This is the funniest thing I have found today~
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.
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
NEW WORD OF THE WEEK VIDEO:
“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.
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Global English: All rooms not denounced by twelve o’clock will be paid for twicely. —hotel sign in Budapest
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.
Safari came through Kiswahili from the Arabic safara, meaning to travel.
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 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.
Etymology of ‘curious’ and ‘cure’ (via etymonline.com)
quibbling about grammatical errors in hebrew, arabic, and aramaic: semitic semantics
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.