My (completely unsupported, unresearched) theory is that Germanic and Romance languages tend toward the “tea” root, and other major language families tend toward “chai” especially languages spoken in largely Islamic areas (Arabic, Turkish, Amharic, Urdu) but there are many examples that break that pattern.
(Native speakers, please correct me! I do not speak these languages, can’t comment on everyday usage, and can only read Roman characters and Cyrillic. Google Translate was used for a large chunk of info.)
Here is a list of some of my favorite movies placed in 10 respective language categories. I put the languages in alphabetical order, with the films listed chronologically. Hope you find this helpful (I included links to each movie’s imdb page) + feel free to send me movie recs! :)
Usually i make lists with books and audios for learning languages, but now i’ll make this game. ^ ^ There’s only 1 rule, you must be an Android user.
Let’s start :) Click here, or here, maybe here orhere? There are 4 links, they lead to 4 different things and i think you will love them all, i hope so at least. (enjoy the prizes~ if you get to the end)
To everyone complaining about Symmetra’s new lines being in Hindi and not Telugu you need to understand that India has a LOT of languages. Like, 23 official languages including English. And not only that, according to the 2001 Census about 30 languages are spoken by over a million people and 122 are spoken by at least 10,000 people.
Hindi is the most spoken language with about 40% of the population speaking it (while 7% speak Telugu). Which may not sound like much until you account the sheer size of India’s population. Hindi and English are also the official languages of the central government. If you’re lucky enough to receive a good education, like Symmetra was given by Vishkar, you would learn these two languages. My mother grew up in Punjab and mainly spoke Punjabi, but she also spoke Hindi fluently.
At the end of the day, Symmetra speaking Hindi is not only practical, it makes sense! It’s more well known, more spoken, and her voice actress Anjali Bhimani is no doubt fluent in it.
I’m just so HAPPY that not only does Satya Vaswani have new voicelines, but they’re in Hindi! An important language of India! I’m gonna be so giddy hearing it and understanding it! Maybe by someone hearing it in game they’ll become curious to learn more about the language and then the culture. And I think that’s pretty amazing. ❤️🇮🇳❤️
heh everyone it’s Tay and here’s a masterpost to become a disciplined
individual because that’s what we all lazybones dream of but here’s how
to make it come true! ( “•√•” )
——- Making a study routine ——
Check how to make a study routine during exams here.
Step 1. Write down all the subjects you have on the basis of their difficulty level.
how - If you find a subject difficult or if it has a lot of
memorization portion give it 3 points. If you are having any difficulty
in a particular topic of a subject, give that subject 3 points too until
you understand that topic. I put history here because is has lots and
lots of pages to be read and stuff to be memorized. When study? You are going to have to study these subjects every single day the sun shines.
give subjects which are easy to grasp with little bit of understanding,
2 points. Put the subject with the different topic here too after you
understand the topic because if you can’t understand a particular topic,
it means you’re not fully confident about the subject itself. I put maths, since it needs regular practice, plus biology and chemistry here. When
study? You are gonna study these subjects every alternative day or
every day for a short amount of time, say 30 minutes each day.
give subjects which need very little time to be understood or those
which you can do during the free time in class, a single point. I put
Sanskrit, Hindi and English literature here. When study? You can study these on every weekends and holidays or as said earlier, during the free time in between classes.
Step 2.Boxing in the stuff.
you are done making the list, use this cute printable by @cmpbls to box
in time for every subject. Make this REALISTIC and on the basis of your
learning speed. Leave in space for sleep, eating, shower, pee (
joking joking ;; ), chores, school/college, running/ fitness etc. Don’t
forget recreation because your mental health is important too. These can
be going out for movies, watching TV shows, creating art, checking
social media, making yummy deserts for yourself, getting a long long
shower, a picnic with friends and the list goes on.
Step 3. Done making it?
Then start using it! See if you left out any important
thing or if your time limit for each subject is a bit less or a bit
more. Write all these down somewhere and continue for a week. At the
end of the week, adjust your time for any subject you found uncomfortable with or add any chore which you forgot. Refer to step 1 for
this again. Then make a new routine again. Make sure this is perfect
because c'mon you don’t want to keep making schedules, do you?
So you’re done making a routine. But what happens after a month or so, can’t seem to maintain it? Keep reading then!
