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theeliverse:

I was so disappointed with the language students in my politics class today when they disrespected the Welsh language. Just because a language is a minority language does not mean ‘it’s pointless to learn, insignificant and shouldn’t be viewed as important because nobody speaks it anyway’. A…

When I told one of my colleagues I was learning Welsh, she said ‘But why speak Welsh when you can speak English?!’ as if it was the most ridiculous waste of time she could imagine. One of my friends didn’t even realise it was a ‘real’ language.

Here are my top 5 reasons English people should learn Welsh:

  1. the grammatical structure is quite different, which is interesting because it makes you think about how you use words to express yourself instead of just learning to substiture one vocabulary for another (as you tend to end up doing when learning Latinate/Germanic languages) Also, there are several words that don’t have an exact translation, or than can be interpreted in different ways; it’s really a journey of discovery.
  2. It’s still very much alive ‘n’ well, and you don’t even need a passport to be able to try it out on first-language speakers. And you can also go on Iplayer and watch Pobol Y Cwm, which is much better than the English soaps.
  3. In the C19th, the Establishment actually tried to stamp out the Gaelic languages. Speaking one of them is a revolutionary act! (It also suggests you’re not one of the horrible colonialist types who’s so very proud of how our nation once conquered the world and imposed itself other cultures… >_< )
  4. Once you’ve mastered the unusual phonemes, spelling and pronunciation are easy as you like. No, really, they are. Honest. Don’t even worry about it.
  5. One the one hand it’s an ancient, beautiful, poetic language; on the other, it’s still growing and evolving to keep up with the modern world and is perfectly useable in everyday C21st life.

Personally, I’ve always been interested in learning it because I have some Welsh ancestry, and decided to finally get on with it at New Year because I felt I was mentally stagnating and wanted a new challenge. I had no idea how much I’d enjoy it or that I’d be inspired to study Welsh history/culture and linguistics in general, and create art.

Photo 23 Sep 222 notes waleslandofmyfathers:

Welsh Proverbs

waleslandofmyfathers:

Welsh Proverbs

Photo 23 Sep 82 notes antikythera-astronomy:

Star cradle

O_O

antikythera-astronomy:

Star cradle

O_O

Text 23 Sep 50,080 notes

taylorswift:

youareinloves:

taylor swift is like that aunt that tries to be “hip” with the young’ns and “with the times” and then asks you what does bae stand for and after you tell her she starts calling everything bae even the lamp next to the couch

HEY YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE LAMP NEXT TO MY COUCH AND I WILL HAVE YOU KNOW THAT IT IS, IN FACT, VERY MUCH BAE.

'Bae'? Y'mean, Welsh for 'bay'?

Text 23 Sep 45 notes That awkward bi moment

thatawkwardbimoment:

when your friend (who doesn’t know you’re bi) is homophobic, and you don’t know if you’re hypocrite for still being friend with them or if you are naive for thinking you can maybe change their mind a little bit.

Yeeeeahhhh. :-/

Photo 23 Sep Today, I painted my cat.

Today, I painted my cat.

Text 22 Sep 1,383 notes Unsupported arguments

shitmystudentswrite:

My favorite forum of writing is social media because I do not have to worry about my lack of evidence while arguing a point.

At least it’s honest.

Photo 22 Sep 345,857 notes capalxii:

pikachucastiel:

officialgeorgebush:

lewdfruitington:

omgpoetry:

this is funny
like really, really funny

You sly bugger. That took me a while.

I have googled my life away. I have read bible verses. I have studied the ohilosophical meaning behind the numbers. I have become a modern Gallup trying to ask people to help me figure this out. What the FUCK does it mean.

no one say it

Does anyone else feel uncomfortable by the “nobody say it” mentality? I don’t like people being on the outside when it comes to getting a cute joke when you can just as easily welcome them in. Anyway, this is a play on One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish—one fifth, two fifths, and then the next two are one-fifth written in red and blue so they’re “red fifth” and “blue fifth.” One fifth two fifth red fifth blue fifth.

&#8230;I still don&#8217;t get it.

capalxii:

pikachucastiel:

officialgeorgebush:

lewdfruitington:

omgpoetry:

this is funny

like really, really funny

You sly bugger. That took me a while.

I have googled my life away. I have read bible verses. I have studied the ohilosophical meaning behind the numbers. I have become a modern Gallup trying to ask people to help me figure this out. What the FUCK does it mean.

no one say it

Does anyone else feel uncomfortable by the “nobody say it” mentality? I don’t like people being on the outside when it comes to getting a cute joke when you can just as easily welcome them in. Anyway, this is a play on One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish—one fifth, two fifths, and then the next two are one-fifth written in red and blue so they’re “red fifth” and “blue fifth.” One fifth two fifth red fifth blue fifth.

