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Welcome to /lang/, home of all languages! Student Board owner 09/08/2019 (Sun) 09:48:19 Id:dc127b No. 1 [Reply]
This board is a continuation of various smaller boards from 8ch dedicated to learning new languages, translating documents from one to another and overall just having fun with other anons in the ultimate pursuit of universal knowledge.

RULES
1. Global Rules apply here.
2. English is the preferred language outside of threads strictly dedicated to a particular language.
3. Be courteous to other anons, as this is a (mostly) SFW board - if people wish to translate stuff that is kinkier than usual though I'll see what I can do with the site administration.
4. Any material that you have that could be useful to other anons, please, share it! Having videos and resources helps immensely!

That being said, the board will remain active as a bunker if 8chan ever comes back, in which case, please, come meet us there as well!

中文/普通话 Student 09/14/2019 (Sat) 21:08:05 ID: 1e607e No.13 [Reply] [Last]
I've been learning Mandarin at a slow speed but it's fun. I'm learning simplified characters. If you're learning Mandarin or another Chinese language talk about it here.
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>>29
Should probably learn Cantonese then
Why would you want to learn the barbarian tongue of a race of cannibal dog eaters, anon?
>>209 China has existed for thousands of years and arguably has some interesting history that can enrich the world. The fact that inbred mongrels are part of its total population is irrelevant to that. Besides, if you dislike them, knowing what they're saying behind your back is reason enough to know some Flurunes.
>>27 based and truthpilled

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Dialects Student 10/10/2019 (Thu) 23:53:56 ID: 5972f2 No.72 [Reply] [Last]
Let's say anon learns Japanese and travels to Osaka. Wouldn't he be better off knowing Kansai dialect to fit in more, /lang/?
Also how do I get my southern drawl? I've been here since birth and it shows, Thing Is, I didn't develop my southern drawl due to little exposure. I take pride in my heritage and that underdeveloped drawl is making me feel like a fag. What do I do?
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>>72 You will sound like an alien foreigner no matter where you go.
>>174 FINALLY got around to making the spoiler smaller, how's that?
>>171 >tfw ethnically German >have had citizenship since birth >parents never bothered to teach me German growing up >have been to Germany multiple times, probably been to more places in Germany than most Germans >try really hard with pronunciation but not fluent yet and don't understand grammar >even when I become fluent I will never master the language and will always have an accent >I will never be considered German by native speakers
>>218 >I will never be considered German by native speakers Are you sure about that? niggers and arabs are.
>>218 And what does it matter? You're you, and it's great enough, I think.

Du kannst nicht Deutsch lernen Student 09/17/2019 (Tue) 21:46:40 ID: 14e499 No.30 [Reply] [Last]
Thread dedicated to the German language

>Resources
German With Ease
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>What we need
Sites and resources to help newcomers learn the language

Also, I do apologize for the lack of stuff, I'm trying to make the board more colorful but just bear with me for a while longer.
Edited last time by AlphabetSoup on 09/19/2019 (Thu) 20:06:27.
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If you want to watch an extreme amount of german series and films, check out https://www.ardmediathek.de.
Ich habe vor vielen Jahren in Schule Deutsch lernst, jedoch jetzt habe ich das meiste vergessen. Weil jetzt ich japanische lernen, sie haben sich gemischt im mein Gehirn. Google Übersetzer hilft. Soll der Titel nicht "Du kannst nicht Deutsch zu lernen" sein?
>>162 >Soll der Titel nicht "Du kannst nicht Deutsch zu lernen" sein? Nein.
Anybody have a link to a German news site a anon has mentioned in /sig/ threads that is great for people who don't know slot of the German language. Bitte Gott someone here have it.
>>172 just listen to deutschlandfunk on online radio, it's clear and 24 hour news only.

