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Thread directory Rikki Board owner 12/06/2021 (Mon) 20:11:18 ID: 321f2a No.554 [Reply]
Languages 🇸🇦 Arabic >>188 🇨🇳 Chinese >>20 🇬🇧 English >>16 🟩 Esperanto >>32 🇫🇷 French >>18 🇩🇪 German >>30 🇯🇵 Japanese >>33 🏛️ Latin >>76 🇵🇹 Portuguese >>486 🇷🇺 Russian >>21 🇸🇰 Slovak >>442 🇪🇸 Spanish >>266
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General Meta >>1 Challenges >>526 Resources >>2 Q&A >>550 Books >>328 Journal >>557
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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] [Last]
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 SFW board. 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 https://blablaworld.biz/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!
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>>602 What error are you getting exactly? The cert should be fine...
I could set up a platform where anons could make their own language courses complete with challenges, tests and exercises. Would you be interested in such a thing? >>603 Thanks!, but frankly I don't think we need two bunkers.
>>602 Should be fixed now.
Why is blablaworld.biz kill?
>>620 I still have the domain. I wanna do what I mentioned here >>608

Arabic Student 04/26/2020 (Sun) 18:12:34 ID: 2122c4 No.188 [Reply]
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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>>524 >you can turn place names into verbs that indicate you're moving towards them Who made this up?!
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It says "anon cafe" in Arabic.
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>>189 >I'll make a relevant YOUCANT girl asap Not this anon but here she is, finally purified.
>>616 Remind me again, what is that structure to the left and is it related to a mosque?
>>617 That'd be a minaret, from which the call to prayer is given

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.
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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>>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
Roma in Italia est.
This is quite dead, let me post here by saying I have resumed my self learning in latin. Any dictionaries that can help?
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>>606 I have the Latin dictionary published by Penguin, by Robert Shorrock and David Butterfield. I picked it up in a used bookstore on a whim but I've found it quite helpful over the years.

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Vous ne pouvez pas apprendre le Français Student 09/15/2019 (Sun) 11:05:22 ID: d0511c No.18 [Reply]
Thread dedicated to the French language >Resources TV5 Monde's free French language program https://langue-francaise.tv5monde.com/ Complete French Grammar by Fraser and Squair https://archive.org/details/completefrenchgr00fras/mode/2up Progressive French exercises, principally on verbs by J Reynaud de Lamartinière https://archive.org/details/progressivefren00lamagoog/mode/2up Chardenal's French exercises for advanced pupils https://archive.org/details/chardenalsfrenc00chargoog/mode/2up Grammar exercises https://www.lepointdufle.net/p/grammaire.htm

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Michel Thomas foundation course on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ki0McBVHP4 anyone aware of any good francophone forums/boards anywhere? tried frchan but it's almost dead except for the coomers and drug addicts
>>522 Bumping this request. acrimonie was a good French imageboard but it just shut down.
>>531 Through not much searching I've found https://www.akane-ch.org/ Currently only 3 posts, but maybe directing some traffic that way will help it gain some activity Only alternative seems to be creating a board on 8chan.moe or elsewhere
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>>588 Hi everyone! I am the author of the Akane imageboard engine. The website is pretty recent and it's hard to find active users, besides some friends to test bugs. However I moslty use my web server as a sandbox place to do some shits in PHP that I don't really take seriously. It's cheap so It will stay online, you are free to use it as you wish. Imageboards aren't popular at all in France. People use forums most of the time. The most popular one is jeuxvideo.com Every attempt at making a french speaking imageboard failed, I tried too and I failed as well. Anyway, thanks for passing by. I'll continue my visit of this website!

