how-do-you-language

I was tagged by sunshine-gon​!

Rule #1: Always post the rules
Rule #2: Answer the questions from the person who asked, then write 11 new ones.
Rule #3: Tag 11 people and link them to the post.
Rule #4: Tell the person that tagged you that you’ve answered their questions.

1. If you could live anywhere, where would it be? I don’t know, but definitely in a city! It would be amazing to travel the world either by myself or with a good friend and just stay in hotels & stuff but that’s pretty far-fetched.

2. What is your signature piece of clothing? I wear red or blue converse high tops a lot, so maybe those. Or my Building 429 dogtag necklace I got at a concert!

3. Favorite board game? Hm I don’t play board games a whole lot unless chess counts… maybe scrabble? Is scrabble a board game?

4. How many languages do you speak? 1.5? I’m learning Spanish but my mom’s a Spanish teacher so I should be more advanced than I am. Such is life.

5. What character do you relate with the most? Leo Fitz

6. If you had to dye your hair a different color what would it be? Permanently? Red. Temporarily? either blue or pastel pink

7. Are you a clean or messy person? messy (unfortunately)

8. Favorite artist? Van Gogh

9. What show have you re-watched the most? I actually don’t rewatch shows that often… probably I Love Lucy

10. If you had a warning label, what would it be? Warning: Liable to accidentally make any situation awkward.

11. What is your favorite joke? I’ve thought about this for so long and I can’t think of a single joke, but if you tell me a joke I’ll probably be like “that’s my favorite joke!!” so ~WHO KNOWS~

New Questions:

1. Do you have a favorite musical?

2. Favorite poet?

3. What’s your favorite insect?

4. What was the last song you listened to?

5. Do you play any instruments? If not, is there one you’d like to learn?

6. What’s your Hogwarts house?

7. What kinds of things are hanging on your bedroom walls?

8. What is your favorite plant?

9. What is your favorite period of history to learn about?

10. Do you hope to have or adopt kids someday?

11. When was the last time you wore a costume or cosplay and what costume was it?

tagging: blgard everybodylikesart4president midnightdrearys jadenovak pursuing-dreams-in-color unagiross aforeffortenjolras lilac-ampersand lunartimelord heartache-hit-the-trail hooloovoo-moon

MUN-DAY ASKS
  • 01:What should we call you?
  • 02:What other communities do you RP in?
  • 03:Do you have more than one muse?
  • 04:Which days/times do you get the most writing done?
  • 05:Do your IRL friends/family know about your RPing?
  • 06:How old are you?
  • 07:What languages do you speak?
  • 08:How long per week do you estimate you spend on RPing?
  • 09:Which writer(s) inspire you?
  • 10:What is your spirit animal?
Seventeen Asks
  • S.Coups:What are you most passionate about?
  • Jeonghan:Is there a certain way you want to style your hair?
  • Joshua:Do you play any instruments?
  • Jun:Have you ever been out of your country? If so, where?
  • Hoshi:What's your favorite time of day?
  • Wonwoo:Do you believe in love at first sight?
  • Woozi:What song can you not stop listening to recently?
  • DK:What's your favorite joke?
  • Mingyu:Are you right or left-handed?
  • The8:Have you ever taken a martial arts class?
  • Seungkwan:Do you have any nicknames? What are they?
  • Vernon:How many languages can you speak?
  • Dino:Who's your inspiration?

anonymous asked:

in omegaverse, sherlock would be a beta... right? Its hard to see him as an alpha cause he could give a rats ass about all that stuff

I like fics where he hides as an alpha or beta but he really is an omega, because I like the idea that he resents his biology, yet he is different than those like him - Because he is entirely Sherlock, entirely different, and even thought he is an omega you cannot tell, something that is special about him. I also like to think that he has worked hard to keep the truth from everyone around him, and it’s yet another thing he keeps hidden from people. And finally, that John is either the only one or the first one to know besides Mycroft, and it is John that helps him to accept who he is, but simultaneously recognizing that he himself as a person isn’t defined by the fact that he’s an omega.

I dunno how to explain this ok i just like omegasherlock.

andilikeitwhenheneedstofrickfrackandbecomesallneedyforjohn

I want and cannot find myself

I walk about the perennial yard
and wonder how we got here, how we come back
one year after another and crawl about the hastas,
our lilac-hydrangea bushes running wild with bumblebees and wolf sound
there are moments that take us to other places
you take me to so many places
it is hard to remember where we started out
or ever wanted to end up.
And It feels lonely,
It wants to die one day, to leave a place for someone new,
for something else to grow again
(Some things repeat themselves in the back of my mind
like a ritual. This is one of them: “There is no life
without death. It is time to be alive again.”) and
It keeps on wanting. It cannot find itself.

Lilac-hydrangea bushes in the summer,
Irises in the spring, mandevilla grows on my lips
like a vine and attracts the hummingbirds.
It still sounds so romantic: the strangers in part shadow,
art hanging down the walls like lobelia from the portico,
how I still pronounce the double L’s like Y’s
slowly, mouth rumbling smooth,
sky bound (limite del cielo, limite del cielo)

I search and cannot find myself.
There is no truth in anything but the soul
and I am beginning to think I may not have one.

I feel around in the anatomy, a schema
of limbs and words and tendon locked joints,
who made me? such a decorative thing

— 

PLANT ME AND FORGET // l.b.

anonymous asked:

Hello :) I really want to learn french and I'm wondering if you have any good websites or apps where i can learn some and do you have any tips on how to learn a new language? Love your blog btw bby

Here some resources for learning French: 
ielanguages / the french experimentduolingo / bbc / learn a language / learn french guide / français interactifmemrise / more links 

Here some tips:

  • practice a little every day
  • find your own learning method (notes, flashcards, podcasts, lots of exercises, whatever works the best for you!)
  • don’t focus only on grammar but also on reading, listening, speaking
  • immerse yourself as much as possible in the culture (listen to music, read newspapers or books, speak with natives or others that are learning the language) 
  • have fun! or else you won’t survive the journey that will be full of ups and downs
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How do you punctuate around emoticons and emoji?

