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There is a thread asking about German grammar, but why not make a languages general?

Why aren't you learning a language in your free time? Go for it, it's a good use of time. In a couple of years, you'll have an interesting skill.

I'm currently learning Russian, it's a horrible language crafted by Satan himself. Cyrillic is bad, but cursive cyrillic is just sadistic, it is no wonder that so many people resisted attempts at Russification.

https://www.livelingua.com/course/fsi/Russian_FAST_Course

Here is a link if anyone wants to suffer alongside me with Russian.

C'mon Ernst, learn a language!
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For the record, the FAST course really sucks.
I'm now using Beginner's Russian with Interactive Online Workbook by Anna S. Kudyma and Olga Kagan and it's far more functional, even if it isn't free.
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No. 47317
>>47170
Looks great. I've been thinking about getting one of those books[1] for quite some time now but having access to online resources is definitively a great props for learning

[1] https://www.tochkaru-book.com/
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No. 47439
>>47165
>Thank you for the Persian resources
np
I've found a surprising amount of decent materials for learning Persian. Much more than I expected. If I cared to devote the time to it, I don't think I would have a problem reaching fluency of understanding, even without finding a conversation partners.

On top of the torrent, there are a few decent and expansive online dictionaries (this is the best IMO https://dsal.uchicago.edu/dictionaries/hayyim/), a site that takes a Persian short story and presents it with vowels and mouse-over translation (https://www.lib.washington.edu/static/public/neareast/yekruz/ - ignore the broken formatting and the warning about not using internet explorer, it works fine when you go to an individual section), and a website that lets you stream a ton of Iranian TV shows in their entirety for free (forgot the name and can't find the link ATM, but I can get it if you're interested).
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>>14466
>I'm learning French, Korean, and Chinese

No other languages?

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What operas do you like?
Favorite composers and/or librettists?
Favorite singers?
Do you ever visit the opera?

Personally I'm just starting to reach out into this territory, having been hooked mostly by the music of Wagner and his librettos but also by the german Lied. Never been to the opera myself yet but I'm currently looking for a worthwhile (classical, not post-modern deconstructionist filth) staging I can visit this year and meanwhile satisfying myself with recordings and reading librettos.
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I've only been a few times, and mostly because I could get in for free as a student or due to my current part-time job at the theatre. Nonetheless I feel impelled to share my unqualified opinions.
My absolute favorite was Macbeth by Verdi, I don't remember the sound that well, but the staging was really memorable, very surreal with colored lighting, monumental set pieces and good costumes. All the other ones I've seen the stage design and the costumes were pretty average/bad. In fact they seem to recycle most of the costumes from various different pieces without too much regard and put it off as creative freedom or whatever. I don't mind it that much but it's just kind of sad.
Recently I've seen Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov (based on a play by Pushkin) which was pretty good (again if you didn't pay too much attention to the stage design, and to the accents, and to the bad subtitles). They even made a trailer for it, see for yourself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRvQG6CzrV4
Though I'm afraid that either something is wrong with my ears or the acoustics aren't all that great in the theatre I've watched it at. Then again I didn't exactly have the best seat of course. And it really matters where you sit so if you're actually paying for your ticket you need to really make sure it's a good adaptation else it might not be worth the money.
Also I've seen half of Der Ring an einem Abend which is a shortened version of Wagner's Ring cycle with intermittent commentary written by Loriot which is performed by a speaker. It wasn't as cringe as I expected it to be, but I didn't really enjoy it either. Maybe I just don't like Wagner that much, it's a bit too pompous, too many crashing cymbals. Though I did enjoy the Parsifal movie adaptation by Syberberg, but it's also a visual feast. What's the appeal of Wagner to you?

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No. 36206
The only opera that really resonates with me is Fidelio, and then just one or two arias. Musically, I like Mozart's operas, and a few pieces I'vd heard from 18th century French opera.

Wagner is to me the stereotype of opera in the worst way possible. Underwhelming Romantic-era music and lofty overblown national-cultural myths. IMO the 19th century was in many ways the cultural and intellectual lowpoint of the European elite, and the only post-napoleonic opera I really like and admire is Carmen. My nigga Nietzsche have similar tastes in this respect.
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As I don't want to post it in the Today thread, maybe we can talk ITT about theatre as well? In any case, I'm gonna hijack this for my impressions of the "Ice Trilogy" play I've seen on Saturday. Spoiler because it's a rambling wall of text.

