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Mandarin self-learning by Albert Turveystock - Tue, 02 Aug 2016 07:08:37 EST ID:VsaRwmTc No.12618 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I need some kind of tone-learning program for Mandarin that I could turn on and practice daily. No money here, so it has to be free or piratable. ;_;

In exchange I recommend Mitchel Thomas method for basic Chinese. Way better learning curve, than most other stuff.
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Matilda Murdham - Tue, 09 Aug 2016 14:39:11 EST ID:VsaRwmTc No.12623 Ignore Report Quick Reply

tbh I can only compare it to rosetta and pimsleur

it has 10000% better curve, than p. and actually mentions tones. I'm not complaining.
Emma Lightdock - Wed, 10 Aug 2016 06:23:09 EST ID:7T6bny35 No.12624 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I honestly dont know of any program that focuses exclusively on tones. I've been studying mandarin for a few years now and it took me until recently to finally get the tones right. What it came down to in the end was lots of practice and listening exposure. Rosetta stone is not a bad one for that as you can do it at your own pace and repeat until you get it right. The learning curve might seem hard at first as there is no English involved but it really does start out pretty basic and once you get a bit more exposure it will actually start to seem overly simplistic. When you learn a new word, repeat until you get the sound correct, after a while you will start to associate certain sounds with the different tones and from there it comes naturally. Dont give up just because you dont feel like you are making any progress, you are probably getting a lot more out of it than you think.
Basil Brookshit - Tue, 16 Aug 2016 05:23:38 EST ID:DZYdMmPM No.12634 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Hm, I have trouble advising on this because I had the luxury of living in a massive Chinese city (Tianjin) which had little in the way of English, so getting by demanded I learn.

I had a book and a good friend to work on it with me. To learn a language, you need to be around it and diving into it. Once I understood the tones, I learned some characters. When I could understand characters, I could learn some basic syntax/grammar rules (the simplest part of Mandarin, no doubt). After I got that, I learned some simple sentence structures. Here's where it got interesting.

I began to deconstruct and mess with sents. I would replace verbs, nouns and adjectives to make my own. Travel comes down to two basic elements for you to communicate: "I want this, I don't want this". After a while, I got so used to the elemental nature of chinese sentence structures that I could start veeeery slowly working through authentic materials (native speaker materials). I found some mandarin comic books for dragon ball, and it really took off from there.


Do you have QQ messenger? Find some chinese people who want to learn English.
Pimsleur is alright. Maybe pirate some rosetta stone, it's not SHIT but anything that doesn't involve direct interaction with another person is missing the point of a language entirely.
Angus Gumbledotch - Wed, 17 Aug 2016 14:39:17 EST ID:VsaRwmTc No.12636 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Okay, so no programs for tones... How about writing? I learned English that way - by reading. There's a firefox plugin that allows to view meaning and sound of every Chinese character, so this shouldn't be that much different after learning the very basics of the language? If so, are there good logogram programs?

I'm big on interactive stuff, since it's easier to engage in small doses on a daily basis and keep a steady pace, than with something like a handbook, which dishes out chapter-sized bites.

Also, where do I get a big list of tone drills? I only see small crappy sample sizes.

PS It's easier to go from traditional to simplified, than vice versa, right? I don't plan on learning to write, so trad would seem more optimal (I also have a history buff streak and learning older scripts eventually is a possibility).
Polly Fuddleshaw - Mon, 17 Oct 2016 22:17:19 EST ID:W3n1K4f3 No.12684 Ignore Report Quick Reply
ChineseSkill is a pretty nice app because it has a huge vocabulary, teaches tones, strokes, sentence structure, accurate audio, it is free, and lets you skip sections if you're already learning by taking quizzes.

If you have a teacher and want to get better at pronunciation start with the pinyin alphabet. Then basic introductions, numbers, colors, directions.

