maicie

Learning about the Piraha people of the Maici River in the Amazon

They are incredible

They’re uncommon amongst isolated Amazonian cultures for being hunter gatherers; agriculture having existed in the Amazon for a very long time

“they can walk into the jungle naked, with no tools or weapons, and walk out three days later with baskets of fruit, nuts, and small game”

Their language has the lowest phonemes of any known language, only about 11!
English has like 2000! Even Japanese has just over a 100

They have no words for specific quantities or colours or even mother/father. They will instead say “like blood” for “red” and use “parent” without differentiating gender. For quantities they use a single word that varies in pitch and tone in order to imply relativisms of greater than or lesser than (there’s some interesting side story where it’s been demonstrated that they understand numeracy, the specifics just aren’t usually important to them. this is quite significant in ideas of linguistic relativism)

Their language can be spoken purely with tone. Consonants can be completely removed and the whole language can be whistled, hummed or sang. Which they use to their advantage, whilst hunting in the jungle they can communicate by whistling!

Amazing!

e non chiedermi come sto
se mai
dovessi rivedermi
non chiedermelo
non chiedermi come sto
passami avanti
se proprio l'educazione tua è tanta
allora accennami un saluto
con la mano
come fanno i bambini alla materna
ma non fermarmi
ma non fermarti
a chiedere come sto
non farlo
anche se la tentazione ti è tanta
trattieniti
girati altrove
nell'altrove dovo non posso esserci
e vai avanti
prendi pure la direzione contraria

e non chiedermi come sto
se mai
ci dovessimo trovar davanti
l'uno all'altro
inventati un bivio
che possa tener lontano
il rumore del battito
della mia vita

perché ricorderai di certo
i nostri momenti
di meraviglia quasi perfetta
ricorderai le notti
passate insieme a non dormire
a far compagnia alle costellazioni
ricorderai la nostra playlist d'amore
e le volte in cui
anche se in mezzo alla folla
non vedevamo
nient'altro che noi

e non chiedermi come sto
perché da quando
non ci sei più
io come sto
non lo so.

gio evan.

The answer is in the ice cream

A/N: I’m a Sam girl, but this story fit better with Dean. Enjoy.

Summary: After an argument with Dean, the reader looks to ice cream to tell her the secrets and answers.

Word count: 2764


“This is the day you will always remember as the day you almost caught Bridget Bishop,” the witch snickered and waved her hand over the carpet. I groaned and rolled my eyes at the reference, the urge to pinch the bridge of my nose interrupted by a large figure growing from the dust on the floor.

“Good luck,” she cackled and disappeared in a puff of white smoke.

The dust solidified into a giant, a behemoth frothing from the mouth and growling like an animal. As soon as it was fully grown, it launched itself at the Winchester brothers with unmatched fury.  

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I just wanted to point out how this song is my personal Ereri anthem. Here are the translated lyrics for you all. I was just going mad because I couldn’t share this with all you non-italian speakers. Pls cry with me.

I raise this sword High up to the sky

I swear I’ll be your rock against fire and ice

Alone at the top I will fend off the enemies

They’ll come apenty and will cross the sea

Over these walls I’ll find my joy

Or it’ll be my end, but it’ll still be glory

And I won’t fight for a reward, I fight for love, I’ll fight for this

I’m a warrior, I watch over the night

I’ll defend you against nightmaes and sorrows

I’ll shield you against tricks and badmouthings

And I’ll embrace you to give you strenght always

I’ll give you certainties against your fears

To see the world over those high grounds

Don’t be afraid of anything, I’ll be by your side

With my cloak I’ll dry your tears

And my love, my sweet love believe me
We will defeat everybody and stand upright
And I will be by your side as long as you want
I will defend you from anything, never fear

And my love, my sweet love believe me
We will defeat everybody and stand upright
And I will be by your side as long as you want
I will defend you from anything, never fear

Don’t be afraid of the dragon
I will put out its flame
Nothing can hurt you behind this shield
I will fight might and main with all the evils
And if I fall down, don’t get upset
For you, I will rise again

I am a warrior and will find the power
In your long and difficult journey
I will be by your side while
I will give you shelter for storms
And I will always hold your hands to warm you up

We will go through this kingdom together
And I will wait for the end of winter with you
From night to day, from West to East
I will be with you and I’ll be your warrior

And my love, my sweet love believe me
We will defeat everybody and stand upright
And I will be by your side as long as you want
I will defend you from anything, never fear

And my love, my sweet love believe me
We will defeat everybody and stand upright
And I will be by your side as long as you want
I will defend you from anything, never fear

There will be lights of hopes turned on
And I will always hug you to give hope

I swear I will be tough as nails against the difficulties
I watch over you, I am your warrior

(Italian lyrics under the read more)

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