Why do these dumbshits have so many languages in such a tiny area?
You can literally walk across Europe, why didn't one nation just conquer the land and force everyone to talk the same. It would have made everything so much easier
Because until recently, all those nations and peoples had distinct cultures they fought and died for. Now, they don't care so long as they get a welfare check, free healthcare, and their pensions paid for at the end of the day.
Socialism has killed Europe.
Why do these faggots speak English, not Australian?
>implying the whole Southern hemisphere wouldn't get fucked
daily reminder that "white" australians living in australia are bound to become abos in a few thousand years
The Netherlands has six languages. huehuehue
Dutch, Frisian, Limburgish, Dutch low saxon, papiamento and English. But only Dutch and Frisian are official national languages. The rest merely regional.
I dunno man they don't have any mosques they really avoid trouble their economy is on the rise and bratislava is a real jewel in eastern europe, sounds like relevance might be overrated.
>picking the shittiest of scandinavian languages
>implying estonian isnt like finnish
>giving ukraine and belarus polish when 90% speak russian
>making all the balkans speak greek instead of slav languages
>belgium speaking german instead of french
>switzerland is speaked german instead of french
>poland (part of original german reich unlike hungary, slovakia, croatia etc) not speaking german
Icelandic is objectively the best scandinavian language
Estonian is fucking beautiful
Idgaf, Polan been thru lotta shit, they deserve some cultural dominance.
French is gay
>TFW I can speak Dutch, English, German, French, Chinese, Danish and a little Swedish, Italian, Spanish and Greek.
Whats with mainlanders and this stupid meme? Mainlanders are a lot closer to america than we are, we havent been this far away from them since before the world wars. You lot even emulate their shitty culture pretending to be niggers and gangsters, its really sad.
Belgium and Switzerland are not French, bloody hell. They speak Dutch and German, respectively.
>implying you know them all at a fluent level
He is Australian, they aren't known for being smart you know.
>You lot even emulate their shitty culture pretending to be niggers and gangsters, its really sad.
Molisan Croatian gets me every time.
Here's our very own dialect map, too.
Imagine how amazing the world would be if there was a solid water connection between the finnish bay and the white sea. Suddenly a much reduced russian meddling... and a more beautiful nordics
>why didn't one nation just conquer the land and force everyone to talk the same.
They did. Then the language diverged and we ended up with Romanian, Italian, French, Spanish, Portugese, and English.
>says the Australian whose continent looked like this
>why didn't one nation just conquer the land and force everyone to talk the same
None one cared about that shit back then, assimilation was something widely done only on the 19th century. Not to mention it was impossible for a single force to coquer the entirety of Europe for a sustained period of time, it was all fragmented back then, not to mention topography
>implying German doesn't get most of its vocabulary from Slovene
>t. is something like regards in mongolian
I knew that
>Alberto Barbosa is supposedly a common Portuguese meme (actually it's not)
I guess it's somewhat common, but why did people suddenly start referring to the tugas as alberto barbosa?
My mother tongue is English, so I don't really see it that way. Swedish just seems like a mix of weird-as-fuck English and words that a completely new to me.
Bestämmer for deciding is just something I have to memorise for instance. But Förbjudet for forbidden I knew the first time I saw it.
Your grand dad should have stayed at home, if hewas so much in favor of the idea of a united Europe with one language and one culture.
But the Americans and the Commonwealth hated the idea.
This is your first time seeing a map of Europe? Is geography replaced with Sharia lessons in United Kekistan schools?
Basically the German "bestimmen" with the prefix be- specifically coming from German because it is absent in Old Norse.
Probably real Swedish but in many cases för- is used analogously to German ver-.
I mean, Swedish uses för- more liberally than Old Norse did (fyrir-), or English does with for- and fore-. This can only suggest that Swedish has been influenced by German usage of ver-.
The proto-germanic language used those prefixes like "be-", "vor-", "zu", "ab", "auf".. etc to give verbs a meaning that reflex the situation of the action.
Those are not specific German. You find them in all germanic languages.
That gramatical form is dead but the words used this way often remained.
It's like the gerund in German.
ich sitze, ich bin sitzend.
I sit, I am sitting.
It's also a dead form but some words often used this way are now adjectives.
Some say Latin would be a good choice.
In my opnion a new design would be the best choice. It should have the following features:
- 3 Cases ( no one neads a genitiv more)
- no gendered nouns, adjectives or articles. &c. no gendered words!
- differenciate between singular, plural, distinct, not distinct only via article.
- no word endings that indicate anything
- only sounds that are native for every language of the EU
- should have a letter for every sound.
- no homonyms but lot's of built in synonyms
- allow word compositions
- the cases system should be save enough to allow any word order and still get the same meaning. No stupid SVO or V2 word order.
-Words to mark opened parentheses and closed parantheses inside of sentences. So you can translate languages that tend to have long sentences and be precise at the sametime.
- future form based on time particle
- past form on time particle
- "before the past" form on time particle
- after the future form on time particle
Any further ideas?
>mfw every continental kek is jealous that their women love English men
A lot of brits say they are not european and get angry if I tell them otherwise.
Also Britts could have just left Germany alone in WW1, but nooo.
