Friday, August 29, 2014

Devious Smirk (✿◠‿◠)

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Welsh, Etymology, and You

hauntthebones:

I’ve seen a couple posts referencing Welsh flying around on the Teen Wolf tags and I’d just like to address it. I sent an Ask to Not Another Teen Wolf Podcast addressing this, but it was from the Tumblr app and that steaming pile of fuck has a nasty habit of eating the things I need to post most. Plus, I wanted to go a little more in depth. 

In my first Meta Post (here, which I will be updating soon with a soundcloud of me pronouncing the words in question) I made some comparisons and did some etymology based on relatedness in terms of a variety of words. The first of which was ‘wolf’. I specified that I was comparing Gaelic languages for a reason. This is because Deaton specifically said “the Gaelic word for oak blah blah”. So I figured he was sticking to Gaelic Languages. 

The thing is, Welsh is a Celtic language, but not a Gaelic language. There are 6 Celtic Languages, and from there, they are broken down into two main sub-groupings as such:

Gaelic: Scottish, Irish, Manx

Insular: Welsh, Cornish, Breton

These are very important distinctions to make in terms of linguistics because languages are grouped by shared innovation (what new things from their last recent common ancestor were passed down into their language) in terms of Phonology (sounds), Morphology (prefixes, suffixes, infixes, inflectional endings, etc), Syntax (word order), and Lexicon (actual vocabulary items).

This is why the forms for Welsh look a fair bit different, and you can even see how they look more like the Proto-Celtic forms I listed off for oak. 

Welsh derw /dɛruː/ preserves the final /u/ of Proto-Celtic *dóru.

saucefactory:

unconsciousearth:


NASA released a satellite image of india in the evening during the festive holiday of diwali, the celebration of lights. 

this is one of the prettiest things i’ve ever seen

OH MY GOSH. Diwali is so much fun! Firecrackers and sweets and music and sparklers!

saucefactory:

unconsciousearth:

NASA released a satellite image of india in the evening during the festive holiday of diwali, the celebration of lights.

this is one of the prettiest things i’ve ever seen

OH MY GOSH. Diwali is so much fun! Firecrackers and sweets and music and sparklers!

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tonystarklordofwinterfell:

So, I was at lunch with a friend and his sister after seeing ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, catching up on stuff and talk turned to the new series of Doctor Who - our expectations, Peter Capaldi, Jenna possibly leaving, the Matt Smith era - and his sister suddenly raises an interesting point.

"Isn’t the Matt Smith era kind of similar to Twilight?"

This caused both my friend and I to pause, and look at each other with a similar expression of puzzlement.

"Yeah - I mean the storyline is very similar," she continued "The main female character has to choose between two men from different races, makes her choice and has baby. Baby grows up abnormally fast, and ends up marrying the other man."

Despite how this theory glosses over some of the plot, it still kind of stunned me as I realisation slowly dawned on me.

I had watched a sci-fi variant of Twilight.

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huffingtonpost:

Matt Damon Does Ice Bucket Challenge With Toilet Water For 800 Million Without Clean H2O

Matt Damon was conflicted when friends Jimmy Kimmel and Ben Affleck called on him to complete the ALS ice bucket challenge.

Find out who Damon challenges here. 

Always reblog Agron and Nasir.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

tastefullyoffensive:

Animals Waving Hello to You [boredpanda]

Previously: Perfectly Timed Dog Photos

sparkledick:

5secondsofsmumer:

j4479:

deserves at least a sarcastic laugh. 

this has been on my dash all day and I just got it now

Someone please explain this.

LOL

sparkledick:

5secondsofsmumer:

j4479:

deserves at least a sarcastic laugh. 

this has been on my dash all day and I just got it now

Someone please explain this.

LOL

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onasolosaxophone:

This is why I love the theatre.