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Japanese Books by Henry Cuddlemig - Fri, 28 Jul 2017 05:05:34 EST ID:a/wB2zDw No.12843 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Anime and Manga are useful for study because they're for children, but they're also fucking boring, I get most of my time with the language from music or talking to guys on the internet about arcade games. I'd love to try my hand at reading some actual good literature in the language, but aside from Haruki Murakami and that nazi who stabbed the guy who even knows any Japanese authors.

Anybody got anything to reccomend? I could post this on /lit/ but whatever.

I'll see y'all in 3 months when I remember to check this board

Lane's Arabic Lexicon by Charlie of the Chans !!1kyp2YGl - Wed, 26 Jul 2017 21:16:49 EST ID:bqvF7HID No.12842 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I've uploaded all eight volumes of Edward Lane's Arabic-English Lexicon at Zippyshare in three separate .zip files. The third one has two related dictionaries included. If your into learning Classical Arabic, Lane's is still the go-to. He began it in 1845; this is a reprint made in Lebanon in 1968. I'm happy to say that the mods said it was okay for me to direct link to where they're at - and they're at Zippyshare. Links are good for 30 days after today, 07/26/2017 So, here ya go, then:




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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Charlotte Haffingstock - Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:39:34 EST ID:RJkFDRdS No.12745 Ignore Report Quick Reply

>learning Coptic



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)
Cyril Pecklefuck - Mon, 29 May 2017 16:02:33 EST ID:5OQHSoWk No.12817 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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
Charlie of the Chans !!kWjRhGF5 - Mon, 05 Jun 2017 04:35:22 EST ID:bqvF7HID No.12818 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Look for what ever you need here:

Charlie of the Chans !!kWjRhGF5 - Sun, 11 Jun 2017 15:28:07 EST ID:bqvF7HID No.12820 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I would imagine that turnover on this board is slow. However, I posted two separate .zips of Coptica at my current cloud service. I don't think that I'm allowed to post direct links, so please follow the Paste Bin link, here:

Charlie of the Chans !!kWjRhGF5 - Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:16:13 EST ID:bqvF7HID No.12841 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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These links are still active.

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.
Martin Hunkinfore - Tue, 11 Jul 2017 10:26:38 EST ID:8aNdtu/u No.12838 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Anything made by Jordi Savall.


Also "Un sarao de la chacona"
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 13 Jul 2017 01:08:09 EST ID:oJ1VHwRW No.12839 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Can't go wrong with Gypsy Kings - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_TGGgkCLD8

Improve English by Wesley Hengermetch - Tue, 04 Jul 2017 06:38:54 EST ID:/DtE5Ies No.12835 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Sup guys
I looking for people to chat. Wanna improve my English.
What about me, I'm 23 years male, live in Ukraine
Albert Turveyforth - Sun, 09 Jul 2017 13:37:29 EST ID:bzPhCF/J No.12836 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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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
Doris Noshstock - Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:46:59 EST ID:ZDxcM+Mc No.12809 Ignore Report Quick Reply
have you tried to practice spanish 100%? I mean soemthing like living in latin america or spain
Basil Brookwater - Wed, 17 May 2017 12:46:38 EST ID:M4ImS6Lh No.12814 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That won't really help with a standardized test. It's like saying I can be a doctor because I live near a hospital.
Isabella Creblingmotch - Sun, 11 Jun 2017 23:36:18 EST ID:UIj3hqg/ No.12821 Ignore Report Quick Reply
depends who you speak with. I learned spanish from a teacher who was adamant about learning proper spanish and not the "street" or americanized version
Jenny Fandleket - Fri, 30 Jun 2017 01:22:22 EST ID:uVEePzIo No.12833 Ignore Report Quick Reply
why not just read advanced level novels?
Ebenezer Fubbershit - Sat, 01 Jul 2017 15:14:33 EST ID:NaoJUq90 No.12834 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Chinese - Seeking Material by Shit Bardfoot - Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:46:07 EST ID:Gib9dqf+ No.12824 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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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!
Charles Crocklesare - Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:28:56 EST ID:VRi0TFxn No.12825 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I don't know Chinese, but I wouldn't worry too much about errors in source material unless it's a systemic problem, like with the rules. Also, there's significant variation among Chinese speakers and what one native speaker thinks is proper Mandarin another might think is incorrect.
Jenny Fandleket - Fri, 30 Jun 2017 01:21:09 EST ID:uVEePzIo No.12832 Ignore Report Quick Reply
well first off chinese isnt a language so im guessing you mean mandarin (putonghua). mandarin has 4 tones (or 5 if you include "neutral") or "pitches" that you say words in. this is more important to master than grammar. if you can't say the word with the correct tone people will have no clue what you said.

