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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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Cornelius Pogglestone - Sat, 11 Jul 2015 01:37:45 EST ID:9SkHanPW No.12218 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12196
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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Ebenezer Fommerfield - Thu, 06 Aug 2015 00:18:34 EST ID:aAB26HBT No.12269 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12196
Hey anon, I'm a classics minor at my university, and in my opinion, you should learn attic. It's more difficult than Koine for sure, but when you learn it, Koine will be pretty easy to get used to and read. It's sort of similar to learning Classical Latin like Cicero and Vergil wrote in and then going on to read Vulgar latin like the Vulgate is written in. It just makes it easier, and you get a larger selection of classic works to enjoy.
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James Clayway - Fri, 07 Aug 2015 12:32:27 EST ID:uyEVv9RZ No.12281 Ignore Report Quick Reply
GET
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Charlotte Haffingstock - Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:39:34 EST ID:RJkFDRdS No.12745 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12186

>learning Coptic

Easy.

https://books.google.com/books?id=-w0GAAAAQAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=coptic+grammar&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiF3qXB5Z7SAhXFYiYKHWhOBOQQ6AEIIDAB#v=onepage&q=coptic%20grammar&f=false

Learn that inside out.

Then, with the assistance of: http://www.tyndalearchive.com/TABS/crum/

read whatever. I would start with Biblical texts since you can easily compare them with languages you know and the style is relatively simple. Commentaries would be hard to find online but a translation serves just as well as a commentary, or better, as long as you don't rely on it too much. Memorize words you regularly look up, etc, and voila, you sort-of know Coptic (sort-of know is the best most people can hope for in dead languages tbh)
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Cyril Pecklefuck - Mon, 29 May 2017 16:02:33 EST ID:5OQHSoWk No.12817 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12269
By that logic I should be focusing on Quranic Arabic instead of Egyptian.
Almost everyone who actually interacts with the Arab world said that Egyptian was the better starting choice


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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Cedric Buzzdale - Tue, 23 Aug 2016 20:31:05 EST ID:vAYFLULp No.12648 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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How has no one posted MC HotDog yet?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGmROzNJ-dk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQ8mn5fS5_M
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Polly Fuddleshaw - Mon, 17 Oct 2016 21:35:08 EST ID:W3n1K4f3 No.12683 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>8795
Thanks, wow
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Sidney Hunkinfurk - Wed, 02 Nov 2016 15:56:54 EST ID:FjAbvXN/ No.12701 Ignore Report Quick Reply
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piNgOdC1BBU

Lyrics are from some Daoist text. Try to ignore the anime crap the uploader added.

As an aside, Christopher Tin is pretty great for polyglots in general.
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Reuben Drullerbet - Sat, 08 Apr 2017 02:28:03 EST ID:6nLLf+6S No.12800 Ignore Report Quick Reply
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7q2DrrQ33OQ

Zebra zebra
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Reuben Cinnerworth - Sun, 28 May 2017 18:21:36 EST ID:bzPhCF/J No.12816 Ignore Report Quick Reply
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_o47Gs6DQ0

some real old school shit


Looking for a word by Lydia Pittfield - Sat, 30 Jul 2016 01:02:03 EST ID:yc0TRzwz No.12613 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Google produces no results, and I'm looking for a specific english word for a story I'm doing. it'l most likely have the suffix of "cide"

What I'm looking for is the word that refers to the killing of an entire family. Wiping them out. Sons, daughters, aunts, everyone in that family that shares that last name so that bloodline would never continue. Would it be Genocide? I thought that word only applied to the killing of an entire race.
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Phineas Crinningway - Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:00:13 EST ID:DumFJUYe No.12721 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12699
fucking terrific reference
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Sidney Dovinghood - Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:50:40 EST ID:CZwd32E4 No.12743 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>12699
Geneicide
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Edward Cremmlekotch - Sun, 26 Feb 2017 23:12:33 EST ID:9KF7/Gdy No.12789 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12667
well, you're just "lost".
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David Gocklefuck - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 21:39:07 EST ID:ZJoLioYR No.12791 Ignore Report Quick Reply
We had a vocab thread a while back, and someone used a word for "the warmth from the sun on a cool day". Anyone remember that one?
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Polly Ponderchan - Fri, 26 May 2017 21:25:21 EST ID:6ok89Rdd No.12815 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12613
This was posted almost a year ago, but...
I think the word suffix would be -machy (like the centauromachy, or tauromachy), so kinmachy perhaps?