I’m on Mental Floss talking about an important issue: how to integrate emoticons and emoji into our system of punctuation: 

Not punctuating at all doesn’t have as many obviously weird examples, but it also feels like it’s lacking in meaning—sure, I could say most of these, but if I really wanted to include four exclamation marks, I think I’d feel bereft at having to ditch them all. (Read the rest.)

AoLI Audio Book

UPDATE: An initial winner has been selected and contacted. Should they not respond in a week, I’ll select a new winner.

I’ve got some more news regarding The Art of Language Invention coming September 29th from Penguin Books. Penguin has hired someone to do the audio version of the book—me! Not that there were likely a ton of options (there’s more than 30 different languages used in the book, many of which I created), but it should make for a fun read and listen. It means I’ll be reading sections like this, with sound effects:

For example, an English word like lava is pretty understandable: you’ve got an l sound, a nice open a vowel, a v sound, and then a kind of reduced a sound. Even though languages will use different sounds, it wouldn’t be surprising to find that type of word in any given language. It would be odd to find a word like la§a in a language. How do you pronounce la§a? Pretty much like lava, except instead of putting a v sound in between the a vowels, you clap your hands together once. So l-a-CLAP!-a.

Or switching between languages like this:

At some point in time, we stopped pronouncing a [k] sound in front of an [n] sound at the beginning of a word (hence knot, knee, knock, etc.). It might seem odd to a modern-day English speaker to ever have that combination of sounds begin a word, but it happens. Initial [kn] clusters are preserved in German (cf. Knoblauch [ˈkno.blawx] “garlic”) and in Russian (cf. книга [ˈkni.gə] “book”).

Or saying things in Irathient like this:

1. Gyaba Deivid Bəwi. [ɟa.ba de.vid bə.wi]
2. Gyaba Deivid Bəwi? [ɟa.ba de.vid bə.wi]
3. Deivid Bəwi hazə? [de.vid bə.wi ha.zə]

I.e. “David Bowie is a genius”, “Is David Bowie a genius?” and “What is David Bowie?” (answer: he’s a genius).

In conjunction with this post, I’d also like to announce that I’ll be giving away a galley copy of The Art of Language Invention!

In fact, that one right there. I or my cat might even decorate it in some way, like so:

Roman has dusty little paws! Anyway, this is an uncorrected proof copy, so it’s pretty rare (and contains some embarrassing typos that slipped past me! Like where I wrote “even though her actual name is Daenerys, not Khaleesi, ARRRRGGHHHHH!” when I meant to write “.”). If you’d like to own your very own “not ready for public consumption but like 90% totally legit done and ready” copy of The Art of Language Invention, you must do one of the following by 10:00 a.m. on July 13th, 2015:

  • Reblog this post (favorites are appreciated, but they do not count for this).
  • Retweet the tweet associated with this post (favorites are appreciated, but they do not count for this).
  • Share this post on Facebook (likes are appreciated but they do not count for this; see notes below for more details).
  • Share/reshare this post on Google+ (+1′s are appreciated but do not count for this; see notes below for more details).
  • Compose your own post on Tumblr or your own tweet on Twitter that links to this post (but you MUST tag me on Tumblr or mention me on Twitter—@Dedalvs—otherwise I won’t know about it!).

Of those entries that do one of the above, I will select exactly one winner and will contact them via the social media platform they used to enter (that means if you create a Tumblr or Twitter account just to enter, please pay attention to it on or near July 13th.

A couple of notes: If you make a post on Facebook, I have to be able to find out about it in some way. Facebook has a lot of privacy settings built in, so if you can’t show me your post, I can’t count it. If you make a post on Google+, tag me in it. You can find me here.

If you just need to contact me by e-mail, check out my site artoflanguageinvention.com. Otherwise, thanks for reading, and best of luck if you’re trying to win a copy!

anonymous asked:

Haaaaaai, can I have a blurb where any boy you want is like amazed when you speak in your native language? Mine is Greek but you can do with any language you want!! Love your writing :-)

Calum stared at you in awe as you said goodbye to your mother and hung up the phone. You laughed slightly. “What?”

“That sounded so cool,” he breathed. 

You blushed a bit. “It’s no big deal.”

“Would you say something else? Anything?”

You chewed on the inside of your lip, feeling a little silly, but complied with his request. His eyes lit up as he listened to your short phrase, the sounds and syllables that you’d grown up with like music to his ears. “Amazing.” he shook his head, eyes wide. “What did you say?”

You wrapped your arms around his waist and smiled up at him. “I love you.”

He laughed and wrapped his arms lazily around you. “I love you too, but it sounds better when you say it.”

anonymous asked:

I know Europe encourages to learn many languages so how many languages do you actually know? are there any difficulties in English for you?

I know Danish, English, German, Norwegian and Swedish. There’s not really anything I find difficult about English, maybe the grammar sometimes, but it’s nothing compared to German haha 😄 -Jon

what festivals of atonement

“What did we do when we unchained this earth from it’s sun?…Are we not straying as through an infinite nothing? Do we not feel the breath of empty space?…

Gods too decompose. God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we, the murderers of all murderers, comfort ourselves? What was holiest and most powerful of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives. Who will wipe this blood off us? What water is there for us to clean ourselves? What festivals of atonement, what sacred games shall we have to invent? Is not the greatness of this deed too great for us? Must not we ourselves become gods simply to seem worthy of it?