So I'm not american, and I've been living in the USA for 3 years now. I have a pretty strong accent and I can't pronounce some sounds right no matter how hard I fucking try. I joke about if, my friends joke about it (i say "three trees" as "tree trees" etc) and it's fine. But yesterday I met an internet friend and holy fucking shit. Every sentence I said was interrupted by him YELLING the words I said wrong back at me and then throwing his head back and cackling. I felt like fucking shit.
Lord that’s awful. I hope he’s no longer an internet “friend”.
Especially annoying because English is one of the least prescriptivist languages out there. Like there are dialects of English that I have trouble understanding, but they’re entirely valid dialects. A lot of Brits think American accents sound very nasal-y (they’re right, we nasalize a ton of sounds). I know Southerners who are embarassed about their accents. Linguistic and accent diversity is a good thing.
According to linguist guides for older languages, “þ” is like “thorn” or “think”, using the unvoiced “th” sound, while “ð” is like “these” or “other”, using the voiced “th” sound. Is this true for icelandic?
“Helpless, weak and at your mercy. Told you, I’d do anything to be locked up in a room with you, where you’ll let me play with your gun. Told you, I’ll raise hell for you.”
AU: Spoiled rich kid with daddy issues who develops an obsession over a cop - a regular at a deli around the corner that he too begins to frequent.
Dear @saucefactory I was planning on a Cop AU for Gradence for a while now, but have been busy mastering the art of procrastination. Then I saw this post and your comment neath it and thought “IT IS TIME!”
“Promise me, Steve. Promise me you’ll give her a life we couldn’t have.”
GIFTED AUwhere Mary is Steve’s and Bucky’s daughter. And when S.H.I.E.L.D learns about the gifted child of the supersoldiers, they try all things possible to take her away from Steve, who’d given up on all to give Mary a normal life that he had promised Bucky he’d give her before Bucky had gone under.