best literary languages. >french. >greek. >latin. >italian. mid literary languages. >spanish

best literary languages
>french
>greek
>latin
>italian
mid literary languages
>spanish
>portuguese
>english
irrelevant literary languages
>russian
>german

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How is russian below portuguese
    This is just a list of countries you personally like isn't it

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Exactly. It's so transparent it's painful.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Learn Portuguese, their poetry is peak.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I don't doubt portugues has some fine pieces, but when you put russian in irrelevant to literature you are making it clear you are not making an objective list

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          russian is irrelevant. name a single good russian writer

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Ok you are baiting, I guess it's on me for falling this easily for it

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            i knew you couldn't do it

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What a tremendous waste of time.

        The real list runs like this:

        High Tier:
        >Latin
        >English
        >German
        >Russian
        >Homeric-Byzantine Greek
        >French

        Midling:
        >Italian
        >Chinese
        >Korean
        >Japanese
        >Dutch (large publishing output)
        >Arabic (despite a miniscule publishing output, it is collectively outperformed by even small European countries)

        Waste-My-Time-Tier:
        >Spanish
        >Portuguese
        >Tagalog
        >Indonesian languages
        >Creole
        >Ebonics

        Note that Esperanto is above Waste-My-Time-Tier but does not yet have the volume to become Midling.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >esperanto
          >falling for the commie meme language
          lmao

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Esperanto
            You're hopeless

            There's some good literature in Esperanto though. Ever read La Infana Raso?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Esperanto
          You're hopeless

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Korean in midling
          >Spanish in Waste-My-Time-Tier
          Good spanish writers: Cervantes, Borges, Marquez, Cortazar
          Good korean writers: ...?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            None of those are good but the bar is so low most Spanish speakers wouldn't know.

            Spanish lit is better than Korean and Dutch.

            It is not. In terms of import, almost nothing critical is written in it. Whatever there is in Spanish is done better by someone else.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Spanish lit is better than Korean and Dutch.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Italian, Chinese, Korean and Japanese in middling
          >fricking Russian of all things is at high
          Are you kidding?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Russian was THE language for science and math for some time. There's almost no non fiction relevance outside of the high tier languages. There are some math fields which are still only penetrable through neither English or Russian. If you can't read those languages you cannot even understand post graduate niche math fields. Spanish and Arabic are offenders I know. Almost nothing important is written in Italian but we pretend there is.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Ah, you're right about math. I keep forgetting about that.
            In the realm of literature though, I only ever really see Dostoevsky talked about and when you force people to talk about other Russian authors they suddenly panic and run away, as if they have something to fear.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Russian was THE language for science and math for some time
            lol when was that? You surely mean German

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            *Either

            Ah, you're right about math. I keep forgetting about that.
            In the realm of literature though, I only ever really see Dostoevsky talked about and when you force people to talk about other Russian authors they suddenly panic and run away, as if they have something to fear.

            There's good moderns. Dusty-evsky is a forced meme

            >Russian was THE language for science and math for some time
            lol when was that? You surely mean German

            Second half of the 20th century. German is relevant going back much longer and their philologists we're juicing in the 19th century. Obviously German is more important in non-math subject areas outright. Sciences too.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    German and Russian and Swedish are still important though with how much is written in their language and published. Along with the anount of successful and notable works they have, even if it was later then Romance languages and Greek and Latin.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    English is a better literary language than Spanish. English is fantastic for adjectives.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I always though that languages that put adjectives after the subject are inferior.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Blind chauvinist, monolingual, and/or idiot.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >monolingual
          Yes, I'm monolingual. The main reason I have this opinion is that it ruins suspense and humor. I'd be interested in hearing why you think I'm wrong. Perhaps I was wrong to just broadly state that those languages are inferior.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Every monolingual supposes, consciously or not, that strong emotion is only possible in their native language. You have no right to go around making that remark about what you can't even read. Also head-initial phrases are extremely common in English too, including postpositive adjectives. Read some Milton.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah, that does make sense. I know that learning another langauge is a worthwhile endeavor in it's own right, but I'm autistic in that I'd like to learn a language that has utility in my everday life, and since I live in the U.S. everything is english or already translated. I guess the reasonable answer to this is to learn spanish or chinese. What languages do you speak?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            There's nothing wrong with that, but don't be presumptuous about what you don't know. I'm fluent in French, Japanese, and Mandarin and read Ancient Greek, Latin, and Classical Chinese at decent speeds. I have bits of many more languages.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >I'm fluent in French, Japanese, and Mandarin and read Ancient Greek, Latin, and Classical Chinese at decent speeds.
            Damn, that's crazy. Do you live somewhere/have a job where learning mulitple languages are important or are you just doing it because it's enlightening?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Not that anon but It's called having a hobby

