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#40 Returning back after a year. in TF2 General Discussion
delete_my_accountAimIsADickdelete_my_accountwhat did you do during your year long break?Learnt Esperanto and Common Lisp. I stopped programming in C++ completely, and am currently replacing any leftover scripts with common lisp.why did you stop programming in C++ completely? and why did you switch to common lisp?

Simply put, retrospectively C++ was far too complicated for me; I only found that out after adjusting to lisps, i dont feel like going back at all.

even then, i would like to prefer scheme to common lisp as my needs do not fit the purposes of CL (to unify lisp dialects)

Here is a video expressing my opinions on this stuff:
"Stop Writing Dead Programs" by Jack Rusher (Strange Loop 2022)
(edit: I have managed to use the wrong video title. sorry.)

posted 21 hours ago
#19 I made a custom grenade launcher crosshair. in Customization

so because people still like this crosshair apparently (thanks guys); I setup a magnet link to make it easier to keep it alive long term.

GreySucksCould we get an updated link?

Well it's here now.

posted 22 hours ago
#185 Esperanto should be the language of EU competitive in The Dumpster
eddiieeAimIsADickWhat? Are you even gonna explain your reasoning? (Mind you, you don't even speak or read the language yourself.)

So now all of a sudden, when I cite you a link by an esperantist himself doing proper study, you starting screeching about "no validity". You keep complaining to me to "read my own sources", yet you can't even fairly read my sources I give to you.

Please read and summarize the arguments in the essay you linked and I'll respond to them (so that I don't have to do it myself agian). Also, why are you assuming I'm not fluent in Esperanto?

That link was never sent to you in the first place, so why fucking complain?

and since my reading skills aint fucking good enough for you apparently, how about you just read it yourself?

since my debate skills arent good enough for you (or you all), maybe just leave me the fuck alone.

posted 2 months ago
#183 Esperanto should be the language of EU competitive in The Dumpster
eddiieeAimIsADickhttps://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/19/science/how-linguists-and-missionaries-share-a-bible-of-6912-languages.html
18 year old article. This also again notes religious complaints about the publisher without noting any religious complaints about Ethnologue itself. The only complaints about Ethnologue are that it may overcount or undercount languages, which is a practically unsolvable issue (and also secular).

1. Age isn't important here: what's important is that this article states that Ethnologue started as a christian group focused on the bible.

That is a religious link (even if outdated) is it not?

Ny TimesEthnologue was founded in 1951 by Richard S. Pittman and was initially focused on minority languages, to share information on Bible translation needs.eddiieeAimIsADickHere: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/02/world-s-largest-linguistics-database-getting-too-expensive-some-researchers, I cited this earlier too.
Also this: https://humans-who-read-grammars.blogspot.com/2019/11/ethnologue-changes-access-again.html

First article does not mention anything about Ethnologue's sources. Second article mentions it once to say that Ethnologue does provide sources but for some pages you have to request the sources from Ethnologue. I don't think it's an actual problem.

My complaint was about ethnologue's database being paywalled, hence not being transparent; which necessarily affects the sources I can get off that site.

Ny TimesAimIsADickI can just repeat the same greeting again, but very slowly. (i didn't agree to use that particular sentence, it'd be too long.)
This casts further doubt on your Esperanto abilities. Please read and translate the longer sentence I provided to prove that you aren't reading from google translate or just speaking spanish (again)

I don't use fucking google translate; that butchers Esperanto horribly. (examples: using "konservita" instead of "savita" when saving a person, "kaŝmemorigita" instead of "rapidmemorigita" to refer to caching)
and I cannot speak Spanish, nor Japanese now (which I attempted to study and indeed could barely speak it).

eddiieeAimIsADickhttp://claudepiron.free.fr/articlesenanglais/europeanorasiatic.htmBlatant Esperantist puff piece with no validity

What? Are you even gonna explain your reasoning? (Mind you, you don't even speak or read the language yourself.)

So now all of a sudden, when I cite you a link by an esperantist himself doing proper study, you starting screeching about "no validity". You keep complaining to me to "read my own sources", yet you can't even fairly read my sources I give to you.

posted 2 months ago
#181 Esperanto should be the language of EU competitive in The Dumpster
ZestyAs Esperanto has a strong basis in the Romance languages (which are represented in this study),

http://claudepiron.free.fr/articlesenanglais/europeanorasiatic.htm

posted 2 months ago
#179 Esperanto should be the language of EU competitive in The Dumpster
eddiieeAimIsADickIn any case: the real problem with Ethnologue is that they are: 1. Christian and 2. Colonial

Also, there is (unsurprisingly) problems with them regarding the transparency of their sources. which is a big red flag.