It was really ambitious, just the sort of post-modern maximalism I enjoy. On stage the actors were followed and filmed with a handheld camera and the feed projected onto a half-translucent screen covering the stage, there was another LCD screen with additional pre-recorded clips playing from time to time, and an artist with a tablet whose drawings were projected onto the stage, also really banging sound effects and a pretty catchy live sung theme song.
Of course not all of that at the same time, it was split into 6 episodes with different settings & themes, quite a rollercoaster ride covering just about anything from violent murders, mad soliloquys, pure slapstick & plenty of fourth wall breaks, somber philosophical voiceover recitals, bizarre infomercial-stlye interludes and so on until it all dissolved into light. Also quite impressive how it were only 7 or so actors each of whom probably played about a dozen different roles througout.

Just to sum up the plot briefly, it's about a sect of chosen people with blonde hair and blue eyes, who are awakened by being hit on their chest with a hammer made from Tunguskan meteorite ice. Whoever dies in the process is not part of the chosen 23.000, but merely a "flesh machine". As soon as all 23.000 are awakened, all the brothers and sisters will turn back into their original form of light and the world will end. The story then follows a few recurring and many side characters throughout the 20th century, mainly in Soviet Russia and Nazi Germany.

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Just went to see Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District by Shostakovich, probably the best opera I've seen so far mb it helped that I was a bit drunk.
The music was really exciting, almost more pompous than Wagner at times, also the acoustics in this theatre were really good, just the right amount of loudness. The story is quite base and the adaptation was basically pornographic at times, almost made me wish I had some opera glasses to play the voyeur tbh but that didn't subtract from the overall experience too much. The costumes and set were nothing to write home about for the most part, but I feel like that's just how it is with these seasonal perforamances. Singing was great tho, especially the bass of the father merchant character, also I love how the overtitles are always end up sounding so awkward, makes for some good laughs at times.

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I have a question: "Wann ist der Unterricht aus?"
Can I answer like this: "Der Unterricht ist um 10 Uhr aus."?
Thank you for your answers!
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No. 46873
>>46868
Ah, now I'm getting your point.
Not sure if I have a satisfactory answer, but apparently "ein paar" is classified as an indefinite numeral, and as such it is not inflected.
Other examples of that group are "ein bisschen", "ein wenig", genug, viel, wenig.

Notice that viel ("much") can be used non-inflected for non-countable things, but viele ("many") is inflected for countable things. Same goes for wenig vs. wenige.
With a definite article, wenig and viel become inflected even with non-countable things: wenig Regen, der wenige Regen. As mentioned, "wenig" is an indefinite numeral, but in "der wenige Regen" it becomes an adjective. Different grammatical role, different grammatical rules.
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No. 46874
>>46873
Thank you!
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No. 47399
Sentence: "Ich habe mich bei ihm über meinen Nachbarn beschwert."
Why I can't say something like "Ich habe bei ihm über meinen Nachbarn beschwert"? What the purpose have word "mich" in the first sentence?
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No. 47400 Kontra
>>47399
might have to something with the infinitive form of the verb "sich beschweren", the sich also is relevant for the mich so to speak, but yeah not agood answer afterall.

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So,now that the dust has settled, which ideas of Marx have stood the test of time proving him right?

Is it even possible to have a conversation about marx without political shitflinging?

I'm too dumb to give articulate thoughts to this but I'd be interested in hearing what you super smart dudes on ernst think

Regards,
Avi
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No. 46606
>>45792
B-but only the good capitalists are winning, that need this power only for the moment to lead us to the golden age, right?
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No. 47199 Kontra
>>46212
>What would happen if you went back in time and tried to save the USSR from Stalin by warning Lenin and Leonid Trotsky and bringing with you some sample of future tech as proofs?
The Soviet Union would lose WWII unless you substitute the increase of industrialisation and productive forces undertaken during the rule of Stalin with said future techs in this scenario.

>We all know that Stalin was evil.
Evil is usually not a good category for marxists or hegelians or scientist or historians to look at things.
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I've read about a 1/4 now. Good book giving an overview over Marx, his trajectory and context. I'm keen to read the second part on Marxism, still have half of the first pat to read, which is on Marx and his most important works + his life trajectory mixed in some extra chapters

This books seems good to get an general overview over both Marx and Marxism which is not the same.

Hide No. 45898 Systemkontra [Reply]
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Adventure time!
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No. 47330
Today I discovered that my cell provider deducted about 4 dollars for the subscription I never, being aware, subscribed. First I contacted call center, they said like they can't return the money because "the service was provided correctly", so I said I'm writing an official complaint. So I had to walk to the cell provider office and then they accepted my complaint. Waiting 30 days, as required by law.
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No. 47331
>>47330
Well, they always do sneaky stuff like that, but at least they have now apps for smartphones where you can monitor and turn off all this stuff.
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>>47331
It's a side phone number, I check its balance occasionally. I suspected some wrong things happening, but never got into deeply.
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>>47351
They tried to scam you. It's only fair you try to devise as many additional layers of ways to create more work particularly paperwork for them in retaliation and be sure to find some way yiu create more work for actual management. Trash talk the company loudly and start petitions to get people to switch service. There are many ways to be spiteful in this life.