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

inb4:
at your level you just need to read any native speaker test and you will somehow magically achieve perfection without hard work
NO
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Doris Noshstock - Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:46:59 EST ID:ZDxcM+Mc No.12809 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12589
have you tried to practice spanish 100%? I mean soemthing like living in latin america or spain
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Basil Brookwater - Wed, 17 May 2017 12:46:38 EST ID:M4ImS6Lh No.12814 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12809
That won't really help with a standardized test. It's like saying I can be a doctor because I live near a hospital.


Symbol identfication by Barnaby Buzzway - Tue, 09 May 2017 17:36:33 EST ID:HujR2Eru No.12812 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Do you think this is japanese? Does anyone recognize these symbols?
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Phoebe Chommerwell - Thu, 11 May 2017 15:05:41 EST ID:8arWhUSc No.12813 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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top is woman.


bottom is a jumbled mess.

whole thing is a bad tattoo.


Spanish by Ura - Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:35:29 EST ID:Xpje7wF2 No.12811 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I need some good Spanish music to listen to. I will literally accept ANYTHING that is NOT mariachi. I'm sick of that garbage.

Necesito una buena música española para escuchar. Literalmente aceptaré cualquier cosa que no sea mariachi. Estoy harto de esa basura.


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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毎日マリファナをすう!
(mainichi marifana o suu~)
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Ernest Pockwill - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 13:36:30 EST ID:Tt4QsqPp No.12795 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>9027
>>9025
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPBkGQLUPcU
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northeast indian - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:07:17 EST ID:Y/6xwwJi No.12796 Ignore Report Quick Reply
bhang dardey, modar quay
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Frederick Blackworth - Sat, 25 Mar 2017 20:54:39 EST ID:Tt4QsqPp No.12798 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12796
Hindi?
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Shitting Chibberlock - Sun, 09 Apr 2017 09:09:00 EST ID:O3/U+ilN No.12801 Ignore Report Quick Reply
κάπνιζε φούντα κάθε μέρα
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Priscilla Bardspear - Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:23:38 EST ID:dr9JF6EZ No.12810 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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PÉNIS PARTOUT


Change my accent [FR To English] by Alice Bandleshit - Sun, 14 Aug 2016 20:38:53 EST ID:c4t3ew2h No.12630 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hey guys,

Any serious, good audiobooks about learning new accents and especially overcoming your native one?

I'm French and although I try as much as I can to sound 'American' (i.e. basically some blend of what I heard and learnt), there's always that small French accent residue coming back that I really want to get rid of.

Currently it's really not bad at all, or so people tell me. But my true desire is to make it -almost- impossible to tell by -most- people.

I feel I'm jumping ahead here but I'd also love to be versatile and have more than that 'Standard American' accent I was talking about. I'd love to do a Boston accent, some New-Yorkers one, some ebonics, etc.

PS. Just in case, the reason I ask you this is because I'd love to do voice over work in America (I realize the chances are slim, but oh well). But it's hard to believe in when you transpire even a faint of the French accent.

One last random question: Is it me or do impoverished black people from the West Coast sound almost the same as those from the East Coast? Maybe I don't have the ear for that, but I always saw a big resemblance when I would listen to them talk.

Anyway I'm talking way too much now. I just really want to perfect my accent. Really, really badly.
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Fanny Cummleforth - Sat, 10 Sep 2016 14:18:09 EST ID:nfM/QbD0 No.12659 Ignore Report Quick Reply
OP, you should look into the dialects spoken around New Orleans, Louisiana. They would likely fit with your native french tongue and the whole creole/cajun environment is one that is often used in scenes requiring voice over.
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Cedric Lightlock - Sat, 18 Feb 2017 02:05:31 EST ID:mlSne5jo No.12744 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12643
This and CFT's list of accents are considered the friendliest of all the state's.
I'd love if every foreigner learned this accent. 'be a lot less asshole foreigners then.

