General Lafayette! You’re finally back!” Hamilton said, shaking his hand. The others did the same, smiling and laughing with him. His eyes never stopped glancing over at you, pink on his cheeks. Once he made it over to you, he held out his hand.
“Private Washington…” He said softly. You placed your hand in his, shaking it lightly. You could tell he fought the urge to kiss your hand, and instead, put his hand on your shoulder.
His smile was still the same, and it made your heart skip when his brown eyes met yours. You noticed that his curly, dark hair was slightly longer, and he wore his commander outfit instead of the other. You two reluctantly let go of one another, and he said his good luck remarks, walking to the head of his battalion.
Yoknapatawpha County, Faulkner setting (yolk-nuh-pah-taw-fa)
Robert Zajonc (zai-unts)
Slavoj Žižek (slah-voi zhee-zhek)
Andrzej Żuławski (ahn-drey zhu-wavv-ski)
1 Portuguese has a much more complicated phonetics than English & so these are especially approximate.
2 Because Giacometti was from the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland a kind of second order snobbishness has descended on the pronunciation of his name. Most people who would judge you pronounce it as you would in Italian (jah-coh-mett-ee) but an inner-inner circle insist on correcting even these people with the Swiss-Italian pronunciation listed here.
3 The pronunciation of the -ch as soft instead of hard, unlike every other instance in German, was contrived after the philosopher’s death to avoid a near-homophony with that language’s word for ‘fuck.’
4 The last syllable doesn’t have an English equivalent but rhymes with the French pronunciation of Jean’s.
5 The first letter (qaf/qof/ق) has no equivalent in English or any other Western language and is more glottal than either of the sounds starting these approximations.
As an extension of my previous message I feel like it would've been 10000 times better if they'd just made a Kurt and Mercedes spinoff cause they were the only characters that weren't awful at least 30% of the time and we would've gotten the fun relationship dynamics without all the focus on other characters but they'd still be involved somewhat
BRAHHH I’V EBEEN SAYIN THIS SINCE S4 ENDED AHH!! ;__; they have such fun personalities, like i loved their interaction in the wedding ep in s4! blaine’s shyness/embarrassment, mercedes’ annoyance, kurt’S NOT CARING LOL