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?
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.
Phineas Pumbleridge - Wed, 28 Jun 2017 07:43:24 EST ID:6z4FFiAL No.12830 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I guess the top could also be 文, it's too distorted to tell
Jenny Fandleket - Fri, 30 Jun 2017 01:18:28 EST ID:uVEePzIo No.12831 Ignore Report Quick Reply
top is indeed woman. bottom is meaningless scribbles curved sideways and shit
Albert Turveyforth - Sun, 09 Jul 2017 13:39:44 EST ID:bzPhCF/J No.12837 Ignore Report Quick Reply
unless you are a criminal or at least look like one, tattoos look really dumb on 99% of people
Matilda Dupperwin - Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:07:47 EST ID:3UeT/0lX No.12840 Ignore Report Quick Reply
did this comment make chester bennington commit suicide? discuss.

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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George Bungerham - Sat, 17 Jun 2017 21:49:34 EST ID:7fstVr4m No.12822 Ignore Report Quick Reply
listen while watching russian porn
George Bungerham - Sat, 17 Jun 2017 21:49:35 EST ID:7fstVr4m No.12823 Ignore Report Quick Reply
listen while watching russian porn
nick bick !W76cpN/rSs - Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:07:50 EST ID:9N+VDvBs No.12827 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The russian alphabet is easy for me but i cannot get down tenses or conjugation
nick bick !W76cpN/rSs - Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:08:33 EST ID:9N+VDvBs No.12828 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I love him and also Alexander Rosenbaum
nick bick !W76cpN/rSs - Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:09:28 EST ID:9N+VDvBs No.12829 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I will be your pen pal

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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Sidney Dovinghood - Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:50:40 EST ID:CZwd32E4 No.12743 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Edward Cremmlekotch - Sun, 26 Feb 2017 23:12:33 EST ID:9KF7/Gdy No.12789 Ignore Report Quick Reply
well, you're just "lost".
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?
Polly Ponderchan - Fri, 26 May 2017 21:25:21 EST ID:6ok89Rdd No.12815 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This was posted almost a year ago, but...
I think the word suffix would be -machy (like the centauromachy, or tauromachy), so kinmachy perhaps?
Charlie of the Chans !!kWjRhGF5 - Tue, 06 Jun 2017 19:58:36 EST ID:bqvF7HID No.12819 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Maybe the beginnings of Creutzfeldt-Jacob?


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?


Polly Fuddleshaw - Mon, 17 Oct 2016 21:35:08 EST ID:W3n1K4f3 No.12683 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Thanks, wow
Sidney Hunkinfurk - Wed, 02 Nov 2016 15:56:54 EST ID:FjAbvXN/ No.12701 Ignore Report Quick Reply

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.
Reuben Drullerbet - Sat, 08 Apr 2017 02:28:03 EST ID:6nLLf+6S No.12800 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Zebra zebra
Reuben Cinnerworth - Sun, 28 May 2017 18:21:36 EST ID:bzPhCF/J No.12816 Ignore Report Quick Reply

some real old school shit

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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Ernest Pockwill - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 13:36:30 EST ID:Tt4QsqPp No.12795 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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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
Frederick Blackworth - Sat, 25 Mar 2017 20:54:39 EST ID:Tt4QsqPp No.12798 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Shitting Chibberlock - Sun, 09 Apr 2017 09:09:00 EST ID:O3/U+ilN No.12801 Ignore Report Quick Reply
κάπνιζε φούντα κάθε μέρα
Priscilla Bardspear - Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:23:38 EST ID:dr9JF6EZ No.12810 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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