when I lived in Russia I noticed how Norwegian placenames are transcribed like that; for example Tromsø is Трoмсё
David Blackwill - Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:46:33 EST ID:bj1YKwya No.12262 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This is not the most proper description. We, Russians, certainly use Ё in derived words and personal/geographic names, yet it's more like this:
Russian language distinguishes soft and hard consonant sounds, which are impaired: м-м', л-л', and so on. Ё [j + o] stands out from the row of other iotated wovel letters, like Я, Ю and e, whenever you see the word of Russian origin with Ё in it, be sure to put the stress on Ё. Now let's see: пёс, сёстры. Ё impacts the consonant before, leaving the only [o] sound to be pronounced, so what we actually pronounce, is [п'oс, c'oстры].
Quite far from actual Scandinavian sounds.
CrazyFolksTribe !loJSOMZg0g - Tue, 04 Aug 2015 00:54:35 EST ID:292Qc8+2 No.12263 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Thanks for this; I knew there was a more accurate explanation of ё but I didn't bother to really learn it until now.

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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Lillian Mamblehock - Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:44:37 EST ID:oUsHICCI No.12209 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Shut up nerd.
Phyllis Nannerbuck - Mon, 13 Jul 2015 22:41:17 EST ID:TEw5sPgq No.12221 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Are there any good spanish podcasts? What about chans?

Good post.
Phyllis Nannerbuck - Mon, 13 Jul 2015 22:50:59 EST ID:TEw5sPgq No.12222 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>What about chans?
Nevermind about this. I'm sure they're as bad as english non-420 chans.

What are some good websites though?
Hugh Shittingwater - Wed, 15 Jul 2015 20:53:32 EST ID:cl5Y4l4K No.12231 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Rioplatense Spanish sounds hot and the girls will love it.
Thomas Heddlelock - Sun, 02 Aug 2015 21:50:32 EST ID:1ETDvaV/ No.12260 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I use Coffee Break Spanish, but it's more Castillian Spanish. They do a somewhat decent job of explaining pronunciation differences between Castillian and "Latin American" Spanish and it's certainly better than nothing. Personally, I got more out of just downloading Pimsleur.

Esperanto by Fuck Crigglegold - Sun, 25 Dec 2011 11:39:13 EST ID:X+Qx/ohQ No.5234 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Esperantistoj, venu en cxi tie!

Mi ne estas finavenkisto aux io, sed... mi amas esperanton multe. Gxi grande helpis min kiam lernanta hispanan kaj cxinan. Neniu sxajnas paroli gxin tamen. Ho ve.
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Nigger Shakegold - Sun, 10 May 2015 15:02:11 EST ID:/3HAyzdn No.12118 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The empirical evidence suggests otherwise.
Augustus Brookwater - Mon, 11 May 2015 13:46:42 EST ID:v2a/POHn No.12119 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Show us
PORKACO - Mon, 27 Jul 2015 23:36:37 EST ID:6sWdptDB No.12251 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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CrazyFolksTribe !loJSOMZg0g - Fri, 31 Jul 2015 21:12:53 EST ID:o/17WSJ/ No.12252 Ignore Report Quick Reply
veni, vidi, suck my dicki
John Blirringbutch - Sun, 02 Aug 2015 16:19:55 EST ID:dyEUAL1Q No.12259 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Have some music

Esperanto Subgrunde

>punk, hardcore, thrash, compilation of bands singing in Esperanto


Mandarin music? by hodeedo - Wed, 18 Jul 2012 18:30:15 EST ID:QpPIe/nL No.7196 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I require music in Chinese. MANDARIN please for the love of God. I find most Canto music is better, but Canto is not what I'm learning :/ Preferably not pop music, its all I ever seem to be able to find.

Is there anything more new-wavey, like Neon Indian, or alternative? Lo-fi beach pop like The Raveonettes or Best Coast, rap, whatever, just.. nothing that's going to remind me of N*SYNC plz.

Is this kind of like asking for good movies from China? Not happening?
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Hamilton Blackdale - Sat, 14 Sep 2013 21:50:11 EST ID:phQru49s No.9956 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Thomas Devingbat - Sun, 15 Sep 2013 14:41:49 EST ID:tkRpLECS No.9961 Ignore Report Quick Reply
8 bit chinese Reggae from a girl called ChaCha. I'm amazed how well Chinese flows, I'm surprised it isn't bigger to be honest.
That Dai Baojing tune you posted is awesome, defo gonna be checking more of her out.
Nicholas Perryspear - Mon, 16 Sep 2013 23:49:42 EST ID:phQru49s No.9968 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Jenny Candercherk - Thu, 24 Oct 2013 18:42:57 EST ID:MvImOqs8 No.10104 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Is there much Chinese ska? There seems to be a bit of a punk scene in Beijing.
Jenny Begglewill - Sat, 01 Aug 2015 17:50:32 EST ID:r4VERpM1 No.12255 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I was trying to remember this shit and googled "420chan chinese hip hop" on the off chance that this thread still existed.
And it does!
For that, BUMP

