September 14, 2014


frankoceanfanclub:

Yeah it’s pretty fucked up how people don’t realize that ideas like oh he doesn’t speak English well = he’s stupid are inherently racist and were pioneered by racists to ensure separation in academic and professional field. The way you speak English will never be an indicator of your intelligence ever

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Speak a new language so that the world will be a new world.

Rumi  (via liminalgreys)

(Source: purplebuddhaproject, via linguisten)

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September 8, 2014


estifito:

thelazypolyglot:

has anyone here ever met a linguist who is a republican/conservative??? anyone?????? i don’t think they exist

i think there was one guy on tumblr a while back who was a senior undergrad ling student and a conservative

i interacted a few times with him; he was a harsh prescriptivist too

i bet all his professors hated him lol

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September 7, 2014


randomfatechidna:

everyone on duolingo is on like their hundredth day streak and im sitting there like

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has anyone here ever met a linguist who is a republican/conservative??? anyone?????? i don’t think they exist

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fuckyeahsovietrussia:

Demostration on the First of May, International Workers’ Day. 

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braginskysdyingflowers:

Novodevichy Monastery, Moscow

braginskysdyingflowers:

Novodevichy Monastery, Moscow

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language questions!

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very little bothers me more than white europeans/white americans/imperialist countries past and present framing language endangerment and extinction as a personal failure of the group(s) that spoke those languages. 

they go “oh what a shame, the living members of this ethnic group really should have gotten together and taught their kids the language before it died out. meanwhile, i’m going to ostracize them for speaking anything but my language and outright refuse to acknowledge that it was my ancestors who tried to erase them from the face of the earth in the first place.”

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August 10, 2014


spanishskulduggery:

Fun Fact: Going over the conjugations of verbs in different tenses is not only beneficial in helping you remember them, but also works the same as counting in that it helps reduce anxiety, and helps you fall asleep when your brain won’t shut up.

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