A pretty childish drinking game they like to play is to pick a subject then go around a circle and name an object in that category (eg name a fruit), if you repeat an object or you're wrong you drink.

If you're into pop culture they have a ton of talk shows and tv celebrities, musicians, reality TV is somewhat sane.

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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Lillian Draddlefidge - Mon, 01 Feb 2016 19:42:44 EST ID:wyEbEfmC No.12539 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Nigga, I still rinse that chacha shit. Good on you, decent poster, 10/10, and I will check this out too.
You legend.
Rebecca Murdfuck - Sat, 13 Feb 2016 09:32:57 EST ID:rs4OV+RG No.12545 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Glad to hear it! She's a really nice jewel of modern Chinese music, I think she'll be very successful.
Sophie Turveyson - Sun, 14 Feb 2016 21:09:09 EST ID:IJt0Suyt No.12546 Ignore Report Quick Reply

That's now one of my favourite Mandarin songs. Anyone have anything else similar to Lotus Flower by 龙宽九段? (I know, 3 year old post).
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

Finnish by Cornelius Ginkinsudge - Sat, 20 Aug 2016 22:47:59 EST ID:4HnKYQAn No.12641 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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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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Hedda Wullerwot - Sun, 21 Aug 2016 23:05:39 EST ID:fcE8u0u3 No.12646 Ignore Report Quick Reply
At one point on that, it talked about the "ambiguity" of the accusative which is what I'm trying to understand.
AP on homo vai AP on homon?
I know that traditionally, "It is I" is preferable to "It is me" but I don't know if this is the same in finnish.
As for books, I am lacking. I've searched around, but there are never any reviews for them because few people are interested in finnish. If you know of any that exxplain grammar well, it would be appreciated.
Reuben Cirringshaw - Sun, 21 Aug 2016 23:05:44 EST ID:iUxAqiYX No.12647 Ignore Report Quick Reply
At one point on that, it talked about the "ambiguity" of the accusative which is what I'm trying to understand.
AP on homo vai AP on homon?
I know that traditionally, "It is I" is preferable to "It is me" but I don't know if this is the same in finnish.
As for books, I am lacking. I've searched around, but there are never any reviews for them because few people are interested in finnish. If you know of any that exxplain grammar well, it would be appreciated.
Shit Honeywater - Sun, 16 Oct 2016 03:30:52 EST ID:vyWRFM4Q No.12680 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>Se on pöytä
>It is a table

Both "se" and "pöydä" are in the nominative case here.
I only know some simple Finnish and Karelian but I figure olla always has nominative case. Same as with many other languages
(Fun fact. Accusative is not used here because accusative is used for objects. This is not an object because objects can be promoted to subjects through passivisation.
>My uncle loves a plumber > A plumber is loved by my uncle
This transformation goes OK because "a plumber" is the object, thus accusative
>My uncle is a plumber > A plumber is been by my uncle
This transformation is no good because "a plumber" here is not really an object, thus not accusative)
Of course you can also use various locative cases depending on what you want to say.
>Se on pöydällä
>It is on (the) table

And as you asked for literature:
I can recommend "Finnish: An Essential Grammar" by Karllson. If you find a torrent called GRAMMAR PILE 3.0 it's in there, and I'm seeding it.
Graham Drizzlenag - Mon, 17 Oct 2016 20:34:30 EST ID:kC4WcnXW No.12681 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>that torrent

holy shit I fucking came
Eliza Sunningridge - Mon, 17 Oct 2016 20:36:31 EST ID:NVLrxJ4E No.12682 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I just downloaded the book. It's very comprehensive. Thanks bruh.

Learning German by Ebenezer Sishridge - Tue, 11 Oct 2016 20:18:10 EST ID:S+cf3bfL No.12675 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So basically I've spent the past 24 years of my life never planning anything or putting any real effort towards anything I've done. I scraped by a university degree in a subject I will never get a job in and I've been consistantly underemployed in shitty jobs while living at home with my parents and masturbating constantly.