Want your help, wordsmiths by Ian Blimblewig - Sun, 16 Nov 2014 18:25:45 EST ID:KR0otAvU No.11859 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What's the shortest, most powerful one syllable word you can come up with, original or not? For example "Tao" and "God" are short, unoriginal 'powerful' words and "Dog" is another short one syllable word. What words can you come up with?
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Edward Hucklefuck - Thu, 16 Jul 2015 17:26:03 EST ID:g4vpks0J No.12232 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Cu. It's portuguese to ass hole.
Hannah Clundersedge - Mon, 27 Jul 2015 01:45:37 EST ID:dyEUAL1Q No.12248 Ignore Report Quick Reply
David Hishwill - Mon, 27 Jul 2015 02:13:31 EST ID:zljiX0ia No.12249 Ignore Report Quick Reply
James Gadgewin - Sat, 01 Aug 2015 12:36:39 EST ID:nuyfZeIg No.12254 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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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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John Gibbledock - Wed, 15 Jul 2015 07:02:55 EST ID:h8A5L0NL No.12228 Ignore Report Quick Reply
fanculo la polizia
fuma erba tutti i giorni
Shitting Bonningbidging - Sat, 18 Jul 2015 04:18:06 EST ID:hDIrhtxR No.12235 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Rebecca Blossledodging - Sun, 26 Jul 2015 17:42:12 EST ID:2BKDoJlS No.12247 Ignore Report Quick Reply
In Irish :
Fuck na Gardaí! Caith cnáic gach lá!
PORKAĴO - Mon, 27 Jul 2015 23:25:51 EST ID:6sWdptDB No.12250 Ignore Report Quick Reply
CrazyFolksTribe !loJSOMZg0g - Fri, 31 Jul 2015 21:14:56 EST ID:o/17WSJ/ No.12253 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Fuma la policía cada día

writing a short story in a foreign language by Hugh Begglenat - Sun, 19 Jul 2015 07:31:08 EST ID:PGQjFfMj No.12240 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hello, group.
In the last three years, i began to write profusely in English, my natural language being french.
However, i know that i have not reached t complete fluency in writing yet,
Could you read an excerpt of the following story and make judgement on my english skills ? I have been told that i am not better than google translate and this seems a bit excessive... But on the other hand, i know i am not perfect.

Let you be the judge.

George Nicklebanks - Mon, 20 Jul 2015 06:52:26 EST ID:s7tRuAtf No.12242 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Your writing has the choppy quality that I would expect from someone who is still learning English, but it is readable, understandable, and there were even some descriptions that I found pleasant to read. I only scanned your story for about 30 seconds, so keep that in mind.

Actually, some of science fiction parts went over my head, and I could not even tell if you were using the words appropriately or not. So in some ways, you may be better at English than I am. That is an interesting thing about learning a second language, you have a whole fluent history in another tongue that gives you an advantage, but as a whole your language skills are uneven.

I would say that you are well on your way toward becoming fluent and you are doing a terrific job. GOLD STAR. Who is a good boy? Yes, you are. Yes.
Beatrice Fasslefield - Mon, 20 Jul 2015 10:03:10 EST ID:TEw5sPgq No.12243 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The actual english is OK, but you've got some weird line breaks in there, and need more paragraphs/whitespace. The formatting makes it very hard to read, not the english.

Also, you might want to cut back a little on the exposition. Instead of talking about 'stratum 0', try to just imply these different levels of class. Too many sci-fi authors want to label every little detail of their world. This isn't necessary. *Show*, don't *tell*. I get that it's like it's hard-coded in the society's technology, but unecesasry terminology is really cliche in sci-fi. I would also think of alternative words for 'disinterfacement'. It's just a clunky, ugly word.

As far as grammar, there's a few quirks. Like these:

>Rough was wintertime when you started to need flash-lights in order to roam this soulless urban space,
> But they had not the power of disinterfacement,

These sentences are constructed in a pretentious way, that sounds silly and out of place. You went from terse Kurt Vonnegut prose to 18th century romance novel prose.

