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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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No. 15031
>>15017
I find that Duolingo is good for internalizing basic grammar, up to intermediate level for some courses.

I haven't tried their German course yet, but it's very low effort and free, and you can test out of the early levels that just teach vocabulary.
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No. 15039
>>15017
You need practice.
Practice, practice, practice.

The main issue is that you need to fully comprehend and understand the grammar of it, when to use what. thank you captain obvious that was fun.

Tools like Duolingo and Rosetta Stone may be great, but certainly not enough alone. Pick up a book about the language in Danish (and not one of those LERN TCHERMAN IN FIFE MINUT HIHI) so it would better provide you with an explanation about it.

What I would do, is watch German media intensively so I would get the feel of the language - ofcourse, Germans here would be a better judge of what to watch.

Or, if you're really serious about it (need it for work or something), go to a Goethe-Institut (or anything similar), learn the traditional way and interact with your teacher.

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No. 16016
>>15981
This is sort of how American English sounds to me, especially for the younger generations. Older generations (35-40++) have a more decisive and respectful tone with lots of the very famous american friendliness.

Ofcourse all of that is my own personal experience with Americans from work and the internet and excluding American media.

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Do you want to discuss and formulate the basic points and their extrapolations of Terry Davis' Theology?
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No. 15437
>>15436
Dumb amerisapseg dont derail
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No. 15444
>>15437
It's not a derail. The question was asked about this retarded idea of killing everyone from a country not in the news once every couple of weeks. The origin of this is pure American stupidity and media worship. Fact is Terry himself never had remotely a consistent ideology, because you know he was a schizophrenic. Most of the sensible things he seemed to think had more to do with being Catholic or being a computer programmer.
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>>15420
>you'd be a good philosopher or mathematician (if you aren't one).
Heh, I'd like to imagine that I'd do well as a philosopher in ancient greece or something, but that's more because ancient philosophy is about the level at which my expertise ends. The modern philosophical frontier in the subject of the mind as related to neuroscience and the mind body problem are beyond my level of intelligence. Hell, I'm struggling to figure out dialectics, even.

Besides, I feel that in order to be a philosopher / mathematician, one has to have an academic career in the field, which is impossible for me because >academia on the kazakhstan. So I'll have to be content with writing down my ramblings into a personal diary.

Also, interesting thought I had regarding language that I had while writing yesterday's posts. I am becoming acutely aware of the fact that I am limited by my language. The English language played a trick on me that I noticed while formulating my argument regarding the nature of art: there is a difference in meaning between "What is art" and "What art is", that can slip under one's awareness.

The question "What is art" and the statement "This is art" concerns itself with listing a set of objects that are art. It is a linguistic definition, a way by which we define words. So, when we ask "What is a sun" or "what is a rock", we simply point to the sun or the rock, and establish an understanding of the intended meaning.

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No. 15955
Bump interesting discussion.

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Recent events:
-Brazil gets pro-right president Jair Messias Bolsonaro and current political and economical future is currently foggy. There a lot mixed opinions about him, some protests exist. Some people call him as local version of Trump, however in many ways his rithoric much more argessive and he is much more "right" person in geeral. Most of news you can find is from western sources thought, I dont know Portuguese sadly.

-In Russia situation with Chechen-Ingushetia border still strange. Most of protests ended when republican court said that decidion of Ingushetia goverment to shift border was illegal, but Ingushetia goverment said that kinda it was not, and leader of republic who so want to give land to Kadyrov said that will counter this decidion in federal court, even thought by law federal court has no rights to counter this kind of decidions of republic court.

-In India Builded biggest statue in world, 182 meters high of Vallabhbhai Patel, one of creators of India constitution and builders of modern Indian state

-In vatican was found fragments of bones which was suspected to be bones of girl kindnapped back in early 80s, most probably by Italian mafia. Vatikan already said that will give any assistance to police in this investigation.
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No. 15950
>>15947
>If you're the so called "neo-reactionary" poster then yeah, we all knew what you were trying to do you cunt which is why I said nothing.

No, I'm not that poster. There are several burgers who use this website.