Ethnologue is neither Christian nor colonial. Their publisher is Christian, but you would need to find evidence of that affecting Ethnologue for it to be relevant.

https://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/19/science/how-linguists-and-missionaries-share-a-bible-of-6912-languages.html

eddiieeThe Washington Post article isn't relevant. Some people thinking that SIL translators are religiously or politically biased really has nothing to do with Ethnologue (which is widely accepted to be a high quality and generally unbiased source).

How is the Washington post article "not relevant"?

eddiieeYou claim there are problems with Ethnologue citing sources yet provide no source for your own claim. Curious

Here: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/02/world-s-largest-linguistics-database-getting-too-expensive-some-researchers, I cited this earlier too.
Also this: https://humans-who-read-grammars.blogspot.com/2019/11/ethnologue-changes-access-again.html

so yes I did cite my sources, earlier, but i probably should have linked it to the post where I first said the first source.

eddiieeAlso, please provide an example of you speaking Esperanto. You could translate the sentence "im sorry im not good i apologize for my ego please forgive me, im just europeean" and record yourself speaking it in Esperanto. I think that would be convincing evidence for the users of this forum.

I can just repeat the same greeting again, but very slowly. (i didn't agree to use that particular sentence, it'd be too long.)

posted 2 months ago
#171 Esperanto should be the language of EU competitive in The Dumpster
springrollsAimIsADickIn Esperanto, functional illiteracy is unheard of, because of the easiness of our language.
I have not really read the rest of this thread (given its length) but I would like to comment that I would be very very surprised if this wasn't largely or entirey driven by selection bias/confounding.

Also, everyones biased to an extent, my dude (me included). humans are not soulless beings; we have emotions from our primitive days. However I've backed up most of my claims with sources starting from early in the thread.

Also, the entire grammar and letters of Esperanto can be read in just 1 (yes, 1) page: https://www.akademio-de-esperanto.org/fundamento/gramatiko_angla.html . so I'm founded on actual evidence in this regard (and not just using clickbait scumbag tactics like, hyping up chinese to be easy focusing on the grammar, only for the beginner to get crushed down by ideograms.

springrollsAlso would like to comment that if you can prove or show evidence that simplicity/consistency/regularity of syntactic structure of a particular language leads to differences in processing speed compared to a language that is more "complex" (in the sense of syntactic structure, irregularities in morphology/conjugation that type of stuff, ambiguities in semantics), to quote my undergrad advisor, "I will give you a PhD". To my knowledge that is not a settled point. Not sure if there will ever be a study on that tbh, seems extremely difficult to set up that sort of experiment in a good way (want native bilingual speakers of a "simple" and "complex" language, doubt there's that many of those out there and linguistics depts are struggling for funding as is). If only "wild child" experiments weren't looked down by IRB, would love to see if my woodland child could flex esperanto twice as fast as english.

In particular, if I had the resources, I would actually like to create an experiment in regards to competitive gaming, about the influence of language on processing time.

posted 2 months ago
#33 Returning back after a year. in TF2 General Discussion

well, this site is still worthless. still hates me, and I have no reason to go into comp. if I could leave or delete my account on this website, I'd absolutely do it.

posted 2 months ago
#169 Esperanto should be the language of EU competitive in The Dumpster

In any case: the real problem with Ethnologue is that they are: 1. Christian and 2. Colonial

Also, there is (unsurprisingly) problems with them regarding the transparency of their sources. which is a big red flag.

posted 2 months ago
#168 Esperanto should be the language of EU competitive in The Dumpster

Also to eddiiee once again, about the ethnologue source:

eddiieeAimIsADick
I know you're implying English populations, but:

US population: 330 million. + British population: 67 million.
Chinese population: 1.4 billion.
Indian population: 1.6 billion.

Please stop bullshitting out of your ass. lol. by that logic, people would want to learn mandarin more not English.

this is not how you calculate the number of speakers of a language, both ethnologue and the cia world factbook report that english is the most widely spoken language in the world by a large margin.

