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

соскив

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- Sat, 15 Feb 2014 19:19:46 EST TMjY54gu No.11075
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Howdy, /lang/. I was wondering if anyone knew a translation for "Вoлю зoлoту" in Ukrainian. From what I understand, Вoлю means freedom or will and зoлoту means gold, so I'm guessing it might mean golden freedom. Anyone know?
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Archie Tootbury - Sat, 08 Aug 2015 04:45:47 EST hPPfZi8Z No.12358 Reply
>>11075
Where did you get this phrase? It's part of a larger sentence. It means "golden freedom".

>>12330
This same guy is replying to a whole load of threads in the hope of getting some particular post number
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Archie Tootbury - Sat, 08 Aug 2015 04:54:03 EST hPPfZi8Z No.12359 Reply
I meant it's NOT golden freedom.

>>12358
I see, it's from the refrain in the music on that youtube link.
Слaвтe, [...] Вoлю зoлoту.
Celebrate [...] free will.

BR is a mistake

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- Fri, 07 Aug 2015 13:12:27 EST RfX1SS0n No.12346
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Brazil is a third world shithole please die
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Albert Bardshaw - Fri, 07 Aug 2015 20:59:40 EST BDA11n53 No.12357 Reply
you fucking nerd
..: u will never make sex in ur life
..: while in brazil i have sex 30 times each day at carnaval

get

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- Thu, 06 Aug 2015 23:24:30 EST msf7ynKk No.12270
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posta aqui e muito dificil mas vamos tentar o get assim mesmo posta aqui e muito dificil mas vamos tentar o get assim mesmo posta aqui e muito dificil mas vamos tentar o get assim mesmo posta aqui e muito dificil mas vamos tentar o get assim mesmo posta aqui e muito dificil mas vamos tentar o get assim mesmo posta aqui e muito dificil mas vamos tentar o get assim mesmo posta aqui e muito dificil mas vamos tentar o get assim mesmo
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John Drillerpot - Fri, 07 Aug 2015 13:14:29 EST QDQSC81F No.12355 Reply
>>12345
vai toma ano seu cu, viado do caralho pegando a foda fora
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E Um Filho !loJSOMZg0g - Sun, 09 Aug 2015 02:43:12 EST SpupB4UU No.12362 Reply
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>>12345
OKAY YOU BRAZILIAN FUCKWADS, YOU GOT THE POST NUMBERED 12345. HOORAY. BRAZIL IS THE BEST COUNTRY ON EARTH. PORTUGUESE IS THE BEST LANGUAGE EVER INVENTED. YOU WIN. FUTEBOL PARA TODOS. now fuck off with your dumb fake Spanish

Spanish to Portuguese

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- Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:54:54 EST 48iE+eos No.11823
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quick question for you guys. I'm aware that romatic language grammar structures are quite similar, but are they basically identical, just with different words, verbsm and conjucations, or are there major grammatical differences between them, specifically Spanish and Portuguese.


I have spoken Spanish for nearly 3 years and have obtained a fairly high level of fluency and comprehension in the language, mostly because I have lived in a Spanish speaking country for the time. I like languages and would like to learn another, and figured Portuguese would be a language not all that different (I hear Italian is closer but I have more interest in Portuguese because of Brazil).

Issue is, I do not have a lot of time right now, and may be just an hour before bed. How similar are the two languages from a grammatic stand point?

Thanks.
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Oliver Clinderway - Fri, 26 Dec 2014 16:10:24 EST aB6uAQ+j No.11930 Reply
>>11823

I've been learning Spanish about 5 years and I'm fluent. I've been learning Portuguese about a week and it's quite cool, I can already understand advanced texts. Oh but I can barely figure out what's going on in a basic news report on the radio. Even if it's a story I read about earlier that day.

Pronunciation is difficult and there are enough differences in grammar to surprise you occasionally.. but if you speak fluent Spanish and you think Portuguese is hard it's because you've never learned another language, at least not as an adult.

