20 10 / 2014

20 10 / 2014

penis-hilton:

this fucked me up so bad

…it’s not really that uncommon. Hard. Help. Kelp. Grip. Grind. Wet. Those are just the ones off the top of my head.Basically the h sound is produced furthest back in the mouth (basically in your throat), then k/g (which are exactly the same except one involves your vocal chords) and that sound that happens in ng combinations (yea, it’s just one sound, no, it’s not an n sound following a g sound). Things get a bit weird in the middle with your vowels (don’t get me fucking started on vowels, man) and liquids/glides (that would be l/r - WHICH ARE NOT EVEN ALL THE SAME LIKE SCOTLAND’S /l/ IS NOT THE SAME AS CANADA’S (main) /l/ AND THERE ARE LIKE A MILLION DIFFERENT R SOUNDS LIKE TRILLED AND RETROFLEX THERE ARE JUST TOO MANY R’S WTF LANGUAGE?! - and w/y (which are teeeeeeeechnically the same as u/i (i being the IPA symbol for the eee sound).  But then you’ve got sh/zh (like a French j like ‘je’) and ch/j (like jet), then t/d/s/z/n (all in the same spot yes), then th (as in thistle)/th (as in there), then m/b/p.And that’s just the INCREDIBLY simplified Canadian English version cause some languages include a /t/ sound produced between the teeth so it’s further forward and some languages have more sounds at the back of the mouth and throat (think German) and some languages have CLICKS.And, fellow linguists, how fucking frustrating is it that the apple keyboard does not include IPA symbols?!But my original point is this: follow that basic map I just drew you, and you will have SO MANY words that move from the back of your mouth to the front.

penis-hilton:

this fucked me up so bad

…it’s not really that uncommon. Hard. Help. Kelp. Grip. Grind. Wet. Those are just the ones off the top of my head.

Basically the h sound is produced furthest back in the mouth (basically in your throat), then k/g (which are exactly the same except one involves your vocal chords) and that sound that happens in ng combinations (yea, it’s just one sound, no, it’s not an n sound following a g sound).

Things get a bit weird in the middle with your vowels (don’t get me fucking started on vowels, man) and liquids/glides (that would be l/r - WHICH ARE NOT EVEN ALL THE SAME LIKE SCOTLAND’S /l/ IS NOT THE SAME AS CANADA’S (main) /l/ AND THERE ARE LIKE A MILLION DIFFERENT R SOUNDS LIKE TRILLED AND RETROFLEX THERE ARE JUST TOO MANY R’S WTF LANGUAGE?! - and w/y (which are teeeeeeeechnically the same as u/i (i being the IPA symbol for the eee sound).

But then you’ve got sh/zh (like a French j like ‘je’) and ch/j (like jet), then t/d/s/z/n (all in the same spot yes), then th (as in thistle)/th (as in there), then m/b/p.

And that’s just the INCREDIBLY simplified Canadian English version cause some languages include a /t/ sound produced between the teeth so it’s further forward and some languages have more sounds at the back of the mouth and throat (think German) and some languages have CLICKS.

And, fellow linguists, how fucking frustrating is it that the apple keyboard does not include IPA symbols?!

But my original point is this: follow that basic map I just drew you, and you will have SO MANY words that move from the back of your mouth to the front.

(via mydrunkkitchen)

20 10 / 2014

mrmeriwether:

yeahbanero-bells:

wolvensnothere:

Whoa.

I read this out loud to boyfriend and he just went “ohhhhhhhhh” 

CEOs all runnin around terrified of blue shells from the homeless


Thaaaaaaaat… Makes a strange kind of sense.(I was gonna make a much longer post about the nature of success but then I realized this was a Mario kart post on Tumblr. As you were.)

mrmeriwether:

yeahbanero-bells:

wolvensnothere:

Whoa.

I read this out loud to boyfriend and he just went “ohhhhhhhhh” 

CEOs all runnin around terrified of blue shells from the homeless

Thaaaaaaaat… Makes a strange kind of sense.

(I was gonna make a much longer post about the nature of success but then I realized this was a Mario kart post on Tumblr. As you were.)

(Source: thetangential, via mydrunkkitchen)

19 10 / 2014

My little monster asleep at my feet 😽😻 (in unrelated news, does anyone else find it strange that there’s a full range of facial expressions in cat emojis??) #CrazyCatLady #bedtime

My little monster asleep at my feet 😽😻 (in unrelated news, does anyone else find it strange that there’s a full range of facial expressions in cat emojis??) #CrazyCatLady #bedtime

18 10 / 2014

"My father had taught me to be nice first, because you can always be mean later, but once you’ve been mean to someone, they won’t believe the nice anymore. So be nice, be nice, until it’s time to stop being nice, then destroy them."

Laurell K. Hamilton
A Stroke of Midnight (via drythroats)

(Source: rabbitinthemoon, via crimson-red)

18 10 / 2014

17 10 / 2014

(Source: 4gifs, via thefrogman)

16 10 / 2014

did-you-kno:

Alaa, a Syrian ambulance driver, not only takes care of war victims, he also helps abandoned cats. Every day he spends $4 of his savings to feed the many cats in Aleppo that were left behind when their owners left the city to escape attacks.  Source

This looks like my cat and now I’m crying. Literally cannot imagine the terror that makes people flee their homes and the urgency that makes them leave their pets.Sometimes it really hits home how lucky I am.

did-you-kno:

Alaa, a Syrian ambulance driver, not only takes care of war victims, he also helps abandoned cats. Every day he spends $4 of his savings to feed the many cats in Aleppo that were left behind when their owners left the city to escape attacks. Source

This looks like my cat and now I’m crying. Literally cannot imagine the terror that makes people flee their homes and the urgency that makes them leave their pets.

Sometimes it really hits home how lucky I am.

16 10 / 2014

did-you-kno:

Andrew Wakefield, the doctor who claimed there was a link between autism and vaccines, changed the data of his research and falsified his documents to prove his theory. He was banned from practicing medicine and labeled an “elaborate fraud” in 2010.  Source

AND YET PEOPLE KEEP FUCKING BRINGING IT UP

did-you-kno:

Andrew Wakefield, the doctor who claimed there was a link between autism and vaccines, changed the data of his research and falsified his documents to prove his theory. He was banned from practicing medicine and labeled an “elaborate fraud” in 2010. Source

AND YET PEOPLE KEEP FUCKING BRINGING IT UP

16 10 / 2014

threnodycomic said: An artist I follow made this wonderful multi-layered woodcut telling the entire story of Neverwhere. I'm certain you'll love it. Sending you links is probably bad internetiquette, so I'll just tell you he goes by 'mtomsky', and the piece is called 'London Below'

neil-gaiman:

wow.

from https://www.etsy.com/listing/207273302/london-below?ref=shop_home_active_1

Holy balls does anyone want to lend me $800?