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  • protalking1
    13.06.2021 - 3 minutes ago
    #EscueladeInglés EnglishSchool ClasesdeInglés English Inglés Idioms Protalking protalking #education#linguistics#english
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  • saltwaterinks-blog
    13.06.2021 - 30 minutes ago

    Texas German

    This is the funniest thing I have found today~

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  • fixaidea
    13.06.2021 - 33 minutes ago

    Me: The Irish lesson is so weirdly structured, why do I have to learn about... focken hurling and stuff before numbers?

    Duolingo Owl: You will get to the numbers when you’re emotionally prepared.

    Me: It’s just numbers and counting, how hard can it be???

    Duolingo Owl: Dude. Trust me.

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  • specgram
    13.06.2021 - 1 hour ago

    Today is the birthday of Budenz József! Boldog születésnapot! Celebrate by taking careful note of the similarity between Finnish and Hungarian. See also: https://ift.tt/3pMPxtr

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  • snaplanguage
    13.06.2021 - 2 hours ago


    “Greek word roots miso- and -phile”

    The Greek word roots miso- and -phile are very productive in English. They create words that express opposite concepts of hatred, mistrust or love, appreciation.

    Words such as “misogyny” and “misanthrope” are fairly common, but other words are less common and downright interesting such as “misogamy” and “sinophile.” How about “Philadelphia?” Does it use -phile in its name?

    Watch the full video (with captions) on YouTube to learn about these and other miso- and -phile words.

    Check out the Snap Language channel for more videos on language, linguistics, grammar, vocabulary, reading, and so on.

    Cheers! \:D/

    #Snap Language #Snap Language Learner #Snap Language videos #vocabulary#Vocabulary building#advanced vocabulary#linguistics #language is awesome #languagelearning
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  • aimee-maroux
    13.06.2021 - 3 hours ago
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  • specgram
    13.06.2021 - 3 hours ago

    Global English: All rooms not denounced by twelve o’clock will be paid for twicely. —hotel sign in Budapest

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  • gwendolynlerman
    13.06.2021 - 6 hours ago

    Languages of the world

    Santali (ᱥᱟᱱᱛᱟᱲᱤ)

    Basic facts

    Number of native speakers: 7.6 million

    Official language: Jharkand, West Bengal (India)

    Language of diaspora: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal

    Script: Ol Chiki, 30 letters

    Grammatical cases: 8

    Linguistic typology: agglutinative, SOV

    Language family: Austroasiatic, Munda, North, Kherwarian, Santhalic

    Number of dialects: 6


    <19th century - oral language

    1925 - creation of the Ol Chiki script

    Writing system and pronunciation

    These are the letters that make up the script: ᱚ ᱛ ᱜ ᱝ ᱞ ᱟ ᱠ ᱡ ᱢ ᱣ ᱤ ᱥ ᱦ ᱧ ᱨ ᱩ ᱪ ᱫ ᱬ ᱭ ᱮ ᱯ ᱰ ᱱ ᱲ ᱳ ᱴ ᱵ ᱶ ᱷ.

    Santali is also written using the Bengali, Devanagari, and Odia scripts.


    Nouns have three numbers (singular, dual, and plural) and eight cases (nominative, genitive, comitative, instrumental-locative, sociative, allative, ablative, and locative).

    Personal pronouns distinguish inclusive and exclusive first-person forms. Complements precede nouns.

    Verbs are conjugated for tense, mood, aspect, voice, person, and number. They sometimes also agree with the object.


    There are six dialects: Kamari, Karmali, Lohari, Mahali, Manjhi, and Paharia.

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  • etymology-findings
    13.06.2021 - 6 hours ago

    Daily Etymology #67


    Safari came through Kiswahili from the Arabic safara, meaning to travel.

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  • alexanderiiiofmacedon
    13.06.2021 - 8 hours ago

    i’m telling myself... stick with french, it’s also a romance language... just learn it for now so you can move on. but the languages i ACTUALLY want to learn are giving me that look 😔

    #i’m sorry no offence to any francophones but i don’t like the french language #i merely tolerate its existence as i have to learn it for work #and learning a language is always fun in its own little way #i enjoy linguistics a lot but.... #i don’t know i think it’s a lot more enjoyable when you’re in love with the language and the people & the culture #and i’m not in love with any of that when it comes to french
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  • bookishbrigitta
    13.06.2021 - 12 hours ago

    I see a lot of posts discussing language differences/variation, and that’s great!  But be careful not to fall for some of the posts that are mostly bashing a language or idea and saying it is “wrong.” Quirks, differences, variation, and general “weirdness” are an inherent part of language (including dialects). Language is constantly changing and evolving and varies place-to-place and situation-to-situation. No language or use of language is (linguistically speaking) “more right” than any other. 

    #language is fun #language is weird #linguistics #i've studied it formally #(though not for an extended period of time)
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  • inthenoosphere
    13.06.2021 - 13 hours ago

    Etymology of ‘curious’ and ‘cure’ (via etymonline.com)

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  • tributary
    13.06.2021 - 13 hours ago

    quibbling about grammatical errors in hebrew, arabic, and aramaic: semitic semantics

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  • sonnyscribbles
    13.06.2021 - 15 hours ago

    I genuinely don’t get some of the tommy neg stuff, like, people are upset that he called the issues going on as ‘political’ but like....they are political issues. I say this as a poc women like, anything from police brutality to microaggressions to insensitive jokes can be considered political. I get the intention behind saying these issues should be considered human decency at this point but guess what! they can be both! From my experience as an organizer/working in activism people tend to equate political with bad or some other meaning but it just means something relates to politics& policy. The issues that are being brought up today are political - it sucks that minority communities still have to advocate for these rights and decencies but these are currently political and sociocultural issues. Its frustrating that your identity - your very existence can be boiled down to a ‘political issue’ and hopefully one day they won’t be (because these rights and decencies will be commonplace). Until that happens, human rights will be considered political and “human decency” will be considered political, at this point nearly everything under the sun is considered political in some facet. 

    Its also important to note we can have cc’s who are well educated and speak on a lot of these issues! We can platform lgbt+, poc, and otherwise marginalized cc’s who focus on advocacy (and are generally better suited to speak on these topics). Instead of putting cishet white teens on a pedestal and then getting upset with them, we can lift other voices.

    I’m not trying to police peoples feelings, especially those who aren’t comfortable around schlatt content (I personally avoid it :/) Just some thoughts on some of the words being highlighted.

    #this is mainly commentary on linguistics #and what words we should/can use in these discussions #and responding to the world as it currently is vs how we want it to be #mcyt discourse#tommy neg #i guess?? #mainly just tagging cuz i know ppl like to avoid discourse #but yeah i dont think we should over police teens on words that can be used in these discussions #we can consume media critically while not ruining someones mental health
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  • arlenianchronicles
    12.06.2021 - 18 hours ago
    #maedhros#maedros#asks#anon asks #i was planning to add in the ipa spelling #yknow for pronounciation purposes #but i don't trust my ipa skills loll #i had to learn it in uni back when i wanted to be a linguistics major #tolkien#silmarillion #of course i still use in the tags so that people can find my stuff loll #hardly anyone uses as far as i know
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  • linguistwho
    12.06.2021 - 18 hours ago

    Word of the Day - Day 999: Plus

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  • linguistwho
    12.06.2021 - 18 hours ago

    Bonus Gallifreyan of the Month - June 2021: LGBTQ+

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