Vi ne povas lerni Esperanton Student 09/18/2019 (Wed) 20:07:58 ID: 6e4c8b No.32 [Reply]
Thread dedicated to the Esperanto language (and all other ConLangs)


>La Tua Esperanto
>What we need
Sites and resources to help newcomers learn the language

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>>495 Learning one secondary language makes it easier to learn others. Esperanto is an easy language to learn, so it makes a good second language.
>>495 You should learn the language you are motivated (want) to learn. If you aren't interested in Esperanto, you don't have to study it. >>497 >Learning one secondary language makes it easier to learn others. Esperanto is an easy language to learn, so it makes a good second language. this
Project Gutenberg has many ebooks in esperanto, including some really good textbooks such as the one by Ivy Kellerman
Speaking of conlangs has anyone tried Volapuk?
It's a language that I would want to try as a challenge, although I will probably die only speaking it on random places in internet.

você não pode aprender português Student 05/23/2021 (Sun) 09:57:47 ID: ee51f2 No.486 [Reply]
Thread dedicated to the Portuguese language, and its dialects >Resources Empty at the moment, will be updated >What we need Sites and resources to help newcomers learn the language
>>486 Eu preciso aprender portugues para um emprego, algum conselho para um hispano aprendendo portugues?
>>532 No lo haga compa
>>536 ¿Por que no?
>>607 O Brasil está em declínio

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文字通り誰も日本語を学べない Student 09/18/2019 (Wed) 20:11:39 ID: 8018bf No.33 [Reply]
Thread dedicated to the Japanese language >Resources Japanese-English dictionary https://jisho.org/ Grammar guide https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Japanese/Grammar Japanese learning thread https://smuglo.li/a/catalog.html (just find it) Kanji https://kanji.koohii.com/learnmore Listening http://www.njuku.com/

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>>33 How do i piss off the japanese? In korean?
>>596 Remind them of comfort women and of Nanking, they get really upset that their forefathers did that
>>599 And how do you say it in Japanese?
>>384 Taxonomy of a language apart from nouns just seems like intellectual masturbation. I think I like this "just winging it" language. Never really understood this fancy language of adjective participle pronoun stuff. In out through and jump slide glide also chair box pole is pretty much all that's useful in practical contexts. Excuse my pardon
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>>610 You're right. Its just college professors jacking off over stuff they have never experienced first hand. They are so divorced from common everyday reality they literally start to go insane.

你不能学中文 Student 09/15/2019 (Sun) 21:53:13 ID: e7409d No.20 [Reply]
Thread dedicated to the Chinese language

Chinese With Ease
>What we need
Sites and resources to help newcomers learn the language
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entire John DeFrancis spoken and written Chinese audio series on archive.org: https://archive.org/details/audio?query=john+defrancis there are also accompanying books to be found on libgen by the same guy, but unfortunately no spoken intermediate or advanced ones if anyone knows where to find the PDFs for intermediate/advanced (not the reader) then please share
>>514 try z-lib.org
>>255 doesnt works
>>31 I thought they mostly spoke Mandarin in Taiwan. Albeit written int raditional characters
>>592 Yeah, I'm pretty sure they do.

Slovak Student 03/05/2021 (Fri) 18:47:47 ID: 2abc67 No.442 [Reply]
Slovak language is one of the worst to learn t. born in slovakia. Resources Introduction http://www.slovakiasite.com/slovak-language.php A multilingual site to learn Slovak https://slovake.eu/en Bratislava University online course https://www.e-slovak.sk/ Slovak grammar video playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-9ZxOEIMrWYvSxKl8S7q_Ue6ySg11vYT "We Speak Slovak" webcomic

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>>444 Because mostly of the whole i/y diffrences, there are rules but there are exceptions too and there are other exceptions too. Sometimes there are two grammatically diffrent sentences that mean the same thing.
>>448 >Sometimes there are two grammatically diffrent sentences that mean the same thing. I am not avare of those, can you give me some examples?
>>463 Zlý psi, zlé psy. Is one of the few and let's not forget that rules mostly around i/y are so complex that sometimes you've got to break them.
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you keep telling that yourself just like polacks and czechs
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