An announcement Student 05/04/2020 (Mon) 09:14:08 ID: 9b979b No.194 [Reply] [Last]
I was planning on making a small clearnet IB containing several Self Improvement boards, including this one. How interested would you be in moving there?
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>>210 The plan is still WIP since I'm reading up how to set up things properly but it would consist mainly of one or more of the following: >/sig/ >/lang/ >/loomis/ >/fit/ >/lit/ (possibly including a /pdf/ or share board of sorts?) >/mu/ >/diy/ >/tech/ >/3d/ >/agdg/ >/sci/ >/ecopol/ (not really interested in the ideological aspect but they had some real nice topics regarding cultivation and farming) I feel that with all the hobbyists boards around here, any time a webring website goes down it takes with them the two-three comfy educational places that come with it and I'd rather keep them all bundled together in a non-Esther-attacked place. I would still join the webring all the same but expect a different, more relaxed kind of experience (still with lax rules).
>>210 Would proper /ck/ and /his/ be considered?
>>212 Sure, if there's enough demand for it that is.
>>211 >/ecopol/ (not really interested in the ideological aspect but they had some real nice topics regarding cultivation and farming) Make a gardening or botanist board instead?
>>211 Well, i'll go whenever you set it up

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Student 03/09/2020 (Mon) 14:28:41 ID: f34e33 No.161 [Reply] [Last]
What's the language you regret learning the most? Everyone has that moment when they realize doing something was a bad idea, but it was too late to go back.
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Portugays. Learned it on a whim before becoming redpilled. Implying blue pills don't know what kind of shithole Brazil is. No ragrats though; I might need a southam lang one day.
Definitely Japanese.
>>169 I fucking hate Brazil for its relevancy over Portugal. Same to some extent when it comes to the Spanish language in burgerland, where everyone immediately thinks of Mexicans. I mean, no one does it for England and the US, what a joke. >>196 Why?
>>206 Took forever, I'll never get those years back, and I don't even play as many JRPGs these days, because it feels like work to me now. If I play in Japanese, I'll inevitably encounter new words and have to look up the words besides, I read Japanese a lot slower than English.
>>208 Did you even learn it...

linguam latinam discere non potes Student 10/14/2019 (Mon) 02:22:53 ID: 7b811c No.76 [Reply] [Last]
Apologies to the BO for not having an image or resources like the ones you've been using
Use this thread to discuss, ask questions about, or share works of translation to/from the Latin Language.
>Resources
A good textbook to use for getting started from absolute zero is Lingua Latina: per se illustrata by Hans H. Orberg. I don't have a pdf - if an anon would post one that would be appreciated. It reduces your reliance on dictionaries by teaching words solely by context or by definitions using words you've already learned. (I find a dictionary is useful in spite of this.) If followed to its completion, the course of study found therein will take you to reading Caesar with relative confidence.

It's split into about 30 chapters, with a section for questions at the end of each. If you're serious about learning the language, do these on paper. Check your answers with the attached answer key, then tuck the paper away somewhere. Go over them from time to time.

There are two supplements to the book:
>Lingua Latina: per se illustrata - grammatica latina
It is a small handbook with tables of verb conjugations, noun declensions, pronouns, et cetera. A handbook of essential grammar. This is useful if you don't want to constantly google these things to remind yourself of them / practice them and would prefer a print version you can look at more easily. Otherwise, not worth getting.
>lingua latina per se illustrata - latine disco: student's manual
This is a small book that contains English companion explanations for each chapter, and an essential rundown of the concepts it introduced. Can be especially useful given that some concepts in the main chapter may have been introduced too subtly. If you feel that you may be too much of a brainlet to catch everything, or simply want some reinforcement of what you learned, it may be worth picking up.
In my own case, I got it when I was about halfway through the main book. It helped on some minor points, but overall wasn't that helpful. Google can cover most bases, in my experience.
I also have no pdfs for either of these.

If you're just starting out, you should consider being able to read Julius Caesar's commentarii de bello gallico as your long term goal. Once you reach this point, you'll be well on your way to reading the more significant works of Latin literature.
Attached are some additional easy reading materials for before you reach that point. Both should be about simple enough to read when you are half way (or so) through lingua latina. Due to filesize limits, they will be in the following posts.

