I think emojis are an interesting development in communication. Having recently been aded to unicode, they are now even more widely available. Some have started using the eggplant emoji in a sexually suggestive way, which has lead instagram to ban them. What are you thoughts on this?
What do you call the evening meal? I normally call it supper, but sometimes I also call it dinner, although dinner sounds a bit more classy to me. Is there variation in the names of the evening meal where you live? I live in South Africa, and there is a lot of language variation here. We have 11 official languages and many more languages spoken here besides 🙂
How language began is a question we have been asking ourselves for a very long time. And there are many proposed answers for it. In the video in this post, they present some possibilities. My idea is that language emerged once humans were intelligent enough to recognise sounds, and had the physical apparatus to make the same complex sounds repeatedly. The rest of language can be built on top of that system.
Don’t criticise the way people talk in their native language. All languages change and evolve, and if this mode of speaking sticks around it will be because it serves some kind of purpose. People who don’t like “uptalk” are simply not aware that language changes all the time
It is so weird for such an accomplished actor to not be able to say such a simple word. I mean, it’s just penguins. Although, now that I think about it, it is not a word we say very often. But what kind of problem is there with the word. It is not a very hard word to say. This video is still hilarious though 😀
Some words in French encompass meanings that are handled by two separate words in English. The word “avocat” in French means both “advocate” and “avocado”. All three of those words are derