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420chan is Getting Overhauled - Changelog/Bug Report/Request Thread (Updated July 26)

Duolinguo

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- Mon, 13 Aug 2018 21:18:54 EST Y/6xwwJi No.12947
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I'm learning like ten languages in Duolinguo, between the app and the website I spend a few hours a day at it intermittently and it's getting really easy to get good at speaking a lot of languages.

Anhybody have tips or other languages for learning massive amounts of vocab and grammer?
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Augustus Shakeson - Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:12:56 EST Udl6Zk3C No.12998 Reply
>>12947
I just gave this a try, and I'm hooked. It's a gameified language teaching platform. It's actually entertaining to do!
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Augustus Shakeson - Wed, 19 Jun 2019 15:11:07 EST Udl6Zk3C No.12999 Reply
>>12998
400+XP later, and I'm speaking some German now. What's the going exchange rates for Lingots to Stank Tokens?
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Fanny Sankinhidge - Tue, 06 Aug 2019 18:04:18 EST COx9j0uk No.13006 Reply
daily reminder that you can link your duolingo account to your speedrun.com account
working on Yiddish 100%

FUCK THE POLICE! In multiple languages!

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- Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:35:08 EST vwn4pbtv No.11709
File: 1410824108119.jpg -(110980B / 108.38KB, 960x570) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. FUCK THE POLICE! In multiple languages!
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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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 08 May 2019 17:05:09 EST Nu10t/Ag No.12986 Reply
In Indonesian: Bercinta Dengan Polisi
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Edward Suddleford - Sun, 12 May 2019 21:49:52 EST p2dnXnUA No.12987 Reply
Que se foda a policia

or

Que se foda a bófia

if you wanna go full slang
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Hugh Fucklefadge - Wed, 24 Jul 2019 14:28:11 EST wX2m2Itx No.13004 Reply
Kuken inne till polisen

Learn Japanese to Survive: Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji

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- Wed, 03 Jul 2019 06:05:09 EST bTT0lPs3 No.13001
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I know this might belong to the games board, but this is a tool used to learn language. I was wonder what the folks here who may have studied Japanese think of these games. I know they are just RPG Maker games but there is actually a lot of care and heart put into these games. If it weren't for these games I wouldn't have entered a world of studying the Japanese language. Because of this game I even bought a Japanese textbook and started to write down these characters forming words. But I think I am dyslexic as fuck because something I confuse the more English looking characters with English characters. I just bought the third and likely final title in the line which focuses on the Kanji. It was discounted during the Steam Summer Sale for a total of $1.79. I now own and have all three of these games installed. I like how it teaches the language using anime and JRPGs which just seems to make sense for a game teaching foreigners who might be familiar with the country through their media.

But I would like to know what other resources are out there that could help me learn this language better. I do wish there were other games that were this fun that taught other languages. It would amaze me if there was an Arabic game like these especially since I hear that language is hard as fuck. Anyway, these games would have a special place in my heart for potentially opening the door to my second language.

Languages that were made

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- Tue, 07 Jul 2015 19:53:40 EST EoH94fyh No.12212
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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.
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silent protagonist - Sun, 12 Jul 2015 04:25:59 EST UHqlMrNr No.12220 Reply
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DICKS EVERYWHERE
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Fucking Neblingwill - Sat, 18 May 2019 14:03:09 EST HYwS9QtT No.12992 Reply
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>>12220
Funny anecdote:

My L1 is Spanish and I had read some LoTR in Spanish as a kid and it somehow didn’t seduce me. Some years later my English level was good enough to try to get into Tolkien and I loved every bit of it. Then I compared some things between the English original texts and my Spanish translations and confirmed how awful translations can be.

Comparing this image in particular (the Doors of Durin) in my Spanish edition –pic related–, I found that the Sindarin word “pedo” (‘speak / say!’, as in a command) in the bottom text had been changed to “podo” as a censorship move, since “pedo” means ‘fart’ in Spanish (you can even see the difference in the line’s width!), but if you read the tengwar –Elvish letters– in the Doors’ arch you’ll still get the original word.

