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mist and shadow
cloud and shade
all shall fade

all shall fade

anonymous asked:

Hi! I'm super happy I found this blog. I've been teaching myself the Korean writing system, and I've gotten pretty good at reading, but sometimes when I write I have trouble deciding where to separate the syllables. For ex. I saw the name "Hyuna" written as 현아 instead of something like 혀나 . Idk if this question even makes sense but is there a pattern or rule for determining where syllables start/end? Does it determine the meaning of a word?

Hello^^ 

It’s wonderful that you are learning Korean so well!!

We’re talking about something called “받침” which is the final consonant of a syllable block. It’s always on the bottom centre of the syllable block. 

• Basically, when spoken, you can tell that the pronunciation sounds more like “hyo” and then “nah” (혀나) than it does “hyun” and then “ah” (현아).

It’s the same with:

• 먹어 = “mo” and then “go” (closer to 머거). 

This is because whenever a consonant in the final position is followed by a vowel, the consonant sound moves over to the syllable with the vowel, thus giving you something that sounds like “혀나” and “머거”.

• 먹다 = “mok” and then “da”. Two consonants = no moving of the sound.


Here are some handy links to some websites and articles that might help:

Korean Wiki Project

How to Study Korean

wikibooks

This link will take you to a page with clickable Korean consonants. Clicking on each one will take you so a screen with examples of words and their pronunciation [which will be inside these brackets]. You can also access similar information to do with vowels etc in the top right corner. 


As you can see in this image, the order of pronunciation is labelled clearly. You just need to remember the rules mentioned above and in the resources we’ve linked for you :-)  


We hoped our explanation helped, and that the resources come in handy. Good luck!! 

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More sociology mindmaps (methods in context) for y’all (and for the anon that asked), hope you’re all doing good! At least if my exam goes to trash I’ll have lots of stuff to revise from haha basically I think I forgot to put in a question number for one of the questions in the exam and this has spiralled to me thinking I forgot to put all of them or maybe I put 06 instead of 05 and now I won’t get marked for a 20 mark question, check back with me in August since that’s when I’ll FIND OUT.

Concept art of Sinbad and his Eight Generals (top: Hinahoho, Ja'far, Drakon, Masrur. centre: Sinbad. bottom: Spartos, Yamlikha, Sharrkan, Pisti) from Shinobu Ohtaka’s Setting and Draft Notes Vol. 4 (c/w Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic BD Vol. 6 Limited Edition)

(「マギ Vol. 6」【完全生産限定版特典】大高忍設定原案メモ Vol. 4)

※ Not my scans.

♚ Magi concept art master list

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July 21st 356 BCE: Temple of Artemis destroyed

On this day in 356 BCE, the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, Turkey - one of the seven wonders of the ancient world - was destroyed in an act of arson. The great temple was commissioned around 550 BCE by Croesus, king of Lydia, and designed by Cretan architect Cherisiphron, to worship the Greek goddess Artemis, daughter of Zeus and Leto, who was believed to have been born at Ephesus. The statue of Artemis that resided the temple, however, borrowed from depictions of Eastern goddess Cybele, demonstrating the religious syncretism common at Ephesus. The temple was famous for its marble construction, exquisite art, and sheer scale, measuring around 110 by 55 metres and including 127 sixty-foot columns. These physical features were described by Pliny, and, coupled with its importance as a pilgrimage site, led contemporary writers to declare the Temple of Artemis a wonder of the ancient world. The temple was set on fire by a madman named Herostratus, who sought personal fame; it certainly worked, though at the time Ephesians forbade anyone from mentioning his name. The date for this act of arson is largely based on the tradition that it coincided with the birth of Alexander the Great, with the story going that Artemis was too preoccupied delivering Alexander to save the temple. A reconstruction of the temple was destroyed by invading Goths in 262 CE, and another reconstruction was destroyed in 401, but as most Ephesians had by then converted to Christianity the pagan temple was not rebuilt. Now all that remains of the Temple of Artemis are fragments and individual items, many of which reside in the British Museum. 

“I have set eyes on the wall of lofty Babylon on which is a road for chariots, and the statue of Zeus by the Alpheus, and the hanging gardens, and the colossus of the Sun, and the huge labour of the high pyramids, and the vast tomb of Mausolus; but when I saw the house of Artemis that mounted to the clouds, those other marvels lost their brilliancy
- Antipater of Sidon on the ancient wonders

Delicious friends! We asked if you would be interested in an Android app of Fallen London and we received an overwhelming ‘yes’! 

Today we’re thrilled to announce that Fallen London is officially available on Android!

You can download Fallen London on the Google Play store right now.

We hope you’ll find this new way to visit the Neath to be a charming companion to the browser game.

Important Note: When playing across more than one platform, please manually sync your game in the app before switching to any other device/the browser! Otherwise you may lose progress. 

Manually sync by tapping the candle icon in the bottom centre of the screen, then tapping the ‘Sync your progress’ button.

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Some phone photos from Sakura Con 2016!!!
Top Fenris and Hawke are @kitsuberry and @buttface-asha
Anders is @mapleoverlord
Scout Harding is @reallyquantum
Merrill is @cutiequisitor
Morrigan is @skeletaltwin
Some other Fenrises (Fenri?) are @cookiesforcosplay and @kremdelakreme
One of the Yams in the bottom (in the centre) is @brokenstardust

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I painted with acrylic for the very first time in my life and decided that Bag End would be the subject of my painting. I got this done with a LOT of help from a super talented friend (check out her etsy!) All the nice bits were done by her, and all the ugly bits were done by me, lol. But I’m still proud of my painting though it is hardly a work of art. The photo in the bottom centre is the original photo my painting is based on, and it’s one I took in April when I visited Hobbiton :)