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/ref/ Suggestions, Feedback, and Information Anonymous Refugee Admin 04/20/2020 (Mon) 04:39:03 No. 2605 [Reply] [Last]
This thread will serve as the suggestions and moderation feedback thread, as well as a source of information on /ref/ itself. Please use this thread for anything related to /ref/, as /gulag/ is not our board and any suggestions there will be ignored. If you were banned and have no way of using this thread, feel free to use the equivalent thread on /GET/ to voice your concerns: >>>/GET/73417 Board info: If you're new around these parts, be sure to read up on the rules of /ref/: https://bunkerchan.xyz/ref/rules.html If you're interested in the history of /ref/ and GETchan as a whole, you can find most of the information you would ever want to know on our United Chans Wiki pages: https://unitedchans.fandom.com/wiki//ref/ https://unitedchans.fandom.com/wiki/GETchan If you want to keep updated, you can find our official Twitter account here: https://twitter.com/BunkerGET Our YouTube channel dedicated to posting communist music compilations and rare socialist songs can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/c/GETchan

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>>4712 *Paris Commune yet
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>>4712 I tried to make one using the instructions on >>>645. Do you like it? If so, can a mod add it into the flags
cool
is there a thread for the flag requests?
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>>5329 You can use this one if you want

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Anonymous Refugee 10/14/2020 (Wed) 01:20:09 No. 5615 [Reply] [Last]
greetings, comrades
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>>5691 sorry but i don't upload any kind of videos
>>5615 Is anime popular in Iraq?
>>5693 yes, and in any arabian country due to spacetoon channel, which used to air old animes https://youtu.be/TjbLFh05dOQ
>>5694 Were Latin American telenovelas popular over there or was that just a phenomenon in Turey?

/lang/ - Language Learning General Anonymous Refugee 04/02/2020 (Thu) 12:46:06 No. 2090 [Reply] [Last]
>What tongue(s) are you learning? >Ask questions about your target tongue! >Help people who want to learn a new tongue!
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r8 my study plan >anki >vocab drills from my book >read book >kwiziq (grammar) I tried HelloTalk to talk with people but everyone is flakey as fuck, think I might make an InterPals or something IDK. What's the best way to talk to other language learners? I can pay if it's reasonable.
Does anyone here know or had gotten their hands on learning any kind of sign language?
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>>5674 >gotten their hands on learning any kind of sign language >hands at learning >sign language idk if it was intentional or not, but here's your (you)
I speak English, Bengali, French and Russian.
>>5708 Are you like a full polyglot or are you still working on one or the other. >>5675 Well, what else are you gonna sign with!

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/hisp/-tread en español Anonymous Refugee 08/07/2019 (Wed) 12:12:53 No. 29 [Reply] [Last]
>re-post de /GET/ Que tal camaradas. Viendo que esta tabla esta básicamente sin utilizar creo que seria una buena idea crear un hilo para los hispanohablantes de leftypol, ya que no tenemos ningún buen tablón de imágenes para hablar de políticas de izquierdas en español (el tablón de /pol/ de hispachan es puro cáncer y BAI es ch*lenocentrista texto de abajo)
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¿Ya vieron este hilo Operation: /Cyber_Wiphala/?
TW Intento de moción de censura de VOX al basado Pedro Sanchez. Recordatorio que los derechistas buscarán todos los sinonimos de comunista (social-comunista, social-anarquista, castro-chavismo, social-chavismo) solo para hacerse los inteligentes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAn51_I2bP8 Defended al basado Pedro Sanchez contra la bestia negra de la reacción.

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What they took from you. Anonymous Refugee 07/06/2020 (Mon) 14:50:18 No. 4016 [Reply] [Last]
What did your country used to be about?
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Revolution
>>4016 Radical politics in the open. Worker rights. The government acting as a mediator between porky, their own interest, and the proletariat. Genuine proletarian culture (music, food, dance, etc). Now it's mostly about violence and money. Visibly radical leftists get shot. Politics is a mix of being US's lapdog, neoliberalism, narco infiltration at every level of government with no exception. Culture has been replaced with manufactured Mexican culture, imported manufactured American Culture, and worst of all, narco culture. It's getting worse. The war against narcos has only made them become more assimilated with the government. We live in a narco-state. Post 2008: Night scene died from one day to another after the war started. This killed a generation's night scene. Social gatherings shifted to house parties. Counter-culture is dead.
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Chocolate ;_;
>>5706 what happened??
>>5352 lol

