fuckyeahmylanguage:

This video is about the grammar of romance languages and how it changed from vulgar latin into its current forms! (It’s part of a rather long series which you should watch more of :P)

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47perplexednoots:

pemsylvania:

in order to correctly speak German you have to yell everything angrily 

I honestly don’t understand where this stereotype comes from cuz every German I’ve met has been super polite and soft spoken and it’s more like “in order to speak German you have to go as fast a possible and slur every sch and ss sound into one big mess” 

Finally someone who gets it.

student: can i borrow a pencil
teacher: i don't know, CAN you?
student: yes, also colloquial irregularities occur frequently in any language and since you and the rest of our present company understood my intended meaning, being particular about the distinctions between "can" and "may" is purely pedantic and arguably pretentious

Vocabolario italiano

languageramblings:

polso (nm) - wrist

stesso (adj) - same

riuscire (v) - to leave, go out again

fianco (nm) - side, hip

pronta (adj) - ready, done

davvero (adv) - really, truly

chiunque (pron) - anyone, whoever

bensì (conj) - but, although, however

grado (nm) - degree

litigio (nm) - argument, fight

(via thelanguagelover)

Anonymous asked: So do you like Asian languages too or just the languages that are already romanized bc they have generally the same letters as English.

I honestly like any languages. I mean okay those using the Roman alphabet are always a little more welcome, it’s easier to learn them. But I do have interest in Urdu or Mandarin or Cantonese and Korean or Japanese.

souljannoying:

in order to correctly speak German you have to yell everything angrily 

Honestly I find this very offensive and it’s not even funny anymore. We got the point that you think we German speakers sound aggressive but if you actually meet someone who speaks it you realize we do not sound aggressive. Ugh.

(Source: pemsylvania, via hi)

Procrastinating and comparing Luxembourgish and German

lescitationsdujour:

Gudde Moien - Guten Morgen - Good morning

Gudden Owend - Guten Abend - Good evening

Gutt Nuecht - Gute Nacht - Good night

Äddi / Awar - Auf Wiedersehen - Goodbye

Wëllkomm - Willkommen - Welcome

Wéi geet et dir? - Wie geht es dir? - How are you? (informal)

Wéi…

THIS IS BRILLIANT! I LOVE THIS!

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Buchtipp

Soooo… I decided to do a book recommendation, “Buchtipp” in German.

At the moment I’m reading “Relato de un Náufrago” by Gabriel García Márquez, a famous Colombian author, and so far I’ve liked it. So, go ahead and read it peeps.

cinnamon-anemone:

thequarantinedmailman:

offonahuntingtrip:

aegean-sea:

LOWERCASE LETTERS ARE FOR THE LOWER CLASS

and here we have a capitalist 

Did you just.

let us all take a moment to appreciate that all of human history and human language and the universe itself aligned to make this joke possible

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