At the beginning of the year I went on holiday to Berlin and had the time of my life. Since then I had 2 cups of coffee one morning and basically planned out the next 6 years of my life. I wont bore you with the details but the most important part is that I will be moving to Berlin after my brothers wedding in May next year. This gives me 9 months to save up as much money as possible and, more importantly for this board, learn as much German as I possibly can.

The last language I learned was French. I remember making fun of the teacher by asking her if she "got lucky" because she came in wearing the same clothes 2 days in a row. I do not remember anything else.

Obviously the deciding factor in all of this will be my own discipline and work ethic, but I've come to 420chan for just about every major thing in my life since I was 16 and like hell am I going to stop now. Does anyone have any helpful links/stories/tips/anything-at-all they can give me about learning German?
CrazyFolksTribe !owU3wSU682 - Tue, 11 Oct 2016 23:26:37 EST ID:7p1p5CXp No.12676 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Damn. I wish two cups of coffee would make me feel like planning out the next six years.
schepperschop - Tue, 11 Oct 2016 23:30:58 EST ID:3laDHz6H No.12677 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Heil Hitler!
Bombastus !uYErosQbLM!!Mybq1UbK - Tue, 11 Oct 2016 23:53:37 EST ID:m2/E3ccT No.12678 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yeah, but think of all the other stimulants, though.
CrazyFolksTribe !owU3wSU682 - Sat, 15 Oct 2016 22:54:41 EST ID:7p1p5CXp No.12679 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Lol @ the sudden horde of attention whore tripfags who didn't answer any of OP's questions

Nice going, assh... wait a minute! OH 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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Priscilla Cillystotch - Sat, 06 Aug 2016 09:54:04 EST ID:Jiwm9Mwl No.12622 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Kurw Marychę codzień, Ty popierdolony chuju.
Hamilton Wecklehall - Mon, 12 Sep 2016 15:38:30 EST ID:IkmPaxNO No.12662 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Denně pálit
William Mablingford - Tue, 13 Sep 2016 05:01:30 EST ID:6cVh3/6V No.12663 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Dakhenn Hashish Koll-Yoam ((( Arabic )))
Martin Pemmerspear - Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:01:11 EST ID:wG69fxpp No.12671 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Fumar erva todos os dias!
Beatrice Hummerchadge - Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:27:26 EST ID:s0mBcq6z No.12674 Ignore Report Quick Reply
was going to do danish :p
men fuck det
ryg hash hver dag!

I wanna learn a new language. by Koshka - Wed, 23 Oct 2013 17:55:20 EST ID:8Pq3Puce No.10102 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I really don't care if I ever use it. I want to learn a new, less common language.
Here are my stipulations:
It has to have an alphabet. It can't be like Chinese or Japanese where you learn 100s of symbols, stroke counts, and pronunciations.
I was looking at Tamil or Balinese, but I don't have a reliable source to learn either of them. Any suggestions?
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Barnaby Drirringfuck - Sun, 06 Dec 2015 02:31:59 EST ID:IihAj1TG No.12495 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Forgot picture
Alice Greenlock - Sat, 14 May 2016 22:10:29 EST ID:aLTMW1n3 No.12586 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I want to learn German to an acceptable level (B2) since I want to attend my masters studies there and language to this level is a requirement for International students. Where's the best place to start online? A PDF maybe? Rather not go to the uni and interact with people.
Nicholas Barringdudge - Sun, 22 May 2016 21:50:24 EST ID:iF9OPtHN No.12590 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Karl Sandberg, German for Reading. Brilliant book, no matter how old. Pretty sure you can find the pdf on libgen.
Albert Cloblingtodge - Thu, 15 Sep 2016 12:39:23 EST ID:x7odm8rL No.12668 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You can only learn tamil by interacting with tamils. Any tamil who knows English can teach you tamil very easily. தமிழ்.
Anita Flowers - Tue, 04 Oct 2016 13:44:49 EST ID:VIpeNKQC No.12673 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I wanted to learn Burmese in the past but couldn't find any resources for it so I gave up and settled for other languages. There were few sites, but they all explained everything in either broken English or in incomprehensible way, anyone know if this has changed yet?

