modern speakers

anonymous asked:

Something I noticed is that (informal) American English has developed a lot in the past decade. There's much more slang and new terms that can have several meanings and connotations, and I feel like when a country has come to this status in their language the other nations can barely keep up... Unless of course their languages are developing rapidly as well, in which case theres a ton of new language barriers between modern speakers of each of them

idk why you’re sending me this but like, other languages develop too….That’s what languages do? …Was ist das für 1ne Frage vong der Linguistik her ich bin 1 bisschen verwirrt

Destiny characters' favorite modern day foods

The Speaker: Filet Mignon

Ikora Rey: tea and cake

Zavala: black coffee

Cayde-6: pizza

Shaxx: Buffalo wings

Saladin: Salad, but the leaves are made of iron and the dressing is molten gold

The Cryptarch: Ramen noodles

Eris: those burgers with the black buns that turn your shit green

Amanda Holliday: starbucks

Atheon: Atheon is one of those people you see on those shows about weird ass addictions who literally eats glass

Crota: McDonalds happy meal (with the toy being a sword)

Oryx: Meatloaf and whatever other stereotypical dad foods there are

Skolas: Cap'n Crunch

The Stranger: mystery-flavored airheads

Petra: fruity pebbles

Mara Sov: Dairy Queen

Uldren Sov: anything so long as Evanescence’s “Bring Me To Life” is playing in the background

Dying Heritage: Furry Language Down to Less Than 200 Native Speakers

Most modern furries only know the old tongue by the loanwords that have survived in English; yiff, scritch, murr. And a few thousand intrepid furries hoping to get closer to their cultural heritage might even have reached a conversational level. But as recent as two hundred years ago, it was a different story.

In 1785, it was estimated there were 300,000 speakers of the furry language. It was during this time that the great literary works of our culture were written, such as Rocko The Wallaby Dandy, The Learned Mouse and the Fool, and The Conniving Carnival Caretaker: A Scoobert Hound Mystery. (Like so much of the literary wealth of Furry, they are known better by their English language adaptations.)

Revival efforts have met lukewarm success, partially owing to the complex system of glyphs in which Furry is written, such as :3 and *^w^*. Though it seems doubtful Furry will ever achieve the status it once held, now may be our last chance to learn Furry from living speakers, and at the risk of editorializing, it is vital that we do so. The day we lose our language is the day the words of our ancestors fall mute, and we will have no choice but to study The Looney Toons in the language of our fursecutors.