Fix the formatting first, because walls of text with weird line breaks are no good to read. You want paragraphs.

english films dubbed in arabic by Phineas Drusslefitch - Sat, 18 Jul 2015 04:16:49 EST ID:FMWK7G0C No.12234 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I'm at a point in my arabic studies where textbooks and all that aren't getting me much further. When I got to this point with spanish I started watching movies I knew well dubbed in spanish alongside the original english scene by scene until I could move on to actual spanish films. With arabic though, the only torrents I can find are for Dysney movies, all in MSA and Egyptian. Does anyone know where I can find, like, any other movies or TV shows? Fight Club in particular I have pretty much memorized in English and Spanish, so that would be perfect, but others would be fine as well. I'd prefer the levantine dialect (especially lebanese) but MSA or Egyptian is fine too I guess.
Nell Sammerson - Sat, 18 Jul 2015 13:08:29 EST ID:5kAIVeLX No.12236 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Okay, so I managed to find The Rock on youtube, which appears to be in Egyptian. So that's a start. It took fucking forever to dig up though and the quality is shit. Are there any sites that just have a shitfuckload of torrents like this?
Clara Dubblechetch - Sat, 18 Jul 2015 13:10:23 EST ID:YAhfzJaq No.12237 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Plenty of Arabic films in Netflix. Check it out.
Nell Sammerson - Sat, 18 Jul 2015 13:27:48 EST ID:5kAIVeLX No.12238 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Don't got Netflix. 2poor
Clara Dubblechetch - Sat, 18 Jul 2015 13:36:57 EST ID:YAhfzJaq No.12239 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Dont make this an excuse. jolly african-american.

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?
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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
Bombastus !!HToBa9dh - Fri, 10 Jul 2015 21:10:42 EST ID:TkxxY6Ws No.12216 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This guy.

CrazyFolksTribe !loJSOMZg0g - Sat, 11 Jul 2015 19:06:11 EST ID:s7OgtqBn No.12219 Ignore Report Quick Reply
John Gibbledock - Wed, 15 Jul 2015 06:59:22 EST ID:h8A5L0NL No.12227 Ignore Report Quick Reply
vernacular italian has plenty of insults to all sorts of people, including gods

New Punctuation by Oliver Buzzshit - Wed, 15 Jul 2015 02:47:37 EST ID:1C+Flis7 No.12223 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Every day life on earth becomes a little more text based. We text more than we talk, and the things we write down will out live our bodies.
I've noticed as this happens, punctuation has failed to keep up and it's becoming annoying. Has anyone else felt this? Like you need more symbols to properly convey exactly your tone and intent?
I feel like we definitely need a new punctuation mark somewhere between the fullstop and the exclamation point. There are so many times I am writing something and it's emotional enough that the fullstop is just too mundane. But an exclamation point is not accurate either, it's too intense and overuse is quite frankly starting to devalue it. I suggest something like an exclamation point but with a cross on top instead of just a vertical line.
Also we need a new set of alternate quotation marks, it feels weird to quote something that already has quotes in it, and it ends on a quoted sentence so you end up with two quotation marks right nest to each other. Like if I wanted to quote a news story that was all like "In his defense, Area Man says his naked marathon is beneficial for the community. "I believe I am providing the sexual education public schools are afraid to.""
You see how awkward that last bullshit looks? We have 3 separate varieties of brackets for mathematics, (), [], {}. We're at the point where we need a linguistic equivalent.

What suggestions do you have /lang/?
Graham Goodforth - Wed, 15 Jul 2015 03:51:02 EST ID:20BU4QeQ No.12224 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It doesn't matter how much shit you tack onto the latin alphabet. It will not do a satisfactory job of conveying tone.
CrazyFolksTribe !loJSOMZg0g - Wed, 15 Jul 2015 04:23:10 EST ID:JlPHeb6o No.12225 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I feel you on the exclamation point thing. I've had a bunch of ideas of how to "improve" the way English is written, but never acted on most of them.

About the parentheses though: If you have a quote within a quote, I believe you're supposed to use single quotation marks inside of the doubles. Let's try it.
>"In his defense, Area Man says his naked marathon is beneficial for the community. 'I believe I am providing the sexual education public schools are afraid to.'"

Okay, it still looks a little strange at the end of the sentence. In situations like that, I think it's best just to rewrite the quote so you don't end up with too many quotation marks stacked at the end. Maybe this would work:
>"In his defense, Area Man claims his naked marathon is beneficial for the community. 'I believe I am providing the sexual education public schools are afraid to,' claims <Area Man's surname>."
CrazyFolksTribe !loJSOMZg0g - Wed, 15 Jul 2015 04:25:50 EST ID:JlPHeb6o No.12226 Ignore Report Quick Reply
And apparently, different quotation marks are used differently depending on whether you use British or American English. I don't want to go into that though.

Languages that were made by Angus Honeystock - Tue, 07 Jul 2015 19:53:40 EST ID:EoH94fyh No.12212 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I'm talking about languages that were created with a set purpose in mind, like how Esperanto was created to make an easy to learn politically void language.
Ian Churringhot - Wed, 08 Jul 2015 14:48:05 EST ID:Um8X0j4z No.12213 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Klingon. I can tell this is going to be a great thread.
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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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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
Cornelius Pogglestone - Sat, 11 Jul 2015 01:37:45 EST ID:9SkHanPW No.12218 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Attic is pretty awesome, but koine is what you want. Attic is overly difficult with its combination of extensive conjugation and "tone" combinations and it is really more useful for classics.

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