For Tibetan http://www.digitaldialects.com/Tibetan.htm is really convenient if you want to just cram the alphabet in one go. Tibetan is also very ambiguous with it's alphabet so beware!

TEACHING ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE HORROR STORIES ETC by John Nicklefield - Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:13:29 EST ID:mPRdrUeT No.11631 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I've just finished my Cambridge ELT qualification, got a job offer (signed, sealed, delivered, I'm yours) and I'm now about to move away to a Eurasian metropolis where I will be undertaking my first English teaching job.

tell me about how snotty the kids are going to be
any horror stories (to tell camp-fire style)?
been figuratively fucked in the arse by a language school?
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Jack Gecklesark - Sun, 21 Aug 2016 10:54:00 EST ID:taK6tIbb No.12644 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'd actually like to teach English as a foreign language in an international school or something. What are the requirements for such a job? Does it pay well?
Hugh Puckledale - Sun, 21 Aug 2016 13:17:09 EST ID:HU6JyZmP No.12645 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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How difficult is it to teach English in the EU? What do I need to make it happen?
Henry Fanwater - Thu, 15 Sep 2016 22:37:30 EST ID:Bdrk/Gkl No.12669 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It's the spelling exceptions that make it a chore to read and write, but for speaking it's quite simple.
Clara Worthinggold - Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:29:59 EST ID:mVf2/T6i No.12670 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Can't speak for other regions, but our English teachers in Scandinavia are usually (read: Never heard of this not being the case) locals with a BA in teaching (specializing in English) or an MA in English (for high school-equivalents).
You might have better luck in the PIIGS (sans Ireland), but even then it's likely they've got locals who know more about English grammar than you ever want to, even if they have a weird accent.

tl;dr: Speak the local language fluently and have an MA in English as a foreign language, and you'll get to compete with the thousands of other candidates who can do the job and know the local culture better than you are likely to ever know it.

Not that it's impossible, it's just not Asia-tier levels of easy to get a job just by being white and anglo, and you're more likely to have to do some private classes with annoying business-types who speak shit English if you go do it.

Tbh, I'd recommend just getting a job in a major Russian town instead (got a couple Chechen friends who say it's easy if you speak good English) and flying to the EU for whatever you can't easily/legally do in Russia,
Doris Fuggleville - Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:23:52 EST ID:EyvlnHM8 No.12672 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I think you need a bachelor's degree from a university. My sister used her degree and has been teaching English to kids in Japan for four years.

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.
Martha Blupperforth - Sat, 30 Jul 2016 02:24:58 EST ID:Gt6OlA9x No.12614 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Familicide is usually murder-suicide within the family, but it's used also to describe killings of family members e.g. as punishment for a crime. Distant relatives within a blood line is a stretch, so maybe something like lineaicide? Or you could just be less obtuse. A dictionary is not a license.
Oliver Hommlelene - Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:21:29 EST ID:zpKkHLCg No.12650 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Is that pic real? Hard to believe no penis.
Phyllis Chunningstock - Wed, 14 Sep 2016 13:41:48 EST ID:qD+QBDJV No.12667 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Dunno Lydia, but i've also got a word question:
>when you have a really good idea but don't know how to do the thing
I've been wondering if there exists a word for that. Like, when you have (in your mind) a kickass punchline for a joke but have no idea what the buildup for it could be, only fragments of a story that you can't quite fit togheter.
The frustrating feeling of knowing your destination but not how to get there.
Anyone know a word for something like that?