If somebody kept fucking then you, to keep everyone smaller and out of a position in which they could threaten you.
What was his name again?
Also nice cherrypicked images, 3 of them aren't even British.
It was the most common language in the Rhein-Ruhr-Area and the most common German variation only 100 years ago. Now low german is only spoken by very small groups and is near extinction.
Are there even a million people able to speak a low german dialect today?
They all look British to me, guy.
Hebrew has history and a strong cultural background while Esperanto is a meme language. No litterature, no cultural texts, no support other than textbooks and pavlov-tier learning material.
in this context I want to refer to the mutual intelligibility between Serbian and Croatian.
Croats use the civilized alphabet, Serbs use the barbarian moon runes and can understand one another.
You are not efficient!
Jokes aside, the problem is that the Technocrats in Brussels ignore the value of shared ideas and ideals.
It is not allways about efficency, not that they are efficient, but about a feeling of solidarity that would help this union survive.
No, don't try to put the blame onto something else here. It's straight up Socialism. The ideology turns everything into shit as the middle class's wages are destroyed by taxes. These people either then leave for the US, or just give up. It's a thing both genders vote for.
I have heard that icelandic is gr8(learned a few things, more simple than other nordic languages), but doubt it to be beautier than swedish, i am hearing Vintersorg and it sounds very nice.
Also, this(your pic) desu
there wouldn't be a greater degree of solidarity if we all spoke Esperanto instead of English since most EU teenage citizens speak English semi-proficiently already. why complicate and adopt a translucent and wet language?
actually I think Serbo-Croatian being considered one language whilst still being written in two different alphabets is some next level shit.
It's straight up Capitalism. The ideology turns everything into shit as the middle class' healthcare is destroyed by the lack of the social state. These people either then leave for Europe, or just give up (and die on the sidewalk because they can't afford an ambulance).
Salasar, wake up, your country has turned into a solid leftism.
I voted for the center-right coalition twice in a row and I sympathize with socialist ideologies. but there's really no stark distinction ideologically across the entire relevant political spectrum in this country - which sucks - so I voted for the candidate instead of the party. our prime-minister is intelligent and responsible, which is all we need right now.
Are you a real russian or diaspora?
Anyway, refined would mean old Greek.
Why do wierd shit if you have a perfectly capable language right there?
Would be also ok, but the romans had a bigger impact on europe.
They just also learned from the greeks.
people don't have a right to healthcare dipshit
all EU countries have pushed welfare costs onto the taxpayer yet there's net emigration from the EU to the US because professionals and skilled people do not want to bear the extra tax burden
I think those lack grace.
Real Russian. I simply don't like Esperanto from an aesthetical perspective, don't like it's simplistic grammar and unnatural vocabulary. It also sounds quite Latin to me for what it's worth.
I guess the real problem with Greek is that the traditional Greek-speaking areas (converted) have been lost to Islam, and are now Turkish and Arabic instead, having fallen out of the Western civilization as well.
In a perfect world, I'd have Europe actually learn Latin and keep at it no matter the faith, but English is fine too.
>people don't have a right to healthcare
that's where you're wrong. they do. you can't imagine how bizarre a statement like that sounds to a European of any country. that's like saying people don't have the right to have tap water because that's communist. pants on head retarded. it's a basic indispensable service to every contemporary society.
most Europeans aren't bothered with the taxes they pay because in return, they know the state has the responsability to live up to what they're supposed to do and have your back.
it seems America paid a heavy price for winning the Cold War. welfare means communism, so "the people don't have the right to healthcare", that's a perk reserved for the wealthy. meanwhile, little Timmy's family has to get several mortgages or even sell their house to cover the expenses for his Leuchemia.
great mindset m8. I love the US but this isn't what one would expect from the country who likes to gloat about being #1.
>that's where you're wrong. they do
and this is why your country is completely irrelevant in politics and why mine leads the world
No, people do not have a right to my tax money. They do not have the right to leech off my money for life because the government decided that they should subsidize lethargy. For humanity's entire existence, up until the Cold War, there was no free healthcare. If you got sick and couldn't afford medicine you died. The only exceptions were the flu pandemics here that got so out of control that the government had to declare an emergency (but this was fixed less with vaccination/healthcare, and more with improvements to water and sewage infrastructure).
>meanwhile, little Timmy's family has to get several mortgages or even sell their house to cover the expenses for his Leuchemia.
Shit happens, my dad chose sucide over bankrupting his family for useless chemo. They can cry to someone who cares, it's not the government's job to wipe their asshole. This is how natural selection works. The alternative is where every fat fuck in the US can have regular taxpayers pay for their lifestyle.
>Shit happens, my dad chose sucide over bankrupting his family for useless chemo. They can cry to someone who cares, it's not the government's job to wipe their asshole. This is how natural selection works. The alternative is where every fat fuck in the US can have regular taxpayers pay for their lifestyle.
saddest, cringiest shit I've read all week.
but sorry for your dad.
That self-absorbed delusion is why your continent is being overrun by Islam and the third world.
I'm not sure if this is what Thoreau (a figure I hold in the highest regard and is one of my personal inspirations) meant when he advocated the benefits of minimal government interference, but for some reason this post makes me understand American mentality a lot better.