Anonymous Refugee 04/13/2020 (Mon) 21:45:00 No. 2408 [Reply] [Last]
ITT: post music in your native language This is a song about about a race car driver who died in an accident. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0iylllfoT4 This one is about a blacksmith who married a beautiful woman but it turns out that her personality isn’t that great and he wishes that he didn’t marry her. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hz5RtnyBEEU Here the singer falls in love with a girl but she moves away. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlVawFt-Xa0
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>>2408 "100% hate and violence", an anti-cop song by Steen1, a rapper who once ran on the communist party ticket https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ryj5snT60O0 English translation of lyrics here: https://lyricstranslate.com/en/100-vihaa-ja-v%C3%A4kivaltaa-100-hate-and-violence.html
>>2438 >saudi (X)
Song about the 2000's, George W Bush, Terrorism, and the rise of leftism in Latin America Mukeka di Rato: "Meat" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRI-qCdhDhg

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Generic advice for learning a European language Comrade 09/04/2019 (Wed) 14:36:48 No. 5272 [Reply] [Last]
Before you learn anything else, learn how the various letter combinations are usually pronounced. For example, in English -tion is pronounced like shn for some reason, and in German it's pronounced like -tsyon. German sp is pronounced like the shp in hashpipe, and there are many other regular patterns like that. Autistically drill down this stuff BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE (I know I repeat myself).
>B-but anon, I can open any book introducing a language and it starts with a bit of that
I DON'T MEAN JUST A BIT. Try to get to the point where you can read something without an accent while you still don't have the faintest idea what the text is even about, reading it like a native when he encounters words he does not know and just follows the most usual pronunciation patterns of his language.

Suppose you don't do that, how do you learn the spelling and pronunciation of a word then? It will take much longer since it will seem to you like there's a big arbitrary element in the way the words are written – meaning a ton of rote memorization – and only after a lot of memorizing work will the regular patterns slowly reveal themselves. But if you start with drilling the regular patterns, the part of the writing system that looks arbitrary to you will be much smaller. It will be much easier then to guess how something is written just by hearing and it will be much easier to remember words.
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>>5317 It's never too late.
In the late 90s and early aughts, there were two or three iterations of You Don't Know Jack in German that were pretty good. Might be useful for becoming fluent in German. (A similar quiz game is "Weisse Bescheid" from 2007, though I can't vouch for the quality of that.)
>>5317 It's never too late. I learned Chinese and I didn't start until I was 20.
how can I find out what most of the "letter combination" pronunciations are for a certain language? like the type described in the first paragraph of OP
>>5699 Wikipedia's IPA help pages are OK for a general idea, although sometimes they're inaccurate or unspecific and you should always cross-check them with individual audio files for IPA characters since the "English equivalents" are sometimes totally off: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:IPA_keys https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:IPA_navigation So, for example, for German <ch> you'd click on the IPA character on the IPA column and then you can listen to an audio recording of the sound: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voiceless_velar_fricative The orthographies of most languages are more phonemic than that of English, with exceptions like French, so usually you can just figure it out by knowing the individual letters and digraphs and whatnot. With French it's not necessarily the case, but English is the worst with this stuff at least in Europe (but has nothing on Tibetan) so you're usually good to go if you pick up on a thing. Also, premium cringe from the Finnish IPA page: >[b], [f], [ɡ], and [ʃ] occur only in loanwords. In casual speech, they may be replaced with [p], [ʋ], [k], and [s], respectively. >casual speech Country bumpkins and old people might do that, but it's very cringe if you do it in Helsinki unless you're like 60 or older (then it's only kinda cringe). As Finns get old, they might lose the ability to pronounce those sounds for some reason even if they used to be able to pronounce them just fine... or at least I've noticed my mum doing that. >>5316 Beware of false friends when doing this, though! Cognates can sometimes diverge a lot in their meanings.