Why do you all assume I agree with Watson? Even if it were shown to be the case tomorrow that these population differences have partially genetic causes, Watson's pronouncements would still have been premature in view of the evidence that is currently available. Furthermore, no hypothetical empiric finding could excuse some of the callous and hurtful things that Watson has said about specific groups, and his failure to judge people as individuals.
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No. 15952
>>15943
We've found by way of GWAS new evidence that supports twin and adoption study estimates for the proportion of variation in some behavioral phenotypes within a population that is explained by genetics. However, this doesn't necessarily have anything to do with the cause of between population differences in means, whatever that may be. I think Watson is just stating his hunch here--which, as I said, is irresponsible and premature.
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No. 15970
>>15947
PROOF?
I mean... sources? I'd be highly interested in reading something easy on both perspectives related to (primarily) psychology and sociology because I am educated on the genetic perspective (which data looks grim so far) If not available I am also very happy with some NCBI links and stuff like that. Thanks.

>If you're the so called "neo-reactionary" poster then yeah
I think he did not state anything beyond a report on Watsons opinion so far. We are mature enough to discuss such things on Ernstchan, I guess. If not here then nowhere else on the internet.
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No. 15973
>>15970
>I am educated on the genetic perspective (which data looks grim so far)

Could you cite some of the sources that gave you this impression? To my knowledge there have been few, if any, studies investigating whether racial IQ gaps can be explained by known genetic variants. The closest thing that comes to mind would be some admixture studies looking at proxies for intelligence by Kirkegaard and colleagues.

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is you shitbosting my Bernd ?
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No. 15867 Kontra
>2019

>Bernd
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No. 15897
>>15837
Bernd will travel to Brezil and buy some Land ; later on , Bernd will help the new Bresident to establish a Berndreich in ze dschungl
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No. 15900
what is the textboard address that was in a pinned thread a couple of months ago?
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No. 16128
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How did I waste my best years (the past 14-15 years) on something I never enjoyed (imageboards)

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Dear diary,
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No. 15855 Kontra
>>15850
I'm more worried about my pets honestly. I'm bracing for that misery of having to put them in the freezer after losing them. Idk wtf happened

Also I stopped puking. And why would I call 911? I dont have $600 and I'm not dealing with more debt and collection agency cocksuckers.
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that feel when no qt yakut gf in 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp_OBFqt2DE
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Well her eyes are now fixed and dilated. Still surprisingly warm, but she's definitely gone. I think the worst part is hearing their constant wheezing and suffering for hours and hours and hours over a couple days.

>>15854
At least you can still dream about leaving Latvia, and imagining that all your problems can be fixed by simply changing countries. I have often thought the same, maybe Santa Monica or Ireland. But I already know the truth is awful. You do not stop living because of this. You simply squat on the ground in the cold like I do and smoke bitterly.
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>>15054
now is your time.

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I want to improve my piss-poor calligraphy. I know it takes time, so I'm in no hurry. Any textbook recommendations?
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No. 15792
Bumping for interest. I've been doing duolingo's Chinese program for a few days now. If you have any general advice about learning Chinese feel free to share.
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No. 15794
Japanese have Nintendo games for this. Maybe communists do too?

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How are you supposed getting euphoria and fun on New Year celebration if you've got no alcohol?
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>>15702
Alternatively, you could get drunk to the point that you are unable to talk anymore. Assburgers are usually bad with nonverbal communication, and so, due to gestures being the only mean to get your points across, your capabilities of weirding out your relatives will be severely limited.
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No. 15706
Can't celebrate Christmas on real day, can't celebrate NYE on correct day.
Ohh Russia, we love you.

I might not even drink on NYE, I only get one day to recover and have spent >15 years intoxicated, maybe I just have 4 beers in a bar in stead of going to the moon.
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No. 15746
>>15700
Don't know about Russia, here you could just buy it in a store or order it on Amazon.
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No. 15754
>>15746
I have actually ordered chloroform from Amazon before. I've actually still got that huge bottle of it in storage too somewhere afaik. Yes I was completely amazed at well anybody simply allowing me to buy something like a liter of it with no checks whatsoever and to then ship it through the mail (which I had thought was also illegal, or at least everything from toxins to bullets to butane lighters to radioactive and car batteries etc aren't supposed to be shipped but everyone does it anyway?). Which if I ever locate it I may have to at least air out if not dispose of because apparently the shit can release phosgene as it decomposes.

To be fair, I had actually gotten it for use as a solvent and largely just ended up using it when acetone or ethanol or whatever couldn't strip something like glue off. Or to try and use in making tinctures and extracts since I heard you can with butane didn't want to use that or alcohol until realizing I didn't trust myself with trying to extract herbal remedies with it.

I have no idea if you can still buy all these sorts of things on there though.