German by William Mablingford - Tue, 13 Sep 2016 05:11:03 EST ID:6cVh3/6V No.12664 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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is it possible to find Germans here that can do some sort of exchange language learning prior to my arrival to Germany in 3 weeks?
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 13 Sep 2016 16:18:36 EST ID:sq+gza3T No.12665 Report Quick Reply
It's absolutely possible through the power of the internet. Here's 12 suggestions for finding a German language exchange - http://www.fluentu.com/german/blog/german-language-exchange-partner/

Also this - https://www.mylanguageexchange.com/Learn/German.asp
Jenny Pondlenere - Tue, 13 Sep 2016 17:16:24 EST ID:k3lQQ8Jn No.12666 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Danke Schön

can anyone here translate heiroglyphs? by Fuck Buzzwell - Sun, 14 Aug 2016 11:56:21 EST ID:+vg/lECh No.12627 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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i've been trying myself and it is complete fail
got these two items at the store for 11 dollars /brag
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Sophie Gasslebury - Mon, 29 Aug 2016 14:55:16 EST ID:RQ9rHzrc No.12654 Ignore Report Quick Reply
so i googled some translation sites and i can't make heads or tails of this yet...
anyone know of atleast a place maybe where the community might be helpful
looking at the same time just thought it would be nice to get some help
Albert Trotman - Mon, 29 Aug 2016 20:25:58 EST ID:wm2vfAfR No.12655 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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This is a copy of a painting on a wall of the tomb of Horemheb. The inscription says either dicks out for Horemheb or it's a description of what's going on in the afterlife. The lovely lady is Hathor, she faces Horemheb, and that mysterious looking masked wrestler is Horus who would go on to have an amazing second run as Jesus of Nazareth. See more here: http://www.osirisnet.net/tombes/pharaons/horemheb/e_horemheb_pharaon_01.htm

It's definitely a phonetic script. May or may not be nonsense. I'm not going to look up anything about it because it's just fucking tat.
Esther Hommerpore - Fri, 02 Sep 2016 18:56:14 EST ID:yesq+7fO No.12656 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It say's "OP is a fag".
Graham Sepperville - Sat, 10 Sep 2016 14:41:15 EST ID:RQ9rHzrc No.12660 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Phyllis Hodgewot - Mon, 12 Sep 2016 11:48:46 EST ID:RQ9rHzrc No.12661 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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tits for translation

how do you keep it all straight by Cedric Hattingmedge - Wed, 17 Aug 2016 21:11:20 EST ID:+vg/lECh No.12637 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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so i have to wonder how you people that know multiple languages
keep it all straight.. do they ever bleed together?
Albert Pucklehork - Fri, 19 Aug 2016 06:05:21 EST ID:VsaRwmTc No.12638 Ignore Report Quick Reply
No, different neural pathways, I guess. Other words only come into play, when you forget one from the language you were using. Then a drawer in your head opens and you pull out something from the other languages you know.
Basil Punnerback - Sun, 28 Aug 2016 15:56:17 EST ID:mVf2/T6i No.12652 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It's fairly normal for people here know English as a foreign language (to varying degrees of success) and either French or German at a reasonable conversational level.
Sometimes, if you're at a reasonable level of fluency, you might prefer some languages for certain things (English, for instance, is terrible at explaining medical things to the layman because everything has a crazy name like 'Cirrhosis' that tells you nothing about the condition, while other languages might have names meaning 'Shrinking Liver' or something that gives you a decent hint). I know some language majors on their 4th or 5th language who make a game of using as many foreign languages in a sentence as possible while still having it make sort-of sense to someone who knows all of them.