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Clay Wars Anonymous Refugee 09/29/2020 (Tue) 22:43:05 No. 5455 [Reply] [Last]
Copying most from the OP of that archived thread but removing stuff that seems unnecessary, and also rewriting the "in this edition" bit for obvious reasons: CLAY WARS >come up with a country >have autistic relations with other countries >stealing clay is allowed (but not recommended in the early stages) IN THIS EDITION >the level of technology allowed is that of the current year, because it is the current year for all practical purposes >the history of the world is different from real-life history, although there may be varying degrees of correspondence; it's not important why things are different or the same, but assume a blank slate outside your country Post the following: >updated map with your country >flag (using FlagMaker is recommended) >name of the country >political system >head of state >capital city

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Baltic Peoples Union Political system: Council Republic (Because western capitalist pigs can't pronounce "taryba" for it to have been incorporated into English) The electorate votes for local candidates from the VSKP (All Union Communist Party) for the ST (Council of the Union) lower house and the TT (Council of Nationalities) upper house, which forms the BLSAT (Supreme Council of Baltic Peoples Union) - the highest legislative branch of government. BLSAT in turn appoints the Council of Ministers and the Premier of the Union, who act as the executive branch. From 1999 on, many measures limiting the individual influence of party officials and BLSAT councilmen were implemented, including term limits and right of recall, but most importantly a process that would choose the nominees to the elections by lot, as well as a yearly lottery that invites new party members which currently is the only way to join the VSKP. BPU is a federation, composed of Lithuanian, Estonian and Polish council republics. Head of state: Premier Stasys Spalis Capital of Lithuanian CR and administrative center for the Union: Kernavė Capital of Estonian CR: Tallinn Capital of Polish CR: Warsaw Largest city: Gdanskas (IRL Gdansk) Languages: Official: Lithuanian, Polish, Estonian, Yiddish, Gudian (Belarusian with some Lithuanian traits). Dialects: Prussian, Latvian. Ethnic composition: Estonians and Poles are the homogeneous inhabitants of their respective CR's. However LCR is far more diverse. Due to the ethnic assimilation policy pursued both by the Viešpats (emperor) and the nobility before the revolution, many of the original languages of the ethnic minorities in the republic have been destroyed, or almost completely assimilated into become dialects. Prussian and Latvian vary very little from Lithuanian, however the Gudian shows significant differences, which were preserved by Belarusian national liberation figures during the 19th century. After the revolution, the Belarusian question was debated, however, since the larger cities were assimilated, it was deemed unecessary to create a separate republic. Yet these days the question has become a touchy subject, as industrialization now has brought most of the previously underdeveloped Belarusian regions up, and this has lead to an increasing sentiment for a creation of a separate republic. Ever since the 12th century the region was deemed as a safe haven for Jewish communities, hence a sizable segment of the urban population today is Jewish, to the point that Yiddish was recognized as a national language in 1924.