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Is Ernst into Watches?
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No. 43892
Yeah, but all the ones I like are much too expensive, also I can't stand having a wristband anymore, so the only actual watch I own is a pocketwatch I got from my mom for christmas some years ago, but I never wear it because my pockets are already full and I rarely wear suits (and never vests).
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No. 45892
>>37796
That Timex looks surprisingly nice.
How sturdy is the build quality and how much did you pay for it?

t. interested
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No. 45893
>>45892
It's a great and robust watch. The movement isn't the best in the world but it's good enough for the price range the watch is in.

I think i paid around 250€ but there's also a cheaper quartz version of the series.

I still like it a lot and would buy it again.
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I'm considering getting a watch for the first time since almost 10 years currently, more for drip related reasons than the actual looking at the time function obviously.

So since I found out about the based strikes at the French LIP factory in the 1970ies (for the interested: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LIP_(company)#1973:_beginning_of_the_strike_and_demonstrations ) a while back I decided to look at what they offer today (which has got nothing to do with the strikes and worker self managment obviously, but anyway).

So what do you guys think about these two models?

The first one even got some history:
>Fred Lip returns to Europe convinced of the future of electric watches. The prototype of the world's first electric wristwatch was presented in 1952 at the Paris Academy of Sciences. This innovation represents "a masterpiece of timing and quality". The watch equipped with the revolutionary R27 movement was launched in 1958. Fred Lip is proud to offer this watch to General de Gaulle and then to General Eisenhower.
Personally I'd like a mixture of both - the GDG being a bit too minimalistic and the Marinier being a bit too packed when it comes to thickness of the clock-face, but well: can't have everything, I suppose.

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>As the reader may surmise, I will leave open the question of how those few wise individuals might rise to power and how the programme for the preservation of life might be implemented: I simply do not know the answer.

Linkola has really nothing useful to say. I refuse to believe that anyone who fanboys him, hasn't read it at all.
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>>47148
Because I do not know who Linkola is, is it better not to paint and admit you know nothing but wish to know more, or is it better for the one eyed man to boldly go painting his tile half blindedly? Does the bold man be behooved into blind action, if only for the sake of decisiveness, or is it better that man watches others paint tiles? Can his tile be painted better had he seen no one else do it at all, for sake of false doctrines? Or shall a man paint half his tile, only to paint wrongly and travel so far back to paint his other half, and to paint the measure again? Shall we even have our measure of wheat for a penny, or shall all the sows be barren and every cow thin? How many thin cows does the man give us who paints his tile halfly, blindly, or not at all? Of what consequence is a tile painted raw and half a measure of barley?
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No. 47167 Kontra
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>>47163
It's quite simple: you don't paint tiles, but open good threads with little thoughtout access at least.
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No. 47172
>>47167
The mark of a good board is one where no matter the topic, the userbase can derail it into a good thread regardless if OP is painting tiles or not. Meanwhile the mark of a shit site is one where regardless how promising the topic, it instantly derails into shitposts.
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No. 47175 Kontra
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>>47172
Turning tiles into beautiful blossoms I see, what a task. Ernst must be an imageboard alchemist :DDD

Hide No. 47162 Systemkontra [Reply]
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Can you guys come back to KC (kohlchan)? The mods don't ban people for having left of center viewpoints anymore and they starting to ban CP. KC is a political echochamber now and we need people like you to mix it up. I'm not even a leftist myself, I'd say I'm a moderate liberal with some politically incorrect views, however I believe KC is in dire need of intellectual diversity. Come home bernd
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No. 47286
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>>47257
This still makes you degenerate subhuman filth
>but it's only hentai

>>47267
>mods themselves post cp
And you fucking people wonder why we want nothing to do with you and I wish the worst fates on all of you. These two posts themselves speak volumes about the kind of filth I don't even see as human anymore inhabiting those boards and why I want you all to be violently purged. The fact you don't even see anything wrong with it anymore or still are willing to frequent such a place speaks volumes about what sort of things you have become and in some cases probably always had been. I have no idea why you'd think anyone here or elsewhere would want to have anything to do with you. The fact many of you are also casually on the edge of being legit terrorists also says a lot. Then rather then even attempt to redeem yourselves you just keep sinking lower.
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No. 47375
>>47286
>This still makes you degenerate subhuman filth
If the alternative is being a puritan bible-thumper, then I'm glad to be a degenerate subhuman filth.
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No. 47376 Kontra
Also lol @ that far-right wing edgelord bullshit. If anyone's on the verge of becoming a terrorist it's you.
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No. 47409 Kontra
>>47376
To be fair you're talking to a particularly unpleasant burgerposter who really likes vomiting paragraphs of barely cognizant diatribes. Some of us just tune him out.
That said, the irony of "anti-degeneracy" wannabe-natsocs surrounding themselves with pedos is pretty funny. Though it's not very attractive to a lot of KC diaspora, on multiple levels.