Best explanation I can come with is
Think running vs swimming. They're all forms of locomotion, but you'd never just collapse in the middle of the street and start doing the magikarp because you got the two mixed up.
Sophie Gasslebury - Mon, 29 Aug 2016 14:40:34 EST ID:RQ9rHzrc No.12653 Ignore Report Quick Reply
that is impressive.. 4 or 5 languages.. i'd started to learn dutch but moved to russian unfortnutaly i got side tracked and haven't used rosetta stone for a while
Fuck Ninnerbanks - Fri, 02 Sep 2016 20:48:12 EST ID:XwCU7Rol No.12657 Ignore Report Quick Reply
4 or 5 is impressive, but not crazy. Look up some of those youtube polyglots like Luca Lampariello or Richard Simcott, that's where shit gets really crazy

Deitsch by CrazyFolksTribe !owU3wSU682 - Mon, 21 Dec 2015 21:36:44 EST ID:3VyXICsi No.12515 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Does anyone here speak Pennsylvania German or have an interest in the language?

Pennsilfaanisch Deitsch is:
  • only a native language to certain groups of Americans and Canadians whose ancestors came from a specific region of Germany.
  • similar to some High / West German dialects, but also borrows lots of words from North American English.
  • almost completely a spoken language; Deitsch music and literature exist but even spelling can change from one author/artist to the next.

I find this language interesting even though it's only useful in highly specific situations and regions. I used to live in an area with a sizable Amish population and always thought the language sounded relaxing. Almost all the Amish past a certain age know English too, and even when talking with each other they sometimes use Deitsch and English interchangeably.

I'm using internet resources to learn some basic Deitsch. Maybe I'll be able to have a conversation with some Amish folks in their native language someday. Or at least I'll be able to tell what they're saying when they talk to each other.
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John Pupperson - Sat, 20 Feb 2016 22:50:44 EST ID:BaQMI3Pf No.12551 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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yeah i live in central pa too. i never had much interest, but i've heard it a bunch. A lot of older country folk you hear with thick accents . my shitty racist father thinks he does a good impression. for real, though, some times you hear an old timer say something really dutchie and you just wanna be like "fuck dude you are trying too hard"

i think a lot of older pennsylvanias with pennsylvania dutch heritage idealize their ancestors way of life and are clinging to what are probably the last vestiges of the language

Hex signs are pretty dank, too.
CrazyFolksTribe !owU3wSU682 - Sun, 21 Feb 2016 23:51:59 EST ID:3VyXICsi No.12552 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>some times you hear an old timer say something really dutchie and you just wanna be like "fuck dude you are trying too hard"
That's wonderful. It reminds me of when Southern rednecks really overdo the drawl to sound more patriotic to their homeland. I never lived near the main Pennsylvania Dutch area of PA so I never got the chance to hear a non-Amish person speak it.

I wouldn't be surprised if, after the middle of this century, most of the "progressive" Amish and similar groups have all but switched to English for both public and family matters. I have a powerful attraction to dying languages of the U.S. and wouldn't mind keeping it alive for no practical reason.

One last thought: Deitsch sounds much more subdued and "rounded" than standard German, and the inflection/accent seems to have more in common with American English than with standard German. I also love how calmly and quietly it's spoken compared to English.

Deitsch word of the day: gschriwwe
Doris Hobberfod - Sun, 08 May 2016 16:38:20 EST ID:v3xAEYJ1 No.12582 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Does it mean "written"?
CrazyFolksTribe !owU3wSU682 - Tue, 10 May 2016 01:46:34 EST ID:ASCbueoR No.12584 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I believe so. I've barely done any learning on this language since creating the thread though.

Random observation: Last week I was with a couple Amish guys and noticed that they preferred the English words for prices and numbers, even when the rest of the conversation was in Deitsch.
Cyril Sushville - Fri, 26 Aug 2016 16:43:03 EST ID:pcMWDhvA No.12651 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Funfact: if you're fluent in german you probably have no problem with Deitsch either. it's sounds pretty similiar to swabian german, (they speak it in like less than 200km from where i live)
deitsch sounds less retarded tho.

it's also better understanable than some of the weirder german accents, like everything outta the mountains down south, or the extreme platt from the north coast.
people up north speak a pretty good common german beseides their accent tho, people south are mostly ignorant enough to not even realise it's not even remotely german whatever they're talking lol

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