I would say it's a massive mistake to start learning Portuguese until you have an advanced level of Spanish unless you have to. I lived in Catalonia and I saw my friends who tried to learn Catalan when their Spanish was only intermediate struggle. They constantly made silly mistakes in Spanish, like writing "havía" instead of "había" or using Catalan words that sound Spanish, confusing which grammar rule was Catalan and which was Spanish.. If you wanna learn a language before you are fluent in Spanish then learn something from another family. German for example, it's much harder, but it won't fuck your Spanish to pieces.
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Lydia Dadgeshit - Tue, 10 Feb 2015 22:30:51 EST 9hlFs5NV No.11996 Reply
Você tomará no cu intensamente com a pronúncia do português brasileiro. Sério, boa sorte.
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James Clayway - Fri, 07 Aug 2015 12:58:03 EST uyEVv9RZ No.12312 Reply
>I would say it's a massive mistake to start learning Portuguese
its very easy my brother all you have to do is speak chiado like xxx doix trex seix dex e ja faz sucesso com a mulecada tirando onda de favelado kkkk

Vietnamese Resources?

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!GEcKEyOqGA - Thu, 26 Sep 2013 12:18:54 EST pVQtZPjw No.10020
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Anybody got some good resources they use for Vietnamese?

Here's a few off the top of my head

Memrise: memrise.com
Quà Tặng Cuộc Sống: http://www.youtube.com/user/QuaTangCuocSong4U
Learn Vietnamese with Annie: http://www.youtube.com/user/AnnieVietnamese
Learn How to Speak Vietnamese: http://www.youtube.com/user/learnvietnamese
Uz-Translations: http://uz-translations.net/
My 'Basic Vietnamese' decks: Not yet released (soon I promise)


Want your help, wordsmiths

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- Sun, 16 Nov 2014 18:25:45 EST KR0otAvU No.11859
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What's the shortest, most powerful one syllable word you can come up with, original or not? For example "Tao" and "God" are short, unoriginal 'powerful' words and "Dog" is another short one syllable word. What words can you come up with?
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How to pronounce: Ö & Ä?

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- Sat, 18 Jul 2015 02:41:31 EST RYQ9LXTa No.12233
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Ever wondered how to pronounce those scandinavian letters Ä and Ö? Well here's how: BIRDMAN is essentially BÖÖRDMÄÄN. Hope that helps!
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Archie Greenbury - Wed, 05 Aug 2015 01:18:59 EST /hq3aXTW No.12268 Reply
>scandinavian letters
nigga what.
my language even has Ő. Also Ű. And Í. And Ó.
I'm not even scandinavian.
Get on my level.

writing a short story in a foreign language

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- Sun, 19 Jul 2015 07:31:08 EST PGQjFfMj No.12240
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Hello, group.
In the last three years, i began to write profusely in English, my natural language being french.
However, i know that i have not reached t complete fluency in writing yet,
Could you read an excerpt of the following story and make judgement on my english skills ? I have been told that i am not better than google translate and this seems a bit excessive... But on the other hand, i know i am not perfect.

Let you be the judge.

http://writeessaysandphilo.blogspot.pt/
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George Nicklebanks - Mon, 20 Jul 2015 06:52:26 EST s7tRuAtf No.12242 Reply
Your writing has the choppy quality that I would expect from someone who is still learning English, but it is readable, understandable, and there were even some descriptions that I found pleasant to read. I only scanned your story for about 30 seconds, so keep that in mind.

Actually, some of science fiction parts went over my head, and I could not even tell if you were using the words appropriately or not. So in some ways, you may be better at English than I am. That is an interesting thing about learning a second language, you have a whole fluent history in another tongue that gives you an advantage, but as a whole your language skills are uneven.