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I'm the child of immigrant intellectuals and have literally nothing going for me in my life other than extremely high verbal IQ, which is not an advantage when accompanied by emotional instability and more. At least I know the heights of Homer and the Chu Ci.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            What are you thoughts about language maintenance?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            My native Japanese has gone to shit. I sound like a brain damaged toddler. Then again I would never want to live in that country and resent Japanese culture badly, so it's alright.
            Other than that it has never been an issue to find things to read in languages I care about. I think the issue is that polyglot types don't really like to read.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >and resent Japanese culture badly
            why?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It is probably very beautiful for you if you aren't Japanese. Let me not infringe on that.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >~~*racism*~~

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I'm not a weeb so I don't have any positive feelings towards japan other than "wow those forests looks nice"

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >I'm the ~~*child of immigrant intellectuals*~~ and have ~~*literally nothing going for me in my life*~~ other than extremely high verbal IQ, which is not an advantage when accompanied by ~~*emotional instability*~~ and more.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            If I were one I'd probably actually have some know-how in some area.

            I'm not a weeb so I don't have any positive feelings towards japan other than "wow those forests looks nice"

            Very well. Nip culture doesn't cultivate creativity or care for fellow man very well. That's really all

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >~~*racism*~~

            You seem to be particularly devoted to the off the cuff implying of implications. I suggest taking some time off /misc/ (I mean it seriously)

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            you're becoming recognizable on this board for me, sinoanon

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >or chinese
            Oh my

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >I'd like to learn a language that has utility in my everday life
            Use said languages to explore the internet. For example, the anonymous imageboard for spanish is devox.me, and the imageboard for japanese is 2chan.net

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Thanks for the recs. I was thinking of learning russian to navigate rutracker better and watch shit in russian (because sometimes the torrents don't have an option to turn off the russian dub)

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Using too many adjectives is gay,

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Esperanto quality writing > Portu poop vocals

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For poetry, there is only
    Required:
    >French
    >Greek
    >Your own nation's tradition

    Great Universal Traditions:
    >Chinese
    >Sanskrit
    >Arabic
    >Italian
    >Old Provençal

    Everything else is capable of excellence but ultimately supplementary. Chinese would be in required if not for the difficulty.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Not wrong for Latin.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      kek

      c'mon you gotta post some pages for us

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Ok.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous
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            Anonymous
        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          https://i.imgur.com/UxyXOFx.png

          https://i.imgur.com/5YwbwE3.png

          Thanks

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >greek
    >latin
    >italian
    Dead languages thoughbeit.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For me it's English and then French
    I don't see the time investment required to fluently read Latin or Greek as worth it, I will stick to translations
    Not that excited about German
    I think Italian could be a solid language for me to learn next since for relatively little effort you have a huge reward waiting for you
    I love Russian literature but I'm not sure that I could justify the time required to learn it
    Never seen why people seem to think Spanish is so great, a part of me wonders if people are just getting themselves confused by the supposed 'real world usefulness' of the language
    I'm never visiting America in my entire life

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I'm never visiting America in my entire life
      kek

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      one of the most relatable posts i've seen in a while
      english and français are also my two languages and I intend to make a start on italian soon

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Portugese aka Spanish with a mouthful of cotton balls is not a literary language. Your greatest novelist has some of the worst prose I've ever read.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Pessoa is a top 5 poet of the 20th century.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's a Romance language where every word ends in a vowel, it should dominate poetry effortlessly like Italian and Spanish.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Except those vowels are all oo and oww

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >the language of shakespeare, milton, donne, keats, eliot
    >mid

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why could I spend 5 mins learning Russian and in those 5 mins memorize more than I did from spending 2hrs learning Italian?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Honestly I think people have genetic predisposition to some language. Same thing happens to me. I swear twenty minutes of reading Norse words and grammar tables gives me more than three hours of reading Latin. I have to read Latin words like fifteen times to remember them but there are Norse words I've seen once and I still remember. Some things just feel right.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Funnily enough I'm going through the opposite experience right now, learning German and Latin at the same time. I have to bash German into my skull but Latin just comes naturally.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That's because you're insane. No I'm kidding,this is exactly what I'm talking about.

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm a Flemish who was born and raised in France and I hate this piece of shit country but in a way I'm glad cause I'll never have to actually LEARN french
    I would have never done it, I think.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      gebaseerd

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