There is also a forum on the internet that has a section competely devoted to Latin speaking. It's quite dead, but here's a link if you're interested.
http:// latindiscussion.com/forum/
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>>153 I like him but all the 14 year olds who just learned about philosophy that won't shut up about him are bad for PR
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To the other anons in the thread who study Latin and have some competence with it: I would like to hear your thoughts and criticisms of the translation in this doujin: https://exhentai.org/g/1615535/46fa08ed09/
>>76 I want to cum inside the Latin language.
>>175 Many cancerous comments (as per usual for the site, unfortunately) and WOMEN DO NOT FUCKING BELONG IN MEN'S MILITARY GEAR HOLY SHIT MY VIRTUS.
>>204 >latin cum anon

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Student 05/06/2020 (Wed) 20:21:48 ID: 77fa21 No.197 [Reply] [Last]
Hey linguistic brothers, We're announcing a revamped Infinity Cup this year! Come join us over at https://anon.cafe/icup/ and make your own team!
What would our players even be? (Apart from YOUCANT in the goal obviously)
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>>198 Don't know but had a shot at a logo if we end up joining.
Perhaps Big Muzzy and that green owl
>>199 I think that looks superb.
>>199 >>201 Might need some color though

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Vous ne pouvez pas apprendre le Français Student 09/15/2019 (Sun) 11:05:22 ID: d0511c No.18 [Reply] [Last]
Thread dedicated to the French language

>Resources
Empty at the moment, will be updated
>What we need
Sites and resources to help newcomers learn the language
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>>115
Camus has some good short books
>>160 I come from a romance language so sadly I'm already tired of the enlightened XXth century stuff. English has done good by me but I've dawdled on 'can't do' gutter for the French language, and I know there must be an amount of francophone works that I can enjoy just fine. This use case is also convenient with the current shut-in mandates across the globe. Thinking of trying Féval's 'La Vampyre', it's got an audiobook on Librivox.
>>166 based
https://julay.world/cl/ Suggesting this today before the culling, which will happen tomorrow. May download the whole thing and share them here, so that people can practice.
>>141 Peux tu me recommander des youtubers francaises?

Arabic Student 04/26/2020 (Sun) 18:12:34 ID: 2122c4 No.188 [Reply] [Last]
Let's have a thread for learning Arabic, for our /islam/ bros and everyone else who is interested. Arabic is a Semitic language that is spoken by over 200 million native speakers in 22 countries. It's also one of the six official languages of the UN. Arabic is classified as a Level 5 difficulty language by the Foreign Service Institute, meaning that an English speaker would need 88 weeks, or 2200 hours of learning to master it. So if you want to study Arabic, you'll need a lot of time, patience, and determination - but that goes for any language. The Arabic you'll be learning is most likely going to be Modern Standard Arabic, which is the modern descendant of the 6th century Classical Arabic. Actual spoken Arabic can vary widely from this standard, however. Some varieties are mutually unintelligible, but you should be good to go anywhere with MSA. Here's some resources: >Arabic lectures https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEmWUZanVYXEzZXYDHzD-iA https://www.youtube.com/user/CGEJordan/videos >Simple Arabic short stories https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7RpCYE5gLKF3Wus9QmIXHuy4p81lpaVA

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>>188 Very nice, thanks, friend. I'll make a relevant YOUCANT girl asap One question though, are there any tricks to memorizing the writing? Like, nursery rhymes, rules of thumb etc.
>>189 I don't think there's any tricks apart from practice. Maybe try writing down a chart with all the letters, then try reading Arabic with it.
>>189 >Are there any tricks to memorizing the writing? Practice and lots of practice. When I was taught it in a college course they didn't give us any special ways to remember it. It was hard at first but I got used to it. I'm shit at Arabic though.

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