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Most spoken mother tongues in Brazil and Argentina by state and province after Portuguese and Spanish

Brazil and Argentina were two countries in Latin america that were heavily settled by immigrants in the post-colonial era. Most of these immigrants came from Europe (Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Germany, Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the Netherlands and the British Isles), but a significant number also came from the Levant (Lebanon, Syria) and East Asia (Japan). Despite heavy assimilation processes, specifically in Brazil, the languages and cultures still survived by means of their descendants. The two most spoken ancestral languages Italian and German have formed their own distinct dialects particularly in Brazil. Both Italian and German have influenced various regional dialects of Portuguese and Spanish. Italian has particularly been a great influence on Rioplatense Spanish, which is the most spoken dialect in Argentina and Uruguay.

Newer waves of immigrants have also brought their languages with them to Brazil and Argentina in recent year, most of these immigrants come from other South American nations such as French Guiana (French Creole), Bolivia (Quechua, Aymara); but also from over-seas regions of Eastern Europe (Romani, Slavic languages, and Hungarian) and East Asia (Chinese and Korean).

In Northern Brazil colonial remnants of the Dutch and French survive.

Despite efforts of assimilation and historical genocide of Indigenous people by the colonial-era European colonizers, their languages have too managed to survive and thrive in both Argentina and Brazil. This is especially true of North-Western Argentina where European colonial settlement and post-colonial immigration was minimal compared to other regions in the country. Quechua a language descending from the Incas is prominent in this Andean region. Various Indigenous languages have also survived in Brazil's Amazon, greatly thanks to its remoteness. Lastly, the Guarani language family, is one that prospers in both Argentina and Brazil. Guarani has been a very important language in both countries and was used as a lingua-franca in Brazil for much of its history. Guarani is also one of the official languages of neighboring Paraguay, where it is spoken by most of the population, which includes not only native Guarani’s but also the Mestizo, White, and Afro-Paraguayan populations of the country.


There are two things you can think of when I ask about “our scene”. Most people take it I speak of the entire dark scene, what all derived from the original 80s scene. Not really. Honestly I don’t care what’s going on in there. Sideways, I pick up how this scene is dying - goth metal was killed years ago, cyber is dead and loads of physical goth shops are closing down – goth bascially is not cool anymore / dead. The interest it gained in the ‘00s is killed gone in the '10s. Glad that goth is gone. Subcultures revive in waves and some of them need to die out for a longer while, thank you.

Then 'our’ scene. Not dead. Then I do not mean 'old skool / trad goth sound’ alone either. No, for me it was always intertwined with synthesizer music - even back then this was the case. New wavers and experimental bands were one of the first to pick up the synthesizers ('making music with the computer 1980 edition’) The music based on 'goth’ from the 80s that is synthesizer based has always changed more in our scene, whereas lots of guitar, 'postpunk’ bands try to produce exactly the same 1980s sound… This cycle have made the trad goth scene (the parties that only lean on 80s ) very boring. Some just start a band with that sound for the sake of it? Without being creative (The Soft Moon is one of the few good ones) The point of our scene was being experimental and creative… I avoid that type of parties as they keeping hanging in something’s that is gone, and it only attracted the same 25 people every time. That’s usually not what I want when I go out. I want to meet far more, and same-age people with different backgrounds.  

That there’s less talent in our scene is not in every subgenre the case. But, it could be the case that you are just used to the production sound of the 80s and therefore lean more to the 80s, than to now or the other decades. (for me this was often the case, as I found newer stuff less easy to the ear)

I think a lot of our lot either don’t know that our scene is evolving with talent nowadays OR that they do know it and genuinly dislike the sounds they bring (fair enough)

Many do not realise that the 'hipsters’ they accusing of hijacking our scene are coming from different scenes (pop, indie, noise, house, techno, metal) and adding interesting stuff to our music.
Did I just say that? I did.
If you would speak to me 5 years ago I would be on the '80s is the only decade our sound was performed well’-page. I remember there was a fuzz about artists like TR/ST and Zola Jesus and how we were annoyed at Drop Dead Festival (started of as deathrock/wave fest) was playing entire DJ sets with this type of stuff. These were all artists that either evolved as a trad goth into their sound or came from elsewhere and 'borrowed’ our dark themes and sounds. Not all of them are 'hey I just discovered a new band called Joy Division, probably way to obscure for you’- type of ‘hipster’ (Honestly those can die together with their stupid little lookbook/vintage clothing blogs. Get a life) (The only thing they added to our scene which was outstanding, was that they pushed dressing minimal black more in our scene and I am thankful for that, I long thought I was the only one doing that!)

Anyhow, I couldn’t hear any difference between them and that whole witchhaus scene coming up back then. In retrospect, I do see major quality difference between what was going on then (yes, most withchaus stuff was horrible, talentless). 

Zola Jesus 
Agent Side Grinder
Ghost Culture

And then there was this revival of minimal wave too. Started by nerds, 'hipsters’ or trad goths? All of them actually?  

The Knife (this song convinced me back then of the newer wave of dark minimal/electro)
Xeno and Oaklander 
Linea Aspera 
 Black Marble  

Because of my blog and book, people think I am a major ‘80s worshipper. Not really? I like to document the beginnings of this scene just a lot and have spend years within the music from the 1980s, which I still enjoy. I once called this blog nowthisisgothic, because I wanted to bring back the ‘right’ association with the word ‘gothic’ again - that people realised where it came from and how it looked. It does not mean I do not see gothic as a broad term for what I call gothic today. 

grumpycryptid  asked:

Привет! I have been using duolingo primarily to learn Russian, and have been improving a lot with being able to translate from Russian to English but I still have a lot of trouble forming my own sentences in Russian. I've started a diary where I write one sentence about my day in Russian but would like to try listening to music to help- all the music I've found has been pop type music. I like alt rock or indie music- do you or your followers have any suggestions for Russian music? Спасибо!