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Bêafrîka, mbeso tî âBantu
Kîri mo gbû gîgî tî mo-mvenî
Mo bâa pâsi na gbe tî âzo kûê
Me fadësô, mo ke na kürü gô
Mo sö benda, mo bûngbi kûê ôko
Na kusâra ngâ na nëngö-terê
Tî tö ndâ tî finî dutï tî ë sô
E mä gbegô tî âkötarä tî ë

E gbû kua nzönî na nëngö-terê
E kpë ndiä nzönî na mängö-terê
E kinda wasïöbê, ë tomba pâsi
E yâa bandêra tî ködrö tî ë!
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>>45648
>I really wonder what OP posted.
Yeah, me to.....found it:

>"La Renaissance" is the national anthem of the Central African Republic

https://www.wikiwand.com/en/La_Renaissance
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No. 45651
>>45650
O Zentralafrikanesch Republik, O Geschir vum Bantu!
Huelt Äert Recht zréck ze respektéieren, op d'Liewen!
Laang ënnergeuerdnet, laang gebierteg vun allen,
Awer vun dësem Dag briechen Tyrannei.
An der Aarbecht, Uerdnung an Dignitéit,
Dir kritt Äert Recht erëm, Är Eenheet,
An dëse neien Schrëtt ze huelen
Vun eisen Vorfahren rifft eis d'Stëmm.

Chéier:
Op der Aarbecht an Uerdnung an Dignitéit,
Am Respekt vum Gesetz an der Eenheet,
Misär an Tyrannei ofbriechen
Halen de Fändel vum Fatherland op.
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No. 45655
>>45650
>Long subjugated, long scorned by all,
>But, from today, breaking tyranny's hold.
>Through work, order and dignity
>You reconquer your rights, your unity,
>And to take this new step
>The voice of our ancestors call us.
Really not a bad anthem, impressed.
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No. 47072
>Sango
You can hear it in the 2020 documentary film "Caterpillars" by Elvis Sabin Ngaïbino.

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is Ernst interestee in martial arts?

I used to train Karate with my father and recently decided to pick it up again.

And as with all asian martial arts there are a lot of misconceptions and mystique surrounding it, mostly because of movies and such.

Fun fact, the "Chi/Ki" was never supposed to be a mystical inner energy you could draw from to get magic strength.

Rather it's a controlled breathing technique that once you train you can use to give your punches and kicks a bit of an extra oomph.

It doesn't substitute strength training at all.

Another thing people mix up is Zen buddhism philosophy and martial arts. It emphasises passiveness and self defense when in fact those martial arts were much morr aggressive in nature, born out of the need to subjugate, kill and maim other people.

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No. 46921
>>46917
thankfully a number of hema sword fighting styles are alive and well today, but it would be really cool if the same could be said about hema wrestling/grappling styles, like shown in e.g. talhoffer's manuscript. we could have ju-jutsu/judo vs. hema fights then, although it surely would take a while if hema wrestling masters could rival the likes of kyuzo mifune or shohei ono.
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No. 46945
I did a wee bit Karate as a kid, but it was Shotokan and gay as fuck.

Then long time nothing until I started Kickboxing in my 20s. It was good fun, but I am not really flexible.

Then I moved and did regular boxing for a bit, which I really like.

After moving again, I tried longsword fencing. It's great fun, but apart from the trainer there was only one other person who did any sports outside of this and the rest was fat/skeleton nerds of the type you would expect to be into that kind of stuff. Felt bad having to practice with someone like that if you had to take a break after a single lane.
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No. 46980
>>46945
The longsword trainer should maybe introduce warm ups that give basic endurance - and scare away most lvl 82 wizard/warrior dual class players

Why is Shotokan gay? I don't know about Karate.
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No. 47032
>>46980
Oh don't worry, we do a proper warmup as you would in every other combat sport or sports practice in general. But since we're all nice and everyone at their own pace blablabla those that can't just walk instead of jog.

Shotokan karate - at least the way we practiced it - was a square stance, endless katas and virtually no real life application. Stuff like stopping before hitting the enemy and such, things you can do with women and children. If you like doing movements it's ok, like Tai Chi, but for actual combat stuff you'd need to find one of those 70s karate dudes who regularly beat each other up.
Then there is for example Kyokushin karate, whose founder basically just liked to beat people up and developed the style in that direction. Legend has it he punched a bull unconscious. Kyokushin tournaments are full contact and a foot to the face is common.