I realised it’s time to pick up my civics books and start studying for the final exam I have in a fortnight! Next week I have my finals in English and Finnish but I’m not stressing over them at all, as languages have always been a piece of cake for me.

Generally speaking, I’m actually prioritising the issue of what to bring with me as snacks! I mean 6 hours is a long time and I need some comfort food to make feel better if the exams end up being unexpectedly hard 🌞


Finno-Ugric languages - The magic of the north 
Finno-Ugric languages become extinct. The world is losing its history, diversity of cultures and traditions. Only Finnish, Estonian and Hungarian are safe from the threat of extinction.

Music list:
1. Livonian - Sadā, Vīmo
2. Estonian - Greip - Vihma Loits
3. Ingrian - Ижорская народная песня фолк группа 
4. Veps - Noid-Voik
5. Karelian - Santtu Karhu & Talvisovat - Čibi-čibi linduine
6. Finnish - MeNaiset - Kuulin äänen
7. Sami -  Máddji - “Dawn Light”
8. Komi - Коми песня ‘Сьылан’
10. Erzya - Мария Попова - Эрзянь мастор
11. Moksha - Куданьконь Кияксова - Moksha folk song
12. Mari - Кристина Лебедева и образц. детский ансамбль 'Шонанпыл’ - Шошо
13. Khanty - Хантыйская народная песня
14. Mansi - Тресколье - Кукушка
15. Hungarian - 'Szivárvány havasán’ - Guessous Majda Mária


Minoritized languages moodboard: Karelian

The Karelian language (karjala, karjal or kariela) is a Finnic language spoken by the Karelian people, mainly in the Republic of Karelia (Russian Federation) and eastern Finland.

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Autumn vocabulary - Finnish, Karelian, Estonian, Veps

syksy - sygyzy - sügis - sügüz’ ~ autumn
syyskuu - syvyskuu - september - sügüz’ku ~ september
lokakuu - ligakuu - oktoober - reduku ~ october
marraskuu - kylmykuu - november - kül’mku ~ november

omena - juablokku õun - jablok ~ apple
marja - marju - mari - marj ~ berry
sieni - šieni - seen - sen’ ~ mushroom
siili - nieglikko - siil - neglik ~ hedgehog
lehti - lehti - leht - leht ~ leaf
väri - väri - värvus - muju ~ colour
sade - vihmu - vihm - vihm ~ rain
tuuli - tuuli - tuul - tullei ~ wind

kylmä - kylmy - külm - vilu ~ cold
märkä - mägry - märg - märg ~ wet
värikäs - värikäs - värvikas - mujukaz ~ colourful
punainen - ruskei - punane - rusked ~ red
keltainen - keldaine - kollane - pakuine ~ yellow
oranssi - kelduruspakko - oranž - oranž ~ orange  
ruskea - maksankarvaine - pruun - bur ~ brown
harmaa - harmai - hall - hahk ~ grey

mythology meme: 1/2 rulers

Louhi [ˈlouɦi], also known as Loviatar, Louheatar, Lovehetar or Louhiatar, is a queen of the land known as Pohjola (‘Northland’) in the Finnish and Karelian mythologies. She is the adversary of the hero Väinämöinen in the battle for Sampo, the magical artifact built by the blacksmith Ilmarinen. She has numerous beautiful daughters, and the heroes, including Ilmarinen and Lemminkäinen, attempt to win them in various legends. Louhi, however, is known for setting them impossible tasks to perform in order to gain their prize. 

Louhi is a powerful witch: her powers include those of shapeshifting, commanding the weather, healing, and of giving birth to the most monstrous of creatures. Sometimes she is credited for being the mother of the Nine Diseases (as Loviatar); however, there is debate on whether Louhi and Loviatar are two different goddesses or whether the names are just regional variants.

Louhi, the 'Whore Mistress of Pohjola’, is depicted as a matriarch, and no presence of a husband is mentioned in most myths about her; instead, she becomes impregnated by the wind or by the sea monster Iku-Turso. 


Kurilian Bobtail

The Kurilian Bobtail is a cat breed (or breed group, depending on registry) originating from the Kuril Islands, as well as Sakhalin Island and the Kamchatka peninsula of Russia. The breed is also called the Kuril Islands Bobtail, Kuril Bobtail and Curilsk Bobtail. Short- or long-haired, it has a semi-cobby body type and a distinct short, fluffy tail. 

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i hate seeing this post around because that is some seriously forced perspective and also that is a caucasian shepherd which is exactly what it is, a shepherd. they are livestock/property guardian dogs and were not bred to hunt bears. they were bred to PROTECT things from people and animals, which may include bears.

two dogs that WERE bred for bear hunting include akitas and karelian bear dogs

source: im from a country that has caucasian shepherds everywhere


Ojibwe & Cree: Canadian aboriginal syllabics and latin alphabet
Hausa, Kanuri, Tajik, Malay, Central and Southern Kurdish, Brahui: arabic and latin scripts
Serbian/Bosnian, Karelian, Skolt Sami, Moldovan, Kazakh, Uzbekh: both cyrillic and latin alphabets
Afar and Oromo: latin, geez or arabic
Tulu: kannada, tulu or devnagri scripts
Punjabi: gurmukhi or kurmanji (arabic)
Santali: ol chiki alphabet or bengali or devnagri
Lao (in Thailand): lao or thai scripts
Zhuang: zhuang script or latin
Tagalog (and others in the Phillipines): baybayin and latin
Mongolian and Tungusic langs.: cyrillic (in Mongolia) or mongolian traditional script (in China; also different variations for Tungusic)
Japanese: hiragana, katakana, kanji and romaji
Javanese, Sundanese, Balinese, Buginese, Batak, Minangkabau, Renjang: latin alphabet + respective alphabet for each Indonesian language