Just to honor the truth I must say the publisher is Ediciones Minotauro and the translators are Matilde Horne, Luis Domènech and Rubén Masera.
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Phoebe Gozzlechene - Sun, 14 Jul 2019 10:26:12 EST XCp5GUmm No.13002 Reply
I might suggest that your thread opener reads more like a statement into the void rather than a question or want of some kind of reply.

I was interested in http://www.ithkuil.net/ a while, but kinda gave up before learning anything cause I was not motivated enough.

A natural accent that is offensive to people

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- Mon, 10 Jun 2019 06:55:02 EST Tt4QsqPp No.12995
File: 1560164102611.jpg -(39095B / 38.18KB, 550x413) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. A natural accent that is offensive to people
So, my natural accent has a lot of "black" sounding words. These are actually influences from the southern dialect, however, specifically south east Florida. I also have west coast American and Spanish influence, as well as influence from other regions like New York City and east Asia.

The thing is, I feel like I'm being constantly asked to adjust my speaking voice in one way or another but I get confused because of so many things. I don't expect some random person to understand my entire accent history or the influence of multilingualism on an English speaker's accent. However, I fucking hate the standard American voice I normally affect.

What's a reasonable compromise for this? Anybody speaking another language other than English have a similar experience?
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Thomas Fungernetch - Mon, 10 Jun 2019 23:29:57 EST Tt4QsqPp No.12996 Reply
>>12995
On top of that I got a fucking trenchmouth how do i fix lol
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Polly Pittdale - Thu, 20 Jun 2019 17:19:41 EST dm5Rt5Uo No.13000 Reply
totally unrelated to yourt question but i've never been to america and i have been told that i have a kind of bastard mixture of a generic east coast and southern accent lol

Chinese - Seeking Material

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- Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:46:07 EST Gib9dqf+ No.12824
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Hey guys,

I would truly love to learn Chinese and think a good starting point for me would be to learn tones and the Pinyin alphabet.

I've stumbled upon material that did look professional, yet upon closer inspection some mistakes were present (pointed out by native speakers).

So that's basically why I'm asking you guys for sources you known to be reliable, where the pronunciation is spot on and where the teaching is hopefully dynamic and not too boring.

I will have the opportunity to ask for help from a native speaker now and again but she won't be there 24/7 for me. She will mostly review what I learned on my own and correct me afterwards.

Any other advice about learning Chinese is welcome as well. I am really eager to begin, I'm just not sure where to look.

Thanks a lot in advance!
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Nicholas Murdfuck - Sun, 31 Mar 2019 03:46:58 EST OlD8+wUh No.12979 Reply
Native Mandarin speaker here, as well speak/understand somewhat a few dialects.

With all Chinese languages/dialects, you're really going to have to get your tones down before and it gets trickier practicing it with locals since there's also accents to get past.

All in all, I'd say drill the 4 tones into you first, while working on your pin yin, with a different word you'd intend to say with each tone.

Like idk, for example:
fen1 (seperate/divide) - (分)开, fenkai
fen2 (grave) - (坟)墓, fenmu
fen3 (powder) - 面(粉), mianfen
fen4 (anger) - (愤)怒 , fennu

Do this with whatever pinyin you want, because I mean for myself and other native speakers I know, we don't think about the tones because we all already know it by heart, but if you were to ask us, we have to work backwards kind of in this way to figure out what tone we're looking for.

As for building vocabulary, I'm not certain how to go about teaching this or helping somebody learn for Mandarin, but when I was picking up Japanese, I subscribed to a Kanji of the Day newsletter and learnt the pronunciations from there, as well as the ways to use it, although having a background in Mandarin might have helped make it much easier.

Anyway, here's a link to a Mandarin word of the day website, so you could see if it works for you, it also comes with the pinyin and tones so you can use it in tandem with what I've mentioned above to both build your tonal foundations as well as your vocabulary at the same time.

Aside from that well, I'm not sure if writing is of any concern for you, but there's no easy way to learn that other than to get one of those massively traumatic 习字 books and slog away, I'd say give it pass unless you want to be hardcore. I'm Chinese and I don't even like that shit.

One last small tip, when typing Mandarin with pinyin, words like 女人(nü ren) are registered as "nv ren".

