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Student 09/12/2019 (Thu) 12:42:01 ID: f6757e No.5 [Reply]
What languages are you learning? Italian here, I've been at it for about two years.
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>>7 >before wondering why the hell the Japanese of old couldn't have come up with a better way to write their language. kanji + kana is the only sane way to write Japanese because in the Japanese language there a lot of words that sound the same but have different meanings and kanji. >>269 good post
Arabic is my first, English second, and my German is fine. I was doing Latin, sadly lost track due to time constraints.
>>450 o lord my vpn lol. sorry to doublepost
>>5 I love everything about romance languages, I've learned to speak a few, Italian, French, Portoguese, but i'm still learning and refining my fluence
I've been learning German on and off since my teenage years. I took years' worth of classes when I was in school but kind of lost interest when it began requiring more effort and other people were catching up to my ability. I got a Lingodeer lifetime account a while ago and used it to learn some Japanese (which I've since mostly forgotten) and have been using it occasionally to brush up on my German. I'd like to at least get to the point where I can converse without sounding stupid. I'd possibly like to learn some Latin and Czech if Lingodeer would add options for those eventually. I never found Duolingo all that helpful. >>533 If I learned a Romance language, it would be Portuguese. I don't know why, but it seems interesting to compared to the others.

Practice & Challenge Thread Student 10/16/2021 (Sat) 08:50:41 ID: 594c58 No.526 [Reply]
Complete challenges and make up your own. Here are some I made up. Pick any of the following: Easy: 1. Translate the following sentences: I shower in the morning. I eat breakfast. The cat is under the table. 2. Introduce yourself (you can make something up). 3. Why are you learning your language? Medium: 1. Describe your home and what's in it. 2. Describe your daily routine.

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Easy: 1) sentences >I shower in the morning. أسْتَحِمُّ في الصَباح >I eat breakfast. أَكُلُ الفُطُور >The cat is under the table. القِطَّة تَحْتَ الطَّاوِلَة 2) fictional introduction إسمي يعقوب أنا من القمري أسكن في القاهرة عمري ثلاثين سنة أنا أعمل كمحامي 3)

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2) Home description أسكن في شقة مفرشة. في شقتي مطبخ، حمّام، وغرفتان: غرفة النوم وغرفة الجلوس. مطبخي سغيرة. لست فيها فرنً، لذلك لا أستطيع أن أخبز شيءً عندي في شقتي شرفة، آكل فيها. 3) Routine أستيقظ في الصباح. ألبس ملابسي وأحضّر القهوة. آكل الفطور، ثم أدخل الحمّام لأنظف أسناني. بعد ذلك آخذ حقيبتي وأخرج من البيت. أركب سيارتي وأقاد إلى الجامعة. أنا في الدارس إلى ظهر، ثم آكل الغذاء وأعود إلى الدارس. في المساء أرجع إلى بيتي، أكتب الواجب، وأسترخي حتّى أنام.
>>526 this is a nice thread please do more

Linguistics books thread Student 08/25/2020 (Tue) 11:08:27 ID: 998b36 No.328 [Reply]
Place to discuss books dedicated to the science and art behind linguistics. Books to get started: >The Language Instinct (Pinker) >Symbolic Species (Deacon) >Lost Languages (Robinson) >An Introduction To Language (Fromkin, Rodman, Hyams) Feel free to ask for recommendations or leave suggestions.
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im so eager to know alot of languages...
how popular is this board
>>438 very >>440 Not very
>>440 We don't get many users posting stuff here, but I see a lot of people watching the /icup/ matches rooting for /lang/. Perhaps it needs more content?
Any books on psycholinguistics and/or languages?

