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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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Esther Blonderfire - Sat, 03 Nov 2018 22:13:18 EST ID:KOlwLmFN No.12962 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Forgot about smoke weed everyday, it's Fumer de l'herbe tous les jours.
You can replace de l'herbe with de la beuh.
Thomas Hinkinchack - Thu, 08 Nov 2018 16:25:27 EST ID:/y9THpzG No.12963 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Adding another one to Norwegian:
"Snut er ut"
Snut meaning "snout", referring to the snout of a pig. "ut" meaning out, "er" meaning is. "purk" or "purken" is also a common way to refer to cops. a "purke" is a female pig.

Snut snut kaffegrut
Cops cops coffee-grounds (the nasty black shit you don't want to drink)
Purk purk sur agurk
Cops cops sour cucumbers
Purkeblod lukter utedo
Cops-blood smells like outhouses (the shitters you find out in the woods by cabins)
Edwin Penderdock - Sun, 17 Mar 2019 10:21:44 EST ID:avB4RCSP No.12970 Ignore Report Quick Reply
you cannot forget the classic: 'zawsze i wszedzie policja jebana bedzie' (everytime and everywhere the police will be fucked)

German by George Bocklehire - Fri, 23 Mar 2018 11:28:31 EST ID:4+gZeHsc No.12908 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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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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Frederick Gullerfield - Thu, 16 Aug 2018 08:59:12 EST ID:Dt64G3gw No.12949 Ignore Report Quick Reply
wat dacht je van naar de middelbare school gaan of gewoon je rijbewijs gaan krijgen. duitsland is letterlijk om de hoek vanuit waar dan ook uit nederland. Duitse films zijn er ook in overvloed zeker als je documentaires enzovoorts meerekent. Elke Nederlander kan Duits eigenlijk. Wees gewoon geen 15 XD
Priscilla Bimmerstone - Tue, 12 Mar 2019 17:01:14 EST ID:tGB4k1mQ No.12968 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You should start watching a lot of german YouTube or television, switch your phone to german and listen to a lot of german music :)
Priscilla Bimmerstone - Tue, 12 Mar 2019 17:02:14 EST ID:tGB4k1mQ No.12969 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Also German memes help and if you have the opportunity go talk to some Germans

Duolinguo by Nathaniel Drorryhood - Mon, 13 Aug 2018 21:18:54 EST ID:Y/6xwwJi No.12947 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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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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Beatrice Forringdat - Fri, 22 Feb 2019 21:58:04 EST ID:WouDRSu3 No.12965 Ignore Report Quick Reply
No, spend many hours on one language, not a few on many.
Priscilla Berryham - Mon, 25 Feb 2019 13:08:54 EST ID:VtiCvs1A No.12966 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I don't think what you're doing is effective.
Cyril Famblededging - Mon, 25 Feb 2019 19:59:32 EST ID:Y/6xwwJi No.12967 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I started using duolingo for Klingon and it’s actually a nifty little app, I’m like lvl 25 on Spanish and where else can you study Welsch?

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!
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Hedda Pishwater - Wed, 27 Jun 2018 20:04:44 EST ID:j1bLKHv0 No.12930 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Pinyin is good at first, but later when you start speaking and listening faster, people say words and you have to just know the tones to deduce what theyre saying. Ive been studying chinese for about 9 months now and i had help from several native speakers, including one of my best friends and two girlfriends between the time i started and now. Im going to china for the first time this summer, but i like to consider myself at least a little experienced because i go to a school with a lot of FOBs. All of my teachers have also been pretty much FOBs who go to china regularly. The best way i can tell you to start is to buy a textbook and study on your own and i mean FUCKING STUDY. I needed to learn all of chinese 1 (普通话) in about 2 1/2 weeks in order to transfer on time to chinese 2, and i was waking up at 8, studying at 9 am, and continuing until 2ish with one meal in between and one 15 minute break to socialize. Tones are hard to grasp at first, but practicing speaking everything you learn will make it instinctual. You dont think about the yones after awhile they jusy come to you. Good luck🤙.
Polly Sondertetch - Sun, 07 Oct 2018 14:30:53 EST ID:U8gvRFHf No.12959 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Betsy Fallyford - Tue, 23 Oct 2018 14:41:31 EST ID:WWuykEgE No.12960 Ignore Report Quick Reply
So it's me, the person who made this post >>12878
Just want to kinda redact what I said somewhat.
>There is very little room for error on tone, and people will not use context to deduce your intended meaning.
>This is exactly what I've heard. It's spelled similar in pinyin but the Chinese won't work out what you mean if the tone is off.
That was what I heard, but actually people can understand you if you get the tones off, obviously they are important but it's not as severe as I or that poster made out.