Pinyin's fucking great.

Gàidhlig

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- Thu, 25 Jan 2018 22:59:55 EST tkutlT9X No.12890
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Scottish Gaelic, that's my next big language to learn. I'm well aware of how fucky learning Goidelic languages gets, though so I am not sure where to start course wise.

Does anyone here have experience with the language? What resources did you use?
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Caroline Pugglestone - Sat, 18 May 2019 10:42:06 EST ENopw94i No.12990 Reply
Gàidhlig and Gaeilge (Irish) are mutually intelligible, but there are far more resources to learn Gaeilge... think about it

It would be easier to approach Gaidhlig as a fluent speaker of Gaeilge
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Hugh Mublingman - Mon, 20 May 2019 19:33:44 EST ZPVXF58T No.12993 Reply
But I mean....why?

Well whatever, fair enough, I got taught it in School when I was young, I can count up to 10 and introduce myself and stuff, but that's it. It's quite a nice sounding language, and I guess it's sort of funny whenever you hear like "helicopter' or something added in because gaelic just tends to borrow new words than come up with its own.

That said, I lived in Scotland 26 years and never once heard it being spoken outside of the radio. You're talking about a very tiny number of people in a very specific part of Scotland who are gonna be speaking this, and even then every single one of them can speak English (or 'Scots' as they would probably prefer it).

I guess just hit up BBC alba dude, a lot of resources in Scotland get put into gaelic television and radio, so it should be easy enough to find. Other than that I've no idea where you'd start.
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Nathaniel Nickleridge - Wed, 22 May 2019 13:09:38 EST ENopw94i No.12994 Reply
>>12993
>I guess it's sort of funny whenever you hear like "helicopter' or something added in because gaelic just tends to borrow new words than come up with its own.

oh yeah, the ancient anglo-saxon word "helicopter"... it's a French word you potato, every language on this earth borrows words from others, not just gaelic ones.

Odd one out?

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- Sun, 20 Dec 2015 16:51:51 EST O7izd8Qx No.12512
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So, you're in a room with all people who speak Portuguese and English, but you only speak English. You're an outsider to the group, just dropping in. Someone's about to speak, and asks, "Everyone speaks Portuguese here, right?" clearly preferring to speak Portuguese.

Do you pipe up to have him speak English so you understand or sit there staring at your phone for the 15 minutes he's talking?
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Edward Mandlechare - Mon, 18 Jan 2016 11:06:13 EST 1LiA1e5d No.12529 Reply
>>12512

I'd stop being so lazy and just learn one of the two languages. They are both easy. If you are going to spend 15 minutes on your phone get memrise.
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Sophie Turveyson - Sun, 14 Feb 2016 21:16:29 EST IJt0Suyt No.12547 Reply
If it's a one time meeting definitely just ask them to speak English for you. If this is a group you're a part of, ask them to speak English for now, but make a serious effort to learn some Portuguese if that's the first language of everyone in the group.

German

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- Fri, 23 Mar 2018 11:28:31 EST 4+gZeHsc No.12908
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I'd like to learn German. Dutch is my native tongue but i don't really know German except for the resembling words.

Any good sites/resources to learn one of the most beautiful languages in the world?
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Ebenezer Furringford - Thu, 28 Mar 2019 04:19:30 EST XCp5GUmm No.12975 Reply
On the off chance that you're on linux, there's this great and quick german/english-focused word lookup program called "ding" that really saves time having to look up a word in a dictionary while also being much more accurate than google translate (as it's only single words, not sentences).
https://www-user.tu-chemnitz.de/~fri/ding/
And a tip for german media, a whisky stores channel with loads of whiskey reviews in german (they have an english spoken channel as well which is how I found it).
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheWhiskyStore/videos
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Betsy Blathershaw - Thu, 04 Apr 2019 14:39:53 EST 529/nHGj No.12981 Reply
Don't use German imageboards for learning the language. They all use a retarded meme speak that normal Germans would never understand.