I would say that you are well on your way toward becoming fluent and you are doing a terrific job. GOLD STAR. Who is a good boy? Yes, you are. Yes.
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Beatrice Fasslefield - Mon, 20 Jul 2015 10:03:10 EST TEw5sPgq No.12243 Reply
The actual english is OK, but you've got some weird line breaks in there, and need more paragraphs/whitespace. The formatting makes it very hard to read, not the english.

Also, you might want to cut back a little on the exposition. Instead of talking about 'stratum 0', try to just imply these different levels of class. Too many sci-fi authors want to label every little detail of their world. This isn't necessary. *Show*, don't *tell*. I get that it's like it's hard-coded in the society's technology, but unecesasry terminology is really cliche in sci-fi. I would also think of alternative words for 'disinterfacement'. It's just a clunky, ugly word.

As far as grammar, there's a few quirks. Like these:

>Rough was wintertime when you started to need flash-lights in order to roam this soulless urban space,
> But they had not the power of disinterfacement,

These sentences are constructed in a pretentious way, that sounds silly and out of place. You went from terse Kurt Vonnegut prose to 18th century romance novel prose.


Fix the formatting first, because walls of text with weird line breaks are no good to read. You want paragraphs.

english films dubbed in arabic

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- Sat, 18 Jul 2015 04:16:49 EST FMWK7G0C No.12234
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I'm at a point in my arabic studies where textbooks and all that aren't getting me much further. When I got to this point with spanish I started watching movies I knew well dubbed in spanish alongside the original english scene by scene until I could move on to actual spanish films. With arabic though, the only torrents I can find are for Dysney movies, all in MSA and Egyptian. Does anyone know where I can find, like, any other movies or TV shows? Fight Club in particular I have pretty much memorized in English and Spanish, so that would be perfect, but others would be fine as well. I'd prefer the levantine dialect (especially lebanese) but MSA or Egyptian is fine too I guess.
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Clara Dubblechetch - Sat, 18 Jul 2015 13:10:23 EST YAhfzJaq No.12237 Reply
Plenty of Arabic films in Netflix. Check it out.
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Clara Dubblechetch - Sat, 18 Jul 2015 13:36:57 EST YAhfzJaq No.12239 Reply
>>12238
Dont make this an excuse. jolly african-american.

Swearing/curse words

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- Sun, 24 May 2015 07:19:24 EST +sj1g0/i No.12141
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What do you think is the best language for swearing?
Like which ones would feels the best to throw at someone and how aggressive they sound as well?
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CrazyFolksTribe !loJSOMZg0g - Sat, 11 Jul 2015 19:06:11 EST s7OgtqBn No.12219 Reply
English
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John Gibbledock - Wed, 15 Jul 2015 06:59:22 EST h8A5L0NL No.12227 Reply
>>12193
vernacular italian has plenty of insults to all sorts of people, including gods
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cursive !M6R0eWkIpk - Sat, 08 Aug 2015 14:29:02 EST CEs+htsk No.12361 Reply
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Portugues.
swarthy as fuck.
look at portugal's location and realize every vessel travelling, trading, exploring or going to war to or from the mediterranean had to pass by it then think about all the sailors and pirates and whores and syphillis and drunken arguments and bar fights that goes with that.

the circumstances giving rise to that language and its epithets are surely a god damned scandal!
This would apply to general Gibralter area of course, it's jsut that.. ahh the way portuguese is spoken just has such scurvy potential and the language itsself is like a whore who's had a tongue lashing from all the scoundrels of euorpe, africa and the near east at least and you know sea dogs are sloppy drunk when they were spitting those curses too. it's perfect versatile language for a port town whore to mumble curses in with a mouth full o man's members arrrr.
>pirates, seamen, slavers, smugglers, faggy lords, perverts, italians and crazyfolkstribe*

*who omg babe would you get a load a that map?? who loves ya?