But as for the gas, I have discovered that apparently some North Americans get high from air horns in this way. As in, they blow the air horn in their face and huff it

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I think this topic is interesting for Ernsts, considering pretty vivid discussion that happened in Today thread.
From recent news: Durov's Telegram now collaborates with secret services except Russian, because the resistance continues.
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No. 14773
>>14767
It has a dedicated Hungarian to English tab by the looks of it. (Under "Language_tab")
The commands themselves are in the sheet called "Utasításkészlet" or "Set of Commands"

Honestly, I have no idea otherwise what this is, and what is its function.
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No. 15508
Can you pay to Google so your video appeared in "Recommended For You" section?
No conspiracy, just a real question. If I watched such videos, I wouldn't have videos I have listed.
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No. 15516
>>15508
AFAIK not directly but you can probably apply some sort of Youtube SEO techniques to make your videos more appealing to the suggestion algorithm

BTW personally I started using a Chrome extension called DFTube* recently to block the recommended videos column and other unnecessary stuff so I don't waste as much time on YouTube. Very happy with it so far.

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No. 15517
>>14767
What I see that on the Config tab one supposedly can change the language from HU to EN. But in that case everything gets broken.

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Ernst, do you know how to make compliments?
Let's try and make a complement to Ernst's post above you.
Just imagine someone you love/admire.
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>>15322
>>15254
Oh wait fuck forgot sorry, autism. Funny thing is I thought I was laying the sarcasm on way too thick and obvious.

Anyway I like and admire your sense of brutal realism. Also there is something C&A about the way Russians try to speak English.
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No. 15327
>>15323
Damn, I should've been less particular in my previous post. All I wanted to say is that skill in killing people isn't exactly considered commendable universally. Still, it prompted you to write an interesting post, so I don't really regret it.
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No. 15343
>>15324
Oh, my bad. I haven't been on chans for too long and missed out on what EC has become, and if people here are capable of something more than KC 2018 shitposts..
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>>15343
Your sincerity should certainly be complimented.

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Is there even such a field as Theoretical Xenology? I would propose creating this possibly prone to pseudo academic field with the sub-fields of:
▪theoretical xeno biology
▪theoretical xeno linguistics
▪theoretical xeno materials sciences
and so on and so forth. Do note this is not all as regards intelligent life, as I am ultimately actually much more interested in divergent evolutionary pathways and biology than our own. It only just occurred to me how in any possible human/alien interaction it is probable that a misunderstanding is going to lead to immediate violence in the off chance fear and greed doesn't. For example, when encountering intelligent life for the first time (or any life really) I think that a much more universal thing to do is to slowly and calmly squat down and sit in the lotus position with palms raised. This is or should be considered as the universal grating of "we come in peace" since any hand gesture is much more likely to be interpreted as threatening. This especially includes the "I've got my hands up I'm unarmed!" approach because you will look like this. Of course it is also highly dependent on things like their own articulation since Slav squatting could look like a predatory pounce.

I could only find this sadly
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=58417

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No. 15316
>>15307
Intelligent alien life is probably going to be disappointingly similar to us. Considering the vast amount of evolutionary niches to exist since the development of complex multicellular organisms, and the fact that only humans have developed scientifically advanced cultures, the human model is probably the most likely one for productively intelligent life to follow.

>Since language will be impossible with other life forms at least for a time
Assuming we aren't trying to kill each other, it probably won't be substantively harder to communicate with them that it would be with an uncontacted human culture. Our primary methods of communication (speech or sign language) will likely be utterly incompatible at least as far as production is concerned, but worst case scenario we can learn each others' written languages and use those for communication.
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No. 15317
Gesture-wise what about putting your palms together about chest high while pointing elbows to the sides a bit. I think it would be obvious that the form can be aggressive in any way. It should be clear that one’s hands are unable to do anything at that state. The open hand method is good as well. Also sitting on the ground with your butt and putting your legs straight forward should be very non-aggressive. If you have 5 seconds to take a look at the human physique you’ll immediately recognize it as a passive stance. Would of course look quite dumb but maybe function is the only thing we should be considering.

For communicating we probably should start with similar ideas as the golden record features. On a spaceship to spaceship level that might be a bit difficult though.
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No. 15320
>>15317
You mean like the prayer kind of stance? Maybe, except we do know Pistol shrimp and Praying Mantises use it when hunting. Also open palm may not always work but is primarily to show you have no tools in your hand and thus no weapon. It is also an appearance of being smaller and more passive and gentle. This could backfire of course if mistaken as a showing of weakness to be taken advantage of.

I have noticed that this stance in general appears to make most wildlife less edgy. If you immediately sit when you see a wild animal but do so calmly and slowly they are less likely to give a shit about your presence.