Spanish

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- Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:35:29 EST Xpje7wF2 No.12811
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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.
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Esther Gissledock - Sun, 21 Apr 2019 15:20:19 EST /x0bvHS7 No.12983 Reply
Hey Spanish speakers!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NW1MG8Uc2g

Is this person a native speaker? They have a really really strong English-speaker accent, but then I was thinking... maybe a lot of second generation Spanish Speakers speak Spanish with so many people who learned it as a second language that they end up talking like non-natives?
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Basil Ceggleford - Wed, 24 Apr 2019 20:11:15 EST ugdUInNM No.12984 Reply
What's the most effective way to go from "I took Spanish for a few years in high school and then took two semesters of it in college" to being able to watch lucha libre and consistently understand the commentary and promos?
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Thomas Fiffingnare - Sat, 27 Apr 2019 16:06:52 EST iyRDvOax No.12985 Reply
study every day, include listening exercises in your study routine

Learning Italian at home

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- Sun, 23 Oct 2016 18:33:27 EST IAKVe98s No.12687
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Any advice for learning Italian at home?
I won't have a lot of time to spend on it maybe an hour a night.
I would like to be able to have intermediate conversational level.
Any useful websites or textbooks?
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Betsy Crunnerville - Fri, 11 Nov 2016 19:22:39 EST NZmMur/5 No.12712 Reply
>>12687
Future learn has some free courses on it at the moment.

Spanish

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- Wed, 08 Apr 2015 19:21:57 EST x4iOujrH No.12057
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What the best and easiest way to learn Spanish?
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Angus Chindlekick - Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:42:24 EST YUYgxr2I No.12956 Reply
>>12876

Also what happens when the children are most comfortable speaking English but still speak with their parents in both languages
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Walter Hillywill - Mon, 01 Oct 2018 18:54:30 EST gKPuW1kH No.12957 Reply
>>12872
>>12875
>>12880

Native spanish speaker here... that's atrocious and the first time I've read caribbean spanish (dropping every consonant possible, mixing genders and code switching whenever). I wish we could call caribbean spanish a dialect, that way I can disregard everything my brain is currently cataloguing as a near illiterate level mistake.

btw it's barely intelligible, half the time I struggle to understand wtf they're saying. it's easier to understand argentinians and nearby cultures because even though they deviate quite a lot from standard spanish their variety is actually pretty systematic and they write the way they speak always using standard spanish grammatical rules.

BUT going back to the subject immersion is usually a very good idea, for any language.

Or Else It Gets the Hose Again

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!owU3wSU682 - Tue, 20 Feb 2018 02:13:04 EST XS8FLVXN No.12898
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I'm looking for a synonym of 'get' which implies that the object or action is received unintentionally, or that it's undesired. Does such a verb exist in English? Yes, I checked the thesaurus, but I didn't find anything that satisfied me.

The closest word I can think of is 'take' as in, "The car really took a beating this winter." But it just doesn't usually work outside of idioms like 'take a beating/licking'.
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Fanny Biffingkire - Mon, 02 Jul 2018 03:46:30 EST pfV1k0Io No.12936 Reply
Depends on the object received.

There's no word that specifically contrasts "get" with "get unintentionally" as in some prefixing languages.

cost are incurred
beatings are suffered
gifts are received
hits are delivered

Strictly speaking, received is just the French parallel of Saxon get. They're still almost entirely interchangeable although gotten is rarer in the passive voice than received.
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Angus Hicklespear - Tue, 17 Jul 2018 04:54:01 EST AuSQ7OmV No.12941 Reply
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isn't get the one that implies it's unintentional or undesired? take is the one that makes it seem intended and using it ironically implies the lack of intent. is there some word parallel like this in some other language that you're trying to match in english?
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Cornelius Gooddock - Sun, 12 Aug 2018 17:14:49 EST t3GIWSES No.12946 Reply
>>12902

>hopefully I receive a beef bukkake today

FTFY, beef bukkake is delicious

Love and translation

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- Thu, 02 Aug 2018 12:10:55 EST FtaZu9oV No.12945
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Good evening chums, i know this is not a music board, but my headache is not coursed by sound but by my lack of linguistic insight.

I want to know the lyrics to this song. because i wanna sing it. Google is not my friend in this situation. Can anyone here make out what Sublime is singing and perhaps write it down for me? in french or in english, anything goes.

Do links work fml
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