In terms for people saying Pinyin is bullshit, by all means go straight into characters and start learning them right away, but to put it simply you're going to NEED Pinyin in the beginning. All of the dictionaries use it and you're just making a monumental task even more difficult if you try and learn chinese without it.

And for what it's worth, chinese childrens books usually contain the pinyin below the characters, so it is something that is known here.

Putting it out there that pimsleur is great too, if you want to torrent those.

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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Angus Chindlekick - Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:42:24 EST ID:YUYgxr2I No.12956 Ignore Report Quick Reply

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

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.
Hannah Smallville - Thu, 04 Oct 2018 12:50:32 EST ID:dJndZiUm No.12958 Ignore Report Quick Reply

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.
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Martin Pandleson - Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:44:41 EST ID:dJndZiUm No.12951 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>No Los Gypsy Kings

You have lost all credibility my man.
Edward Crommernork - Wed, 22 Aug 2018 19:27:57 EST ID:MUTWc9BI No.12952 Ignore Report Quick Reply
So, that's the anme of the Volare authors, honestly it's one of the few flamenco songs popular in Colombia. I'm sorry for have lost my credibility :(
Isabella Fedgekure - Tue, 28 Aug 2018 07:27:18 EST ID:sM8uVQag No.12953 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Buena Vista Social Club

Test by Test !nNiWLGmebQ - Sat, 01 Sep 2018 15:20:20 EST ID:mIuH8JgP No.12954 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Or Else It Gets the Hose Again by CrazyFolksTribe !owU3wSU682 - Tue, 20 Feb 2018 02:13:04 EST ID:XS8FLVXN No.12898 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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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 ID:pfV1k0Io No.12936 Ignore Report Quick 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.
Angus Hicklespear - Tue, 17 Jul 2018 04:54:01 EST ID:AuSQ7OmV No.12941 Ignore Report Quick 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?
Cornelius Gooddock - Sun, 12 Aug 2018 17:14:49 EST ID:t3GIWSES No.12946 Ignore Report Quick Reply

>hopefully I receive a beef bukkake today

FTFY, beef bukkake is delicious

Love and translation by Hugh Hollerson - Thu, 02 Aug 2018 12:10:55 EST ID:FtaZu9oV No.12945 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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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
Subline & Yun Miyake - Lúdic

Gàidhlig by scumfuc - Thu, 25 Jan 2018 22:59:55 EST ID:tkutlT9X No.12890 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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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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Hamilton Clunkintitch - Sun, 01 Jul 2018 10:33:03 EST ID:D+KagsBL No.12932 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yup. That's a diminutive. They're quite productive in Gaelic apparently.
Hamilton Clunkintitch - Sun, 01 Jul 2018 10:34:09 EST ID:D+KagsBL No.12933 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Bogdan's got nothing to do with it though. That's a common given name in Serbia. It means "Godgiven", a calque from "Theodore"
Charles Packlefut - Fri, 20 Jul 2018 00:29:47 EST ID:7+szUJXv No.12944 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yeah, interlingual wordplay doesn't go so hot, I guess. I once made a joke about how the Mongols were able to conquer so much territory because they all had one goal, they were a mono-goal kind of people.

I believe the Roma I knew explained it as being his language's version of "George," but I thought "George" was an Anglicization of "Gregorios" from Greek.

Semantic Domains by Henry Dartforth - Sun, 13 May 2018 00:02:52 EST ID:tkutlT9X No.12920 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So, what's a better semantic domain to use against the idea of Language Relativity than colors?

