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Mandarin music?

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- Wed, 18 Jul 2012 18:30:15 EST QpPIe/nL No.7196
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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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Sidney Gadgefield - Wed, 27 Jun 2018 19:54:03 EST j1bLKHv0 No.12929 Reply
>>7196
If youre okay with rap then look up higher brothers on spotify. Shits fuckin cash.

Favorites by them are isabellae, aston martin, made in china (not the remix), and wechat.

Finnish

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- Sat, 20 Aug 2016 22:47:59 EST 4HnKYQAn No.12641
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I cannot, for the life of me, find an answer for a simple question on any of the sites on which I study.
I generally know when to use the nominative, accusative and partitive, except for the verb "to be." I at one point thought it would just be the nominative, ex. "Se on taulukko. It is a table" from skimming walls of finnish text, but I later read that the accusative may sometimes look like the nominative. I have no idea which case ending I should use with "olla" as the verb, and it seems so fundamental to everyday speech that I want to get it straight in my mind.
>inb4 learn a useful language
Finnish is wierd and fascinating, albeit useless.
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Clara Drubberlat - Tue, 22 Nov 2016 15:39:35 EST PZICZQ5a No.12717 Reply
>>12682
Also I think Iso suomen kieloppi is good. It's descriptive grammar for those who can read Finnish
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Oliver Brondlestone - Thu, 26 Apr 2018 11:17:04 EST VU9VXUdS No.12917 Reply
>>12641
Okay, I've been living in Finland for five months, so I know a decent bit of finnish.

With olla you use nominative when you refer to a quality of something definite (ruoka on valmis 'THE food is ready' vs ruokaa on valmista '[some] food is ready').

Also, partitive when adscribing abstract qualities (mun isäni on insinööri 'my father is an engineer' vs mun isäni on surullista 'my father is sad').

You never use genitive-like accusative as complement of verb olla.
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Alice Gezzlefuck - Sun, 20 May 2018 04:32:29 EST mN1MzBjb No.12924 Reply
>>12917

*mun isäni on surullinen
"Surullista" is something you usually use when you comment on something ie. This is sad \ tämä on surullista
Source: am native speaker but I have forgotten most of the fancy words like accusative allitive etc.

我们抽了大麻每天

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- Wed, 09 Apr 2014 03:49:16 EST wHm1akGe No.11230
File: 1397029756595.jpg -(37219B / 36.35KB, 545x363) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. 我们抽了大麻每天
可以我们有一个普通化谈话吧?

我可以做的更好啊!
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George Clayshaw - Wed, 14 Mar 2018 13:17:09 EST mmfTNKPc No.12906 Reply
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>>11408
I was in the middle of responding to this but then I realized that I posted it.

Fuck.. nearly 4 years ago now
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Jack Penderlit - Tue, 27 Mar 2018 20:38:46 EST VsDbYFh5 No.12909 Reply
你好
我是苏格兰人我不是英国人我的工作是英文老师
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Henry Dartforth - Sat, 12 May 2018 23:08:20 EST tkutlT9X No.12918 Reply
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>>12906
lmao that slow imageboard feel

Kinda crazy how these places can be a time capsule you end up arguing with.

pic related my mind is blown

My parents found this in a hotel

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- Tue, 10 Apr 2018 00:53:46 EST +f8TxzFZ No.12912
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What does it mean?
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Lillian Pittfield - Tue, 10 Apr 2018 13:01:29 EST qWxf60X3 No.12913 Reply
It means someone was practicing the Gurmukhi alphabet.

looking for a Japanese friend/roommate

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- Tue, 13 Mar 2018 13:14:35 EST l7x7rpAe No.12905
File: 1520961275772.jpg -(24279B / 23.71KB, 425x378) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. looking for a Japanese friend/roommate
I live in a studio apartment right outside new york. Does anyone know anyone Japanese looking for a place to stay ill only charge a 100 a month for rent and ill negotiate if thats not doable. I really just need someone who knowz Japanese to teach me our help me out.
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Esther Goshwen - Mon, 16 Apr 2018 08:55:53 EST zZKfyLCM No.12914 Reply
There are so many resources online for finding a speaking partner, Google around.

Why Latin is useful

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- Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:15:44 EST ZtJh40Yw No.11921
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  1. Helps with understanding of Romance languages across the board.

2. Allows you to read historical documents from centuries ago. Not all of them have been translated into English or any contemporary language--there is a wealth of information which exists only in Latin.

3. Useful for understanding legal, philosophical, and scientific terminology.

4. It's fun.
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Jack Brookson - Mon, 19 Jan 2015 16:11:23 EST FSpFf/PB No.11963 Reply
>>11958

>I think it's ridiculous how many people wish to use it for communicative purposes

That sounds like a lot of fun, and I'm sure people who view it that way also find it fun. Different strokes and all that.
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Graham Hangershit - Tue, 20 Jan 2015 12:20:58 EST 7eexnvjt No.11969 Reply
>>11963
It does sound like fun, but it's too impractical. It's every Latin student's wish to be fluent in the language and to maintain Ciceronian dialogues within it, but it's difficult in that the language is not modern. This leads to gaps in vocabulary, where we cannot discuss things such as computers and television shows unless we agree on the words to be used beforehand.

