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The bible

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- Tue, 05 May 2015 11:19:02 EST v2a/POHn No.12110
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I don't know if many of you have noticed, but the bible is a very good way of learning languages. Maybe not when English is involved because of the archaic language, but otherwise it's more or less similarly translated in all European languages.
  • Many have a gist of some of the stories.
  • Virtually every sentence is numbered.
  • Its easy to find some story that can keep your attention.
Reading the bible is quite interesting in many ways even/especially if you're not religious.
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cursive !M6R0eWkIpk - Fri, 03 Jul 2015 17:46:53 EST CEs+htsk No.12211 Reply
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so are instruction books and assembly manuals
sometimes menus too. i cracked the korean alphabet over kim bob
(it had each word written ~pheonetically in english also)
won't work with chinese menus >_<
Isabella Bevingspear - Sun, 13 Oct 2019 20:32:51 EST ZHwh13Fn No.13038 Reply
how did you manage to crack the language over that?
Gyrstra - Sun, 22 Dec 2019 06:55:56 EST vDOp4jps No.13061 Reply
The Bible is and will always will be a kings right of passage. That foul language is scrountiney to the ones truly deserving.

русский язык

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- Thu, 29 Aug 2019 04:57:49 EST ltItWifP No.13007
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I don't see a thread for Russian, so I figure I'd start a new one since it's my favourite.

I figured we could put grammar questions in here, along with resource requests or whatever you all want.

So if anyone has any Russian grammar questions I'll do my best to answer.

Myself, I am looking for something to listen to that's for advanced learners, but easy to have on in the background while I'm working. Any ideas?
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David Goodham - Sun, 15 Dec 2019 03:26:10 EST mJ1DYqDG No.13059 Reply
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ok we out here doing russian memes here
David Goodham - Sun, 15 Dec 2019 03:26:57 EST mJ1DYqDG No.13060 Reply
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A natural accent that is offensive to people

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- Mon, 10 Jun 2019 06:55:02 EST Tt4QsqPp No.12995
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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?
Thomas Fungernetch - Mon, 10 Jun 2019 23:29:57 EST Tt4QsqPp No.12996 Reply
On top of that I got a fucking trenchmouth how do i fix lol
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

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.
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Cyril Paddlekodge - Mon, 02 Sep 2019 19:08:26 EST fGqmwyu2 No.13010 Reply
Mainly manga at first. It's a good medium to start with because the text is typically not that dense, the pictures help fill in context when you don't know words and can help aid memory, and there are plenty of easier series with furigana. よつばと! is a common beginner one, ゆるゆり and アホガール are ones I like too. Keep in mind that even "easier" material will be hard at first. There are also readers with Japanese short stories and English translations that explain grammar, those can be pretty useful early on. I also really like certain Japanese music so reading lyrics along with the music has been one of my main language sources. Even if you don't understand much it can help you get used to what the language sounds like.
Henry Drinningbanks - Fri, 06 Dec 2019 14:27:38 EST 7B9YfRPY No.13055 Reply
How come I hear many people who are proficient in multiple languages say that learning a new language doesn't mean having to spend a lifetime?
Henry Drinningbanks - Fri, 06 Dec 2019 14:39:09 EST 7B9YfRPY No.13056 Reply
Wouldn't the best starting material be something that introduces you to Hiragana and Katakana before you jump into trying to learn Kanji? If you can understand those first two then you unlock access to be able to use websites like Jisho.org efficiently. I heard that the website was pretty good for Japanese vocabulary.

Learn Arabic

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- Thu, 05 Dec 2019 11:21:33 EST QxDywCS1 No.13054
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Please join.

this is a discord for people trying to learn Arabic.

if you are a beginner enjoy a bunch of amazing resources to learn this language.

If you are native help out anons and talk to like mind people.

Schwyzerdütsch Memes

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- Wed, 04 Dec 2019 21:08:53 EST 0qcjpleL No.13053
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Hat jemand Memes in Schweizerdeutsch? Ich werde ein paar posten und den Thread fortsetzen.

Language Meta

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- Wed, 18 Sep 2019 01:50:11 EST XCp5GUmm No.13015
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Post a language (or several) and a good reason/motivation to learn that language.

Russian: Huge unhindered piracy scene. Huge country (surface of Russia is larger than surface of Pluto).
Latin: Recognize the root words of lots of words.
English: Lurk/Post on 420chan. Obligatory for programming.
Japanese: Endless amounts of lewd degenerate media.
Jarvis Bammleson - Wed, 18 Sep 2019 02:07:01 EST sGs8eG8h No.13016 Reply
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Cornish: Most obscure Celtic language. Part of the superior Brythonic language category, secret language that only few know making your motives impossible to discern. Ancient spells that not many know about in the old celtic tomes. Sounds like a fantasy language, can confuse people to think you're speaking elvish. Name of the language and people/country/province is literally CORN-ish

Here, get to learning


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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
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.
Nathaniel Nickleridge - Wed, 22 May 2019 13:09:38 EST ENopw94i No.12994 Reply
>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

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.
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.


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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).
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).
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.


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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!


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?
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?
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?
Betsy Crunnerville - Fri, 11 Nov 2016 19:22:39 EST NZmMur/5 No.12712 Reply
Future learn has some free courses on it at the moment.

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