—— Maintaining a study routine ——
Step 1. Make it real. If
you ask me to do 10 hours of study each day, I won’t be able to do it
since I’m not use to it. Just like that, knowing your own learning
capacity, make your routine so that you’re actually able to put it to
use. Put in breaks, shower time, pee time (joking, I was making sure
you’re listening haha) and all other chores and stuff. Make it normal
and not some idealistic thing which you can’t follow at all. However,
if you do want to improve your learning capacity, go baby steps! For
that, increase your study time and decrease your breaks in between
proportionally. Then message me about your success! ;)
Step 2. Burnout baby? Make
sure your not just studying and studying 24/7. Putting in breaks is
super important as it helps in keeping your focus and determination
consistent. Having burnouts will not only decrease your productivity but
will also lead to unwillingness to follow your routine. Remember,
mental health is as important as your academic status! Go out in the sun
with your friends and enjoy nature in its purest form ok?
Step 3. Enjoy, let go a little bit. Please
dont just keep studying 24/7. Have some relaxing days where you take
out time for yourself and your pet (yes) and do some self care! Go for a
walk, pet a pet, read a book, take a long shower, go out with friends
and have fun!
Hello, I’m Noah. I’m French and Indian but am first generation in America. I love art, poetry and music. I’ve won a few awards for my artwork ans writing. I’m currently a sophomore in high school, but I’m planning on studying anthropology or medicine. I love learning about other cultures, languages and customs. I speak English, French and I’m learning Italian. (I do know some Hindi but I don’t write much so it’s not very good). My music tastes very quite a bit from harder more classic rock to artists such as Lana del rey, Lorde and halsey. As well as the classic emo bands of middle school. I love new music and well as old. Anyways I tens to ramble a bit but I look forward to making new friends, feel free to message me regardless of where you are. I’m interested in both snail mail and any messaging you’d prefer!
Preferences: I’m fine conversing with people 14-18. As long as you aren’t racist, homophobic ect. I’d be happy to talk to you if you’re a tad older or younger. I’m fine with contact online or snail mail.
The children in my dreams speak in Gujarati turn their trusting faces to the sun say to me care for us nurture us in my dreams I shudder and I run.
I am six in a playground of white children Darkie, sing us an Indian song! Eight in a roomful of elders all mock my broken Gujarati English girl!
Twelve, I tunnel into books forge an armor of English words. Eighteen, shaved head combat boots - shamed by masis in white saris neon judgments singe my western head. Mother tongue. Matrubhasha tongue of the mother I murder in myself.
Through the years I watch Gujarati swell the swaggering egos of men mirror them over and over at twice their natural size. Through the years I watch Gujarati dissolve bones and teeth of women, break them on anvils of duty and service, burn them to skeletal ash. Words that don’t exist in Gujarati: Self-expression. Individual. Lesbian.
English rises in my throat rapier flashed at yuppie boys who claim their people “civilized” mine. Thunderbolt hurled at cab drivers yelling Dirty black bastard! Force-field against teenage hoods hissing F****ing Paki bitch! Their tongue - or mine? Have I become the enemy?
Listen: my father speaks Urdu language of dancing peacocks rosewater fountains even its curses are beautiful. He speaks Hindi suave and melodic earthy Punjabi salty rich as saag paneer coastal Kiswahili laced with Arabic, he speaks Gujarati solid ancestral pride. Five languages five different worlds yet English shrinks him down before white men who think their flat cold spiky words make the only reality.
Words that don’t exist in English: Najjar Garba Arati.
If we cannot name it does it exist? When we lose language does culture die? What happens to a tongue of milk-heavy cows, earthen pots jingling anklets, temple bells, when its children grow up in Silicon Valley to become programmers?
Then there’s American: Kin'uh get some service? Dontcha have ice? Not: May I have please? Ben, mane madhath karso? Tafadhali nipe rafiki Donnez-moi, s'il vous plait Puedo tener….. Hello, I said can I get some service?! Like, where’s the line for Ay-mericans in this goddamn airport? Words that atomized two hundred thousand Iraqis: Didja see how we kicked some major ass in the Gulf? Lit up Bagdad like the fourth a’ July! Whupped those sand-niggers into a parking lot!
The children in my dreams speak in Gujarati bright as butter succulent cherries sounds I can paint on the air with my breath dance through like a Sufi mystic words I can weep and howl and devour words I can kiss and taste and dream this tongue I take back.