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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
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! 5. Our bunker shall be located on 8chan.moe/lang/ but this is to be considered the main board. 6. This thread can be used as a META thread of sorts, so voice all your language related concerns here!
Edited last time by AlphabetSoup on 08/04/2020 (Tue) 12:51:59.
>>1 So folks, I was wondering if you guys would be interested in expanding a bit our board by joining some sort of chat to improve your individual skills. Originally I thought of a Discord server, to separate the users in their own primary and secondary languages and creating ad-hoc language specific chats, but I'm fairly sure a lot of people are really against using that piece of malware, understandably (although I've been using the browser version sporadically on a lobotomized IceCat instance with nary an issue). We could do IRC chats, but they tend to get derailed easily by bad actors and I feel they're also way less manageable, if you get what I mean. So I was wondering if you guys had any idea on what to use or if it was a good idea to begin with. Oh by the way, I'm going to switch on optional Flags, as I feel it goes along the spirit of the board, but I wanted to add some custom flags like for Esperanto or the Anglosphere. If you guys know how to make both National and Custom flags coexist, gimme a whistle, I'd really appreciate it.
I don't mind the idea of a discord server to be honest. Would love to practice spanish with some other shitposters.
>>313 >>310 I'm against it, fuck discord, it's IRC or it's nothing
I suggest using Element/Matrix since functionality wise it is somewhat similar to discord plus you can mirror messages from a discord server to Matrix and vice versa.
Would anyone be interested in Conlang?
>>331 Sure, what did you have in mind? We have an Esperanto thread.
>>1 Discord is fine and all but isn't there any way to use it AND not give all your personal data to those faggots?
>>334 That is literally the reason it is not fine. If voice chat isn't a big deal, voting for Element (formerly Riot). >modern, easy to start >not surveillance capitalism >can be self-hosted if wanted >possible to set up IRC/Discord bridges >won't ask VPN/Torfags for phone, only a captcha and email (for main instance, other public instances might not) There is Zoom-like chat through Jitsi in-built but it's not quite as well integrated as Discord last time I checked.
>>333 I was thinking of a general thread of sorts where anons show what they've been working on or a thread dedicated to us creating our on /lang/uage heh but that sounds like too many cooks in the kitchen to me.
>>336 There's a thread for Esperanto that says other conlangs could be excluded, but a thread for any other conlangs that aren't that big and/or for making conlangs is a good idea >a thread dedicated to us creating our on /lang/uage I like the idea but a bunch of anons back on 8/v/ tried it and it devolved quickly. A big problem is vision; I think any imageboard language should be deliberately obtuse and complicated, but I bet a bunch of you fags would want to make an actual interlang or, God forbid, a Tokiponigger gets involved and gets upset every time you try to add any feature more advance than caveman speak.
>>337 I'll check the thread. I'm a little new to conlang as a community. I do agree a big problem would be that the language could become bloated easily and cause problems. you got any ideas to prevent this?
>>339 >any ideas to prevent this Probably not any good ones. The only things that come to mind are setting the goals/vision in stone quickly and not turning back on it, and using a git repository to track the development. Merge ability would have to be limited to only one trusted user, like the BO for example, and which commits get merged is decided by reaching a yea/nay consensus via discussion in the thread. All of this makes they process much more time consuming and forces you to involve a "trusted person"
>>343 hmm. Maybe start with a runic language and see where it goes?
I just learned that Fredrick Brennan loves languages, can speak Filipino and has made posts in Esperanto! Jim, of course, does not speak Filipino.
>>367 >Filipino You mean Tagalog?
>>368 Yes, I think I mean Tagalog. Thanks.
>>368 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filipino_language Since he's a foreigner, he probably speaks Filipino, and therefore Tagalog.

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