New Punctuation

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- Wed, 15 Jul 2015 02:47:37 EST 1C+Flis7 No.12223
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Every day life on earth becomes a little more text based. We text more than we talk, and the things we write down will out live our bodies.
I've noticed as this happens, punctuation has failed to keep up and it's becoming annoying. Has anyone else felt this? Like you need more symbols to properly convey exactly your tone and intent?
I feel like we definitely need a new punctuation mark somewhere between the fullstop and the exclamation point. There are so many times I am writing something and it's emotional enough that the fullstop is just too mundane. But an exclamation point is not accurate either, it's too intense and overuse is quite frankly starting to devalue it. I suggest something like an exclamation point but with a cross on top instead of just a vertical line.
Also we need a new set of alternate quotation marks, it feels weird to quote something that already has quotes in it, and it ends on a quoted sentence so you end up with two quotation marks right nest to each other. Like if I wanted to quote a news story that was all like "In his defense, Area Man says his naked marathon is beneficial for the community. "I believe I am providing the sexual education public schools are afraid to.""
You see how awkward that last bullshit looks? We have 3 separate varieties of brackets for mathematics, (), [], {}. We're at the point where we need a linguistic equivalent.

What suggestions do you have /lang/?
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Graham Goodforth - Wed, 15 Jul 2015 03:51:02 EST 20BU4QeQ No.12224 Reply
It doesn't matter how much shit you tack onto the latin alphabet. It will not do a satisfactory job of conveying tone.
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CrazyFolksTribe !loJSOMZg0g - Wed, 15 Jul 2015 04:23:10 EST JlPHeb6o No.12225 Reply
I feel you on the exclamation point thing. I've had a bunch of ideas of how to "improve" the way English is written, but never acted on most of them.

About the parentheses though: If you have a quote within a quote, I believe you're supposed to use single quotation marks inside of the doubles. Let's try it.
>"In his defense, Area Man says his naked marathon is beneficial for the community. 'I believe I am providing the sexual education public schools are afraid to.'"

Okay, it still looks a little strange at the end of the sentence. In situations like that, I think it's best just to rewrite the quote so you don't end up with too many quotation marks stacked at the end. Maybe this would work:
>"In his defense, Area Man claims his naked marathon is beneficial for the community. 'I believe I am providing the sexual education public schools are afraid to,' claims <Area Man's surname>."
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CrazyFolksTribe !loJSOMZg0g - Wed, 15 Jul 2015 04:25:50 EST JlPHeb6o No.12226 Reply
>>12225
And apparently, different quotation marks are used differently depending on whether you use British or American English. I don't want to go into that though.

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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Phineas Blandlelud - Sun, 10 May 2015 10:16:32 EST 4a9FnRGS No.12116 Reply
>>12110
I have found this too. Being able to look each sentence up in some other language is really helpful.

As for
>Maybe not when English is involved because of the archaic language
I don't agree. I find the ESV translation is easily to read and it's not that different from what I speak.
Also there's the Basic English version I think it's called which sticks to fairly simple language.
But in some very obscure languages it's hard to find a good translation. For example the Ainu version (translated by John Bachelor) is unusable to anyone who actually speaks the language today.
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cursive !M6R0eWkIpk - Fri, 03 Jul 2015 17:46:53 EST CEs+htsk No.12211 Reply
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>>12110
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 >_<

heiroglyphs

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- Sun, 31 May 2015 21:46:23 EST kZ9ruhQR No.12155
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Does anybody know the meaning of this symbol? May be egyptian?
Rough picture by the way.

Thanks.
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Nobody - Sat, 27 Jun 2015 09:40:55 EST 60ieSg2M No.12202 Reply
>>12155
It means "Satan up yo butt" (Nah, j/k. . . but it could)
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cursive !M6R0eWkIpk - Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:47:48 EST CEs+htsk No.12210 Reply
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>>12155
where'd you find it and why do you think it might be egyptian? Looks like it could refer to the proper direction to procede if it's not a poseidon or devil thing

if it's grafitti it could be a Folk Staff, though it shouldnt have parabolic forks, they ought to be 90º angles

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