Привет! I’m glad to hear that Duolingo works so well for you! Don’t worry about building sentences in Russian - it is just normal that your listening and reading comprehension is better than your speech production. We as foreign language learners always are much better in understanding than in speaking. It’s just a question of practice. 

I love rock music, too! I learned English by listening to the British rock bands! Russian rock is somewhat special. For a long time it was banned and existed only as an underground, politically and socially charged movement. Rock musicians didn’t have access to good instruments and studios, but they played rock because they were rebellious and independent. Their musical performance often sucks, but their lyrics are really good. Here are some names for you (you can check Youtube and decide which ones you like):

1. Аквариум and Борис Гребенщиков 
2. Машина Времени and Андрей Макаревич
3. Кино и Виктор Цой
4. ДДТ и Юрий Шевчук
5. Зоопарк и Майк Науменко (one of the first rock-n-rollers in the Soviet Union)
6. Наутилус Помпилиус (Early albums, wonderful lyrics by Ilya Kormiltsev)
7. Алиса и Константин Кинчев (I don’t like what he’s doing now, but his early works are pretty strong)
8. Воскресение
9. Крематорий (questionable, but … When I was a teenager, their depressive, suicidal songs resonated with me)
10. Калинов Мост (alternative folk-rock)
11. Ария (Russian clone of the Iron Maiden, yet very good lyrics by Margarita Pushkina)
12. Агата Кристи (a-la heroine chique)
13.  Чайф (they represent the so called Ural rock) 
14. Бригада С (could be very deep)
15. Ноль (absurd, drug-related songs, a front man is nothing but Charisma)
16.  Чиж&Co, nice melodic, somewhat newer wave of rock-music.
17. Настя - Russian punk rock.
18. Гражданская оборона - classic Russian punk

You can also check the series of CDs of the most important Russian rock bands called Легенды Русского Рока
And thank you for your question! For me it was like a time travel :) 


The average white person in Britain is descended from a mix of Saxons, Angles, Jutes, Celts, Romans - these peoples were not native to the British Isles. The Celts and Saxons originated in Central Europe. The Jutes and Angles from Scandinavia. The Romans from the Italian peninsula.

The Hungarians, or Magyars, are an ethnic group who’s origins are in the Ural Mountains, far to the east of modern day Hungary, entirely outside of the current borders of that nation - arguably not even on the same continent.

Look at the history of many other European nations and you will see a similar pattern emerge.  

In many cases, the reason these large groups of people moved into the areas they now inhabit (and are now considered their “national homelands”) is because they were fleeing famine and war in the areas they had come from. 

In other words, many of them were refugees. 

Not, of course, in the same sense as that term is used today. But then nations themselves did not exist at that time in the sense that we know them today. Ideas of citizenship, of the structure of government, of what a “country” meant, were radically different, and more varied from culture to culture.

That said, it still takes rather a lot of hypocrisy for a group of people living in a land their ancestors didn’t come from to throw up walls around it in order to keep out newer waves of migrants and refugees, many of whom are attempting to enter a given geographic space for much the same reasons their own ancestors did centuries ago.

And this is not, of course, just a European problem. We do exactly the same thing in the United States.  Those Americans who are in favor of border walls or other harsh stances on immigration tend to be people who have far less claim to the word “native” than most Mexicans, Salvadorans, or Guatemalans - a majority of whom are Mestizx - as with many of the other groups crossing that particular border. And the same folks who support such harsh policies also tend to view Latinx cultures and the Spanish language as something “foreign” to America, even though they have been present in what is now the United States for longer than the US itself has existed.  

All this is to say: I cannot think of any “anti-immigration” or “nativist” stance that is not based largely on deception. 

In terms of the current immigration issue in the US or the refugee crisis in Europe, the people who are pushing for the most exclusionary policies are not at all indigenous to the lands they are claiming to defend.  They are just as much an outsider as the people on the other side of the walls they want to build - in some cases moreso. 

Many of them claim that what they are defending is not the land itself but their culture, which they do not want to change. But if we develop a culture that values exclusion, and wants to put up walls to turn away people in need, the question then becomes: why is that worth defending? 


LOLvia.  forefront of the Newer Wave Future Retro Future ACID

When I’m working on a book, I typically have an initial collection of documents that make up the whole of the novel. I tend to name them without numbers because they’re not in order and I don’t want to trick myself into thinking they are in order numerically, and when I name them it’s almost always because I’m sending a single scene to betas and need to save and name it hastily (or my computer just warned me it was about to shut down and I panic-name files), and then I compile them when I start pulling the whole project together and discard the oddly named documents, never to be thought of again.

Sometimes my file names are on point, though.

The last three documents opened in my Part & Parcel folder are as follows.

Now that Crash & Burn has come and gone, and Part & Parcel is up next on the release list, I’m going to occasionally be torturing minions again! If you don’t want to be tortured, blacklist the tag ‘minion parts’ as that’s the tag I’m using for Part & Parcel. I still tag spoilerish torture posts with ‘black market orchids’.

Most of the newer wave of readers have never been around for a tortured release……..ehehehehehehehehehehehe.