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>>5555 By the 1990's, the Union was experiencing many difficulties - stagnant economy, lagging technological progress, rising poverty and nationalistic grumblings from the RC's. The VSKP was split between the always inactive conservatives, reformers and the hardliners. The government was in a deadlock by the 1997 as to what is needed to be done, and by 1998 the discontent officer core launched a coup against the government in a bid to restore stability, or so was claimed. The rank and file of the army wasn't very supportive of the command, and neither were the citizens of Kernave. While the coup leaders successfully occupied the BLSAT and arrested many of its members, the still remained. Around it loyalist forces were rallied, composed of a few local army regiments and of local citizens, ready to protect the ministry. The result of this was a small battle in Kernave. After three days, the coup was stopped and it leaders either fled or were arrested. This left the power of the BPU in the hands of the minister council, which at the time was composed of hardliners. It would, over the next year, lead with emergency powers, eventually passing the 1999 reforms and returning the BLSAT to work. However, over the period of the coup, the Ruthenian and Crimean RC's had declared their independence and split off from the BPU, receiving western protection. I'd go more in depth into what was before 20th century, but I can't be bothered now Also, since I mention the off shoot republics, should I also make another post for them as well or no? Military capabilities: BPU possess a sizeable and well trained military. However, due to the cuts to defense spending in the 00's, it is lagging behind in terms of technology. The Union also has a sizable arsenal of 216 nuclear warheads, however only 9 of these have been modernized and are treated as up-to-date. Economy: BPU is a fully industrialized nation. All industries are state controlled and are directly accountable to the VPK (State Planning Committee). Most of these are overseen by a state official, however with the 2002 reforms workplace self-management was incentivized, leading to more worker-controlled industries. From 2006 on, all agriculture is state-controlled, as all collective farms were absorbed to state farms. Economic growth is modest, as it has slowed downed from the boom in the early 2000 when the BPU finally started expansion into the digital sector. Currency: Baltas, divided into 100 kopeks. 'Foreign policy: Friendship is promoted with all fellow socialist states. A policy of mutual coexistence with capitalist states is pursued, for now. Neighboring splinter states from the Union are regarded with a feigned benevolence, with the eventual goal of reintegration towards them. Future goals: The BPU pursues a goal of reintegration of the splintered CR's that have broken off after the 1998 coup, however it does it so through political interference and currently avoids any direct confrontation. International solidarity is a secondary goal, as the BLSAT for now sees this as a goal as too resource intensive to pursue. Life of the average citizen: The situation has improved massively since 1998. Housing is available for all and reforms to the education and healthcare sectors have been a success. However luxuries are still rather scarce. Only about 64% of the population own a car. Internet access in available to around 79% of the population, however the computers produced for the public, while more durable, are than their western counterparts. Culture industry saw revitalization in the past decade, and a few film and video game releases saw small success in global markets.
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>>5532 I don't think there's any rush, this isn't the most active board anyway and I assume we probably won't get that many people so it'll be slow in any case. One option would be to try getting some from /GET/, considering the civil war thread there is pretty active and it's not that different even though it's pretty different? >>5542 >that map Anyway, I added your country to the blank map, not sure if I filled all the right islands though. >>5555 I hope you don't mind that I fixed the layering of your country on the map since it was offset a little bit to the left and the coastline was aligned to the river map rather than the blank map. Also, nice quads! BUT ACTUALLY What do you guys think, should we just be using the river map instead of the blank one? It looks messier, but it'd objectively be more practical. If we do decide to go with that, I removed the ugly maritime border lines.
>>5589 I'd say go with the rivers one. Also will be easier for those who join fresh to create their nation with good borders. Also I think I'm going to do some retcons to my nations history, as that was the last part that I've wrote in and I think it shows. Main change for now is that Ruthenia and Crimea were never part of the BPU and instead have declared their independance after the collapse of the Lithuanian Empire. Also I'll ask again here, should I create these two independant nations and insert them to the map, or should I just retcon my nations history further so that the fate of the Ukrainian region remains ambiguous?
>>5590 >Also will be easier for those who join fresh to create their nation with good borders. Yeah. >should I just retcon my nations history further so that the fate of the Ukrainian region remains ambiguous? Does it really matter unless we get a bunch of new people on this and actually get it going, assuming no one is going to make a country in that region that'd retcon it for you?

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South Asia Thread Anonymous Refugee 09/07/2019 (Sat) 05:44:44 No. 331 [Reply] [Last]
Anyone else here?
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>>2218 We never really had a secular system, but before his era the form of Islam practiced here was much more moderate.
So why did they abolish ޱ?
>>5656 The reason for this is not clear. It may have been due to ނ sounding almost the same as ޱ in the standard Male' dialect.
>>1641 how someone from Bhutan ended in this site and on /ref/ on top of that ?
>>5700 /ref/ is the best board on this site, it's really not surprising that they would end up here.

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Anonymous Refugee 10/17/2020 (Sat) 01:29:26 No. 5662 [Reply] [Last]
Do you have forties (40oz≈1200mL beer bottles) in your country? I'd argue it's one of the greatest damn things Burgerstan has contributed to the earth. Drinks truly for the proles, with no bourgeois pretension about them.
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we have the 1.6Litre beer. Korean beer is better than it used to be but still just meh. Also they (the ecology ministry) are saying the brown plastic bottle can't be recycled so they (the beer manufacturers) gotta change to a new bottle. So we might lose the 1.6L beer.
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Here we have a 1L one wich goes arround for 1,30 € or so. Altrough if you're going full price per quantity then it migth be better to get a pack of cans, since the cheap ones can go for lower than 25 cents. Also heard than in Germany they can buy 50 cents 0,50L cans. Plus they get 25 cents back when returning the can
We do, same as you, but people prefer buying cheap 75c cans or alcoholic capri-suns
>>5662 Six pack of half litres at a little under 3EUR here. I don't really see the appeal of 1L+ bottles of liquor, doesn't the pseudo-fizz wear out by the time you're a little over halfway through? >inb4 lightweight
>>5676 For us at least it is used with paper cups at social outings and picnics and such.

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