Besides, one thing that must be mentioned: the Latin that is studied in schools is hardly reflective of the Latin spoken by the average Roman. The "Classical" variety that we all know was a highly polished form that only the educated Romans spoke. Your average Roman would have spoken Vulgar Latin, which is of a drastically different character, being much simpler. A good friend once made the analogy that studying Latin by reading Caesar, Catullus, and Ovid is like studying English by reading Shakespeare.
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Cyril Pinderlotch - Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:25:53 EST o6BAGsFK No.12907 Reply
Is that chick a naga?

smoke weed everyday in other languages

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- Thu, 28 Mar 2013 20:34:17 EST ORtpm4VC No.9025
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毎日マリファナをすう!
(mainichi marifana o suu~)
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Shitting Chibberlock - Sun, 09 Apr 2017 09:09:00 EST O3/U+ilN No.12801 Reply
κάπνιζε φούντα κάθε μέρα
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Priscilla Bardspear - Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:23:38 EST dr9JF6EZ No.12810 Reply
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PÉNIS PARTOUT

Gàidhlig

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- Thu, 25 Jan 2018 22:59:55 EST tkutlT9X No.12891
File: 1516939195523.png -(15210B / 14.85KB, 1024x614) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Gàidhlig
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?

Japanese Books

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- Fri, 28 Jul 2017 05:05:34 EST a/wB2zDw No.12843
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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
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Rebecca Broblingpag - Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:48:36 EST /oXqVk34 No.12887 Reply
>>12843
I've only read translations, but I really like Natsume Soseki. Both I am a cat and Kokoro are really neat, started on Botchan a while back too and it seems good as well.

Also, No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai is great.

Learning hindi

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- Sun, 05 Feb 2017 20:02:52 EST AjDaCfIo No.12739
File: 1486342972811.gif -(16634B / 16.24KB, 531x628) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Learning hindi
Anyone here have any suggestions for learning hindi? Best methods, resources, etc. There seems to be less out there for learning hindi than other languages, but it doesn't seem all that much harder than any other indo-european language.
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Emma Herringstog - Mon, 18 Dec 2017 11:55:25 EST T6RKVOrd No.12884 Reply
came here for this, was not disappoint.

To piggyback: My brown friends say something that sounds like "jolly african-american" very often... kinda like NI GAH and I'm curious to find out what that means.

Symbol identfication

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- Tue, 09 May 2017 17:36:33 EST HujR2Eru No.12812
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Do you think this is japanese? Does anyone recognize these symbols?
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Matilda Dupperwin - Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:07:47 EST 3UeT/0lX No.12840 Reply
>>12837
did this comment make chester bennington commit suicide? discuss.
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Fucking Mecklestone - Thu, 03 Aug 2017 05:35:52 EST CFUOu1ho No.12844 Reply
First character looks like 女 or 丈 depending on what the orientation is, the second character looks like an early seal-script type of character


Are there still jobs for translators and interpreters?

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- Sun, 06 Aug 2017 09:33:59 EST 3UeT/0lX No.12846
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I did an introductory translation course but I never followed it up because it became very clear that I'd spend the next 10 years of my life competing with people happy to be paid 1 euro an hour on oDesk, and after that probably just be replaced with computers.

Am I wrong? It is very much the area where my skills lie, I'm good at studying languages and I really enjoy it, but I think there is no point in getting the DipTrans or a masters in translation because there is no future in translation.

Interpreting will last longer, surely? What about that? What language pairs are most in demand I wonder...
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Beatrice Snodridge - Tue, 08 Aug 2017 16:41:45 EST FFL47ufi No.12849 Reply
You are absolutely wrong about translators jobs being replaced by computers. People trust humans over computers any day of the week.

Interpreting sure. Pays really well if you know an EU language. And certainly in the UK if you can interpret for sign language you've got job security for life.
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Samuel Deffingshaw - Thu, 31 Aug 2017 12:10:52 EST IWuTMAIO No.12864 Reply
>>12849
I don't think I am wrong, when I started learning Spanish just 6 years ago the going rate for a translation was 26 cents a word, and google translator was unheard of. Now the going rate for a human is 2-5cents a word, outsourcing and google translator seem to have destroyed this industry.

I live in Ireland, there are no free resources for learning ISL, classes are expensive, a degree in it takes years and has 90% drop out rate, and it isn't an official language so there aren't that many jobs in it.

I would like to be an interpreter, yes indeed.
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George Duddlelock - Sat, 09 Sep 2017 10:08:04 EST 1ps++g6d No.12867 Reply
>>12864
>interpreter in Ireland
Who would even want to go to Ireland in the first place? Move to another country, learn the language and there's your translator job.

Dead languages

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- Mon, 22 Jun 2015 19:24:31 EST uDveC9em No.12186
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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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Charlie of the Chans !!kWjRhGF5 - Sun, 11 Jun 2017 15:28:07 EST bqvF7HID No.12820 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:

https://pastebin.com/NLtZEQqh
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Charlie of the Chans !!kWjRhGF5 - Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:16:13 EST bqvF7HID No.12841 Reply
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>>12820
These links are still active.
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Edwin Weddlemin - Sat, 12 Aug 2017 12:55:27 EST 3U+IF4Ig No.12859 Reply
>>12186
Hey OP, I'm a grad student in the Classics. I am pretty good at Attic and Latin, and I've got some good news: free resources for learning both abound. I know you said you are more interested in learning Koine, but I think the real reason to start with Attic is simply that the learning tools are more accessible and available. You can absolutely learn outside of school, so long as you have discipline! All it'll take is about 30 minutes - 1 hour a day, every day for a year or so and you'll be reading in no time.

Pick any starting Attic textbook (I used Hanson & Quinn as a beginner; there are however literally hundreds of great places to start) and after that just download pdfs of "intermediate readers" like Geoffery Steadman's (google him -- his stuff is all free) until you feel comfortable reading!

Good luck!

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