I think this is what you were referring to: https://www.ethnologue.com/insights/most-spoken-language/ (of course, you didn't give me a single direction to help, if this is the case. lol.)
and here's an older statistics page on their sizes: https://web.archive.org/web/20180630183842/https://www.ethnologue.com/statistics/size

Ethnologue cites English as the worlds largest native (not spoken) language; mandarin as the worlds largest language. Wait no, they're switched. Help! how do I delete this reply? Shit I can't. I hate these shitty forum websites.

posted 2 months ago
#167 Esperanto should be the language of EU competitive in The Dumpster
eddiieeAimIsADickeddiieeAimIsADickeddiieeYou are still assuming that Americans are by default native English speakersI'm not:AimIsADicklol yeah. English is also the same language that has a 18% illiteracy rate in native speakers.I did not mention "american" nor "usonian" here. I only mentioned "native speakers".
Yes you did. Both sources are about American adults [1]. You are lying to the good and honest users of this website

I did not mention any of the those words in the aforementioned quote; only the sources mentioned those terms (yes, I didn't see the term hispanics0.

and None of the fucking responders here where honest in the first place!

Why didn't you read your own sources? They could have corrected your assumption that Americans are by default native English speakers.

I didn't think such a thing. I was trying to talk about native speakers of english, not u.s. There are native speakers of english outside the united states.

And anyway, what the hell does it have to do with my point? My point was supposed to be that there was a functional illiteracy rate in english in the first place, not that it was segregated to only americans and not foreign-language learners.

eddiieeI think it's cruel and hurtful of you to call us dishonest when you have spent six threads insisting you speak Esperanto and yet refuse to provide any evidence

I FUCKING DID YOU PIECEE OF SHIT!

and you people are fucking cruel to hate on someone like me, when you didnt even try to study it yourself.

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but, thank you, for at least trying to read one of my sources for once, and not just fucking ignoring them. not that it fucking matters anymore.

posted 2 months ago
#164 Esperanto should be the language of EU competitive in The Dumpster
eddiieeAimIsADickeddiieeYou are still assuming that Americans are by default native English speakersI'm not:AimIsADicklol yeah. English is also the same language that has a 18% illiteracy rate in native speakers.I did not mention "american" nor "usonian" here. I only mentioned "native speakers".
Yes you did. Both sources are about American adults [1]. You are lying to the good and honest users of this website

I did not mention any of the those words in the aforementioned quote; only the sources mentioned those terms (yes, I didn't think about the hispanics mentioned. sorry about that.)

and None of the fucking responders here where honest in the first place!

posted 2 months ago
#162 Esperanto should be the language of EU competitive in The Dumpster
eddiieeYou are still assuming that Americans are by default native English speakers

I'm not:

AimIsADicklol yeah. English is also the same language that has a 18% illiteracy rate in native speakers.

I did not mention "american" nor "usonian" here. I only mentioned "native speakers".

posted 2 months ago
#161 Esperanto should be the language of EU competitive in The Dumpster
dempseyAimIsADicklol yeah. English is also the same language that has a 18% illiteracy rate in native speakers.[1][2]
functional illiteracy rate*,

Indeed. I think that term should be used more often, as it's much more appropriate. of course, that means that most of the world is logically illiterate in English, because they cant comprehend it; that doesn't immediately mean it's bad for them (remember colonialism?), just that it's important to take note of context.

Also, found that PBS is saying that 36%of U.S citizens are illiterate in English.

dempsey 18% isn't even especially high for this. It's about the same, if not a bit higher, in many non-English speaking European countries. Literacy is mainly a social/education issue, doesn't matter what language you speak.

Social/education is the base of such problems, but the language itself certainly can impede progress to literacy, depending on its structure. (Example can be English: with it's massive amount of exceptions.)

In Esperanto, functional illiteracy is unheard of, because of the easiness of our language.

posted 2 months ago
#158 Esperanto should be the language of EU competitive in The Dumpster
scratchhhow did we let it get this bad

what was bad about it in the first place?

tommyenglishcels seething over esperantochads

lol yeah. English is also the same language that has a 18% illiteracy rate in native speakers.[1][2]

AshesLa saluto de la hispana estas "gracias"

jes, vi pravas.

posted 2 months ago
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