…I still don’t get it.

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Photo 22 Sep 26,909 notes dkmissanya:

houseofalexzander:

Sending a big “FU” to the corporate side of the fashion industry.
As an increasingly successful fashion blogger, I have been targeted by several brands, large &amp; small, one of which is quite a large corporation. Why? Because I am undermining a very important part of their money making system.
Today, the fashion industry is split in half. You have Women’s fashion &amp; Men’s fashion. You will find designers here and there who produce androgynous designs but for the most part, the industry (brands &amp; corporate companies) want designers who either design Men’s wear or Women’s wear, and follow a very gendered structure. Everything from the tailoring to the materials has to be specific to the binary boy/girl gender system.  This is why you can’t find feminine style’s of clothing tailored for the average males body type in any department store, thus creating a “mens” &amp; “women’s” division.
Every time I modify the clothing I buy in department stores to fit my body type and then model it for people to see, not only am I inspiring people to step out of the box with their fashion choices, but I am merging two markets into one. Why is this bad for corporations?MONEY More markets equal more advertising and marketing opportunities which ultimately leads to more sales and more profit.
When I successfully inspire people to be less mindful about if they look like a girl or a boy, ultimately I am inspiring them to go against the gendered market system that brands and clothing companies make so much money off of.
I have received several hateful emails, discouraging my efforts as a fashion blogger. I was even asked by a large corporate clothing company to STOP buying their clothing and modifying it to fit my body type. They stated that by doing so, and sharing it with my audience that I was creating the illusion that gender did not exist, and that I am leading a bad example for society. …
A GENDERED SOCIETY CREATES A HUGE PROBLEM. IT DIVIDES PEOPLE.IT SEPERATES. IT CONTROLS. IT DISOLVES ANY &amp; ALL ORIGINALITY.
FUCK YOU, to any clothing brand, company &amp; corporation who’s got a problem with who I am, what I believe in &amp; how I express myself.
-Elliott Alexzander

This is just so important! Gendered clothing is such bullshit and I want more people to realize!!!

dkmissanya:

houseofalexzander:

Sending a big “FU” to the corporate side of the fashion industry.

As an increasingly successful fashion blogger, I have been targeted by several brands, large & small, one of which is quite a large corporation.
Why?
Because I am undermining a very important part of their money making system.

Today, the fashion industry is split in half.
You have Women’s fashion & Men’s fashion.
You will find designers here and there who produce androgynous designs but for the most part, the industry (brands & corporate companies) want designers who either design Men’s wear or Women’s wear, and follow a very gendered structure. Everything from the tailoring to the materials has to be specific to the binary boy/girl gender system.
This is why you can’t find feminine style’s of clothing tailored for the average males body type in any department store, thus creating a “mens” & “women’s” division.

Every time I modify the clothing I buy in department stores to fit my body type and then model it for people to see, not only am I inspiring people to step out of the box with their fashion choices, but I am merging two markets into one.
Why is this bad for corporations?
MONEY
More markets equal more advertising and marketing opportunities which ultimately leads to more sales and more profit.

When I successfully inspire people to be less mindful about if they look like a girl or a boy, ultimately I am inspiring them to go against the gendered market system that brands and clothing companies make so much money off of.

I have received several hateful emails, discouraging my efforts as a fashion blogger. I was even asked by a large corporate clothing company to STOP buying their clothing and modifying it to fit my body type. They stated that by doing so, and sharing it with my audience that I was creating the illusion that gender did not exist, and that I am leading a bad example for society. …

A GENDERED SOCIETY CREATES A HUGE PROBLEM.
IT DIVIDES PEOPLE.

IT SEPERATES.
IT CONTROLS.
IT DISOLVES ANY & ALL ORIGINALITY.

FUCK YOU, to any clothing brand, company & corporation who’s got a problem with who I am, what I believe in & how I express myself.

-Elliott Alexzander

This is just so important! Gendered clothing is such bullshit and I want more people to realize!!!

via stackcats.
Video 22 Sep 417 notes

icelandiclanguage:

umitk:

það besta sem hefur gerst.

"i know you were high at my mother in law´s wake"
"last week when you killed the dog"
"he sat on it while stoned"

If memory serves this happened when subtitles for The Sopranos were aired along with The Teletubbies, by mistake

That reminds me of a Teletubbies fanfic I read once.


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