Then again, I'm definitely biased as are we all.
Now the northeastern accent of influential white-folk on the other hand...
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David Gocklefuck - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 21:41:29 EST ID:ZJoLioYR No.12792 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I heard french people's mouths get permanently reshaped by all those nasal vowels. It may be impossible bub
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Rebecca Billingway - Mon, 17 Apr 2017 13:47:51 EST ID:Rr05TByP No.12805 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12630
Intonation is what will tell people if you are French or not, that is easier to fix than perfecting how you pronounce all the words as well as the spaces between them (e.g. He's a cat = he ZA cat. .. I can't think of proper examples now but there are places where Zs just appear out of no where)

Anyway this will be useful to you to practice individual words and their sounds:
manythings.org/pp/

and this will be useful for you to look up the pronunciation of words (recordings by natives):
forvo.com

Make sure you know the IPA, and make sure you get an American version not a British one.
Then practice every day, talk to yourself a lot, be a perfectionist about making each word sound as similar as your ear will let it sound.

Learning as an adult and not a child, you'll always have a bit of an accent, but you can make it almost inaudible with loads of work.
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Edward Soshstock - Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:29:36 EST ID:cddIAxeE No.12808 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Here's a book : A Practical Introduction to Phonetics by JC Catford

https://www.amazon.com/Practical-Introduction-Phonetics-Textbooks-Linguistics/dp/0199246351

It teaches you to pronounce a great range of vowels and consonants so you can get very conscious of your accent and change it deliberately.


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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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.
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William Hecklewater - Mon, 16 May 2016 11:04:54 EST ID:ePXBqw3V No.12587 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12530

>http://xn--ae-blcc4f9a.xn--p1ai/

What the fuck kind of a link is that
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Esther Diddlekick - Tue, 24 May 2016 22:26:27 EST ID:DZYdMmPM No.12591 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11521
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.
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William Bronkinmot - Tue, 04 Apr 2017 07:03:29 EST ID:l+MlKZNg No.12799 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Russian language is the only good thing that ever came out of this country
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Doris Fettingshit - Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:11:12 EST ID:d2BB212M No.12807 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12799
>Not reading based classic Russian literature



Death of Sex by Mr. Mister - Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:45:39 EST ID:aJOvpW6s No.12787 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I'm looking for a word that would connotate the deletion, destruction, demise of the the concept of Sexuality, aesthetically, either through the suffixes '-cide,' or '-phagy;' or transformed as to be more easily used with '-phagus.'
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Hannah Pebberspear - Thu, 09 Mar 2017 16:53:34 EST ID:OjXvSxyu No.12793 Ignore Report Quick Reply
sexusenduscide?
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Ebenezer Lightwater - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:09:16 EST ID:Y/6xwwJi No.12797 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12788
that more seems to suggest death BY sex
not a bad way to go, but somewhat innaccurate
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Graham Daddlebanks - Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:45:19 EST ID:TkO24V91 No.12802 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12787
Eroticism?
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Graham Daddlebanks - Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:47:19 EST ID:TkO24V91 No.12803 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12802
Damn auto-correct and failure to proofread. Eroticide?
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Simon Senderhedging - Sat, 15 Apr 2017 01:57:09 EST ID:FjAbvXN/ No.12804 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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DICKS EVERYWHERE


learning fast by Jarvis Fiblingwill - Sat, 29 Oct 2016 17:18:43 EST ID:ab2kpKVs No.12697 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Never learned a new language before. Want to be atleast somewhat conversational in Spanish in ~2 months. I'd say this should be realistic as long I'm willing to devote some serious time to it right?

What would be the best methods/resources (preferably free) out there to study? Looking for somewhere to start.
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Graham Bandlesuck - Fri, 11 Nov 2016 12:15:02 EST ID:Z50DQ37b No.12708 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Probably similar to Emma Pockwell's posts here:

https://boards.420chan.org/lang/res/12675.php
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Betsy Crunnerville - Fri, 11 Nov 2016 19:18:53 EST ID:NZmMur/5 No.12709 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12697
https://sites.google.com/site/learnspanishdirectory1/

Use as many methods as possible so as not to get bored. Make sure to study at your level though, sometimes people think they will advance faster by studying advanced stuff.... they don't.
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theawsu - Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:38:56 EST ID:1cHaoIW+ No.12742 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I can't lie, the BBC languages website has a pretty neat webseries called 'Mi Vida Loca' that I used to watch the shit out of when I did year 7 Spanish. It's got a lot of useful stuff in it.


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