I'm thinking emotions would work. They're universal, but require thought to distinguish, unlike color recognition, which is instinctual. That said, I can't really think of any language that distinguishes emotions differently than English and Spanish, the only two languages I speak.

Penny for your thoughts, /lang/.
Fanny Biffingkire - Mon, 02 Jul 2018 03:36:54 EST ID:pfV1k0Io No.12935 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Pastoralists have many words for shades of color. The brown, white, yellow, grey, brown range can be absolutely huge. As you probably knew, most color systems don't distinguish blue from green. Black, white, red, yellow, green-blue, brown are the most stable. Grey is common. Pink is rare. Orange is basically unknown. There are a class of colors derived from plant and animal products eg. indigo, marron, lilac. These are always young and easy borrowed.

Emotional states may be universal but only the basic ones have specific roots. The usual rendition for higher emotional states is periphrasis with reference to "heart", "mind", "body", "eye". They don't say happy, they say "heart-pleased", they don't say snarky/irreverent, they say "hard-eyed", they don't say sad/depressed, they say "broken-hearted", they don't say brave but "heart-y". Furthermore, these expressions don't always translate to the same thing. "Heartlessness" means cruelty as in English but licentiousness in another language (and also conceivably cowardly).

This way of expressing feelings is productive in English when we don't use core emotions, verbal roots or borrowed words.

Semantic range of most expression is relative. The question is one o f degree. If there is no need for something to be distinguished, it doesn't get distinguished. Thus, lots of languages don't create words for digits greater than 5. 10, 20 and 100 numerals derive from roots meaning greatness or totality. This isn't merely limited to intangibles, distinguishing between lips-mouth, hand-arm, hand-leg is globally more absent than it is present.

I'm not sure why you feel motivated to challenge this. It's just more parsimonious to be relativistic.
Charles Packlefut - Fri, 20 Jul 2018 00:23:26 EST ID:7+szUJXv No.12943 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'm no linguist but I was wandering around on Wikipedia back then and I felt a vulnerability in this line of study. I'm just some layman, I can't really look into this concept properly, so I decided to consult this board and hopefully catch the attention of someone who could maybe make something of this idea, or at least put my mind at ease. Thank you for that, by the way.

I feel that perhaps the geopgraphic locations where languages develop, and the circumstances in which they develop, affect the way certain languages categorize objects, and that no situation is ideal for preparing a language to be perfectly comprehensive when describing classes of things such as plants and animals. Not everything lives everywhere, do people who live far away from anything venomous, like the Inuit, have words for poison?

Because of this like, natural gap in our knowledge, people applied the words they have to new concepts and we end up with shit like the family groups of Wittgenstein. I wonder how much scientific progress has been held back by our inability to properly handle things that don't quite fit in our categorizing, things like Echidnas and suicide trees/suicide plants.

I apologize, I'm in way over my head with these idle thoughts. But I can't really be satisfied with parsimony in science. I'm kinda hoping that I can loop someone sho knows what the fuck they are doing into pursuing these ideas further, just in case I'm onto something here and there's insight to be discovered down this road.

.............. by Nigel Cracklehug - Fri, 11 Aug 2017 21:59:07 EST ID:h2SYV0kE No.12855 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Do we need so many different punctuation marks. Could we not use one punctuation mark. and the context would tell us what it.s supposed to indicate.
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20th Century and new screens - Wed, 03 Jan 2018 07:30:59 EST ID:+jqQNLjw No.12886 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Dancing language and body exercise:

Hedda Pishwater - Wed, 27 Jun 2018 20:08:06 EST ID:j1bLKHv0 No.12931 Ignore Report Quick Reply
When texting, theres so much you can display with emojis. Being ironic, embarrassed about asking something, saying something jokingly, being unseriously siggestive while still indicating a level of seriousness. I rarely use punctuation when texting people. Emojis to me are what indicate inflection in the voice. I think the amount of punctuatiom we have is satisfactory, especially with emojis.
Fanny Biffingkire - Mon, 02 Jul 2018 02:05:20 EST ID:pfV1k0Io No.12934 Ignore Report Quick Reply
having studied monocase, vowel-unmarked, Old South Arabian epigraphy where the only punctuation mark is the "word" boundary

you can fuck right off mate

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