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Which foreign language is best worth my time learning? Is Duolingo a worthwhile tool, or is it ineffective? It was founded by the jew Luis von Ahn and pushes social engineering like CalArts style pictures of nonwhites and homosexual sentences, but it is free and one of the most widely used programs.

 No.1531[D][DF]

I doubt the fact that the creator is jewish has any bearing of the quality of the tool. Also learning a language isn't exactly a political thing so why make it in /pol/?
i guess another tool is rosetta stone.

 No.1532[D][DF]

>>1531
> I doubt the fact that the creator is jewish has any bearing of the quality of the tool.
lol, just lol
> Also learning a language isn't exactly a political thing so why make it in /pol/?
I dunno, twoot, probably because I mentioned DL's social engineering and the background of its creator? Besides, many different topics can overlap on multiple boards, pol included. I also forgot to ask about the value of learning Hebrew.

 No.1535[D][DF]

>>1532
I'm not twoot. Don't know how you jumped to that conclusion.
(id changed for some reason)

 No.1536[D][DF]

>>1535
I guess you not capitalizing "I" in your last sentence of >>1531 made me think of twoot. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

 No.1537[D][DF]

>>1535
Also you further lacked capitalization in your now deleted 1533 post ... like twoot.

 No.1538[D][DF]

Sorry i just happened to see you guys arguing about if the guy is me or not. I don't do anonymous posts in case you haven't noticed. I always have at least my name set to twoot and most of the time i also have the "twoot undercover" thing on for exactly this reason: To avoid people thinking that someone is me if they aren't. If someone is acting like they're me and they don't have the "twoot undercover" thing you can be for certain that thei're not me. I don't have any reason to make anonymous posts, so i don't.

 No.1539[D][DF]

>>1538
Okey-dokey then.

 No.1540[D][DF]

Duolingo is bad for non-Latin languages, which are probably the most important ones to learn if you already know English (aside from Latin itself, as well as French/Spanish/German/Portuguese, which are pretty easy to learn anyways). In no particular order (and from a European perspective), I would probably recommend:
>Russian
>Polish
>Greek
>Latin
>Mandarin
>Korean
>Indian languages
>Iranian languages
>Icelandic (admittedly, primarily due to its similarity with Old Norse and not much else)
I'm reluctant to add Japanese onto the list, since as a second language, it's associated with otaku-faggotry, it heavily consists of English loan-words anyways and as Japan's population dwindles due to its deprived society, it'll ultimately be far less important than Mandarin.

 No.1542[D][DF]

>>1532
Learning Hebrew is useful to the extent of reading jewish writings (ancient and modern) and for reading/listening to whatever certain Israelis have to say when they're not comfortable enough to just use English, to a lesser extent perhaps deciphering jewish puns in hoax-events. It's probably as valuable as learning Indo-Aryan languages/Sanskrit, for largely the same reasons.

 No.1543[D][DF]

>>1540
Any reason for the Asian languages?

 No.1544[D][DF]

>>1543
To understand and be able to decipher any information that's exclusively in Chinese, Korean, etc., both contemporary and ancient, now that China is being pushed as a geopolitical superpower and is/will be involved in plenty of suspicious events in the future.
They're harder to learn than Russian and currently less useful than Russian, all things considered, however, I have come across this problem before, specifically with Japanese on my expose of Yukio Mishima, there wasn't much information obtainable from English Wikipedia, so I had to translate back-and-forth using Japanese sources.

 No.1546[D][DF]

>>1540
I would say that russian is the most useful language in that list since it's spoken very often outside of Russia in East Europe and all the post-soviet states. I don't get iranian though, why not learn arabic instead? It's far more common in Middle East and perhaps even North Africa.
>>1544
>To understand and be able to decipher any information that's exclusively in Chinese
That's pretty much the point of any language, but what information can you extract from the modern chinese sources? Should I learn chinese just so I can read how nothing happened on Tiananmen square? My point is that the chinese communist party makes most if not all information sources dubious and untrustworthy, so learning that specific language doesn't have much benefits.

 No.1547[D][DF]

esperanto lol

 No.1548[D][DF]

>>1546
>I don't get iranian though, why not learn arabic instead? It's far more common in Middle East and perhaps even North Africa.
Namely because it's more accessible to Indo-European-speakers, whereas Arabic is far harder to learn for a native Indo-European speaker, also at that, it's more scarcely spoken than Arabic is (though still largely distributed from Turkey to China, and still with a large literary history) making it far more "in-demand" so to speak. They're also similar to Sanskrit/Indo-Aryan languages, which are extremely important as well, so if you already know them it's an easy gateway to Iranian ones, and if you already know an Iranian one, it can help with learning Sanskrit; plus if you do want to learn Arabic, then learning an Iranian language too would probably help with that.
>That's pretty much the point of any language, but what information can you extract from the modern chinese sources? Should I learn chinese just so I can read how nothing happened on Tiananmen square? My point is that the chinese communist party makes most if not all information sources dubious and untrustworthy, so learning that specific language doesn't have much benefits.
Chinese isn't just spoken in the PRC, and besides, that's already the case for most English sources as well whenever talking about any "terrorist attack", "lone-wolf shooting", "disaster", etc.
There's a lot of information today locked up in Chinese; specifically a lot of information about Mao Zedong's family (I can't remember the exact source now, it was all in Chinese), which could be important.

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>>1547
kek commie



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