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Student 09/12/2019 (Thu) 12:42:01 Id:f6757e No. 5
What languages are you learning? Italian here, I've been at it for about two years.
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I attempted to learn japanese understand moonrunes, but baffled myself after seeing that they have two systems for the same syllables. I've read on the internet as to why they have it like that, some said is because dynasties, others because of pronunciation, but I still couldn't find the reason as to why they're used today.
You mean hiragana and katakana? The only big difference nowadays is that the former (along with kanji) is for writing native words, whereas the latter is used for loanwords and such.

I've been trying to learn Japanese as well, but the big barrier for me is kanji. I've tried off and on to learn all these, and I'd get maybe 200-300 characters in before wondering why the hell the Japanese of old couldn't have come up with a better way to write their language. I mean, I'm glad they at least came up with kana so it's not just full-on kanji, but it's still a royal pain.
At least you get to read Mandarin as a bonus.
I'm trying on and off some Japanese but my schedule is so tight I can barely do any lessons...
Mi lernas la internacian lingvon de D-ro Esperanto!
learning french in school
Right, I oughta make it clear
Conlangs are accepted in here!
Japanese and Arabic. Doing both in one semester is a bit tricky with the work-load but I've always liked languages and have a personal interest in both so I think I'll make it through. If there's anything I'll stick with in the long-term its Japanese due to anime, manga and visual novels.
I guess I can just say it here once without adding it to the sticky...
Most links I'm posting are encoded in base64, you can easily find ways and scripts to decode them, occasionally you may see stuff like parts of a message you gotta remove or they're double encoded for extra safety, just do what they say and you'll be fine.
But why?
Better safe than sorry. I picked up this technique on some other site I used to go to. Keeps lurkers away.
Italiano, русский, polski, english
There's nothing unsafe about posting links to language resources.
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this explains it nicely:

italiano ciao lupo English,Português,Español, 一点中文 (chinese).

>tfw i wanna learn traditional mongolian script
ey bello
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That map is inaccurate, it doesn't take into account that Serbian and other Slavic languages use both Cyrillic and Latin.
Still learning Japanese. I believe it I can pass JLPT2, but I'll aim for JLPT1 next exam. Also, I am learning Hebrew, since I want to specialize in comparative Semitic linguistics. I learned a bit about Russian. Russian made me realize how important phonology is and after it I grabbed like 3 introduction books and got hooked up. Autosegmental Phonology is fucking terrific.

Yeah the thing is I am getting sidetracked by reading about theoretical linguistics which reduces my time to learn the other languages. Not to mention laziness and playing vidya that isn't Japanese isn't helping.
Anyone has any lusophone guides?
You mean, to learn BR Portuguese?
Exactly. I think most courses have finished inscription now.

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