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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!
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>>387 huh, what's this about Loomis?
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Hello /lang/, I arrive at your humble board to officially announce the GCUP! The GCUP will be an exhibition tournament between boards of the webring that represent nations of the world, and will be contested under usual ICUP rules. In addition, we'll also be hosting friendlies for non-national boards/teams as part of the festivites. Friendlies can be played under normal rules, or, if you choose, under alternate (meme) rulesets that will be decided closer to the Cup's kickoff. If you would like to participate, head on over to the pinned thread at our board on Cafe. The event is set to begin February 13th, 2021. Look forward to having you there!
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The GCUP Friendlies are set! Teams and gimmicks were drawn at random; you will be playing /pol/ in the sixth friendly of the tournament. Start time can be found here: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=2021-02-20T19:30:00 We'll be showing these matches on the 8cup cytube as usual. Tune in!
We're on in just over an hour! Bonŝancon!

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Anki Thread Student 07/17/2020 (Fri) 08:24:58 ID: 67adca No.271 [Reply]
This thread is dedicated to the use and discussion of Anki for learning languages. >He doesn't study vocabulary using Anki What's the matter anon? afraid of making progress? >What is Anki The best digital flashcard program; both the most effective for memorization and the most powerful/customizable. It's also free, open source, and multiplatform, with versions available on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, and online, with optional synchronization between multiple platforms. >How to get started Download Anki here: https://apps.ankiweb.net/ You can read Anki's documentation here: https://docs.ankiweb.net/#/ You can search for decks shared by other users by clicking the "Get Shared" button in Anki, or by going here: https://ankiweb.net/shared/decks/ You can further customize your experience by looking through user-generated add-ons here: https://ankiweb.net/shared/addons/2.1 >Examples of things to do ITT >Ask questions about using Anki, styling cards, adjusting settings, etc. >Post or request decks from other anons >Talk about how you use Anki and what you use it for
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>>277 You can automate both audio and video by scraping the data. It still requires active recall, you just quiz yourself on the note in multiple directions. Given the image, what is the word in your language. Given the audio, how do you spell it. Given the word, what does it mean? (image on back). Then it's just yes/no and you can rip through thousands of words at lightning speed. This is power user stuff, but even if you can't code you can often find shared decks that already come with images and audio you're golden as long as you set up the cards properly. It works really well with verbs and concrete nouns, less well but still OK with adjectives, and not so well with adverbs. But you can pull example sentences to go with those too to give you a bit of mnemonic information. Don't get my wrong typing words can give you some real benefit, it's just not the most efficient way if you are talking about memorizing 10 thousand+ words, especially if you're doing multiple languages. My opinion of course. PDF unrelated.
>>271 best anki deck for katakana?
>>364 I don't think kana are numerous or complicated enough for individual decks to make much of a difference. Really, the only thing that would matter is the ammount of information. You'd probably be fine with a plain deck that just shows the kana on one side and a romanization on the other, but if you can find ones that show stroke order, have audio, show multiple romanizations, &c., they would be better. I didn't use Anki for kana, so I can't personally attest to any particular deck, but here's one that might work. https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/1632090287 Ask in JLTs on other boards for more suggestions if that one doesn't work; most of them will have one somewhere in their resources listed in the OP.
>>271 Is there a version of the 2k/4k Japanese core deck but that has images attached to the words?

Tough words crossboarder scum 07/15/2020 (Wed) 12:24:32 No.263 [Reply]
A thread for words that just don't make sense to you. Any language. Video semi-unrelated.
It's not that it doesn't make sense to me, but for the life of me I can never remember the correct reading of "別れる". It's my biggest leech in Anki. It would probably be better if I had learned the Kanji 別, but it hasn't come up in my Kanji deck yet.

An announcement Student 05/04/2020 (Mon) 09:14:08 ID: 9b979b No.194 [Reply]
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 09/08/2019 (Sun) 10:19:40 ID: 1f0cc1 No.2 [Reply]
This is the /int/ language learning wiki, it has general guides and guides on a bunch of languages.

Also, here's a pastebin with some good resources.

Enjoy, and welcome to the Webring.
Thanks, brother! I'll be sure to update the list and create the relative threads.
good luck /lang/
>t- /robowaifu/
Thanks doc!
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If anyone is interested here is a magnet for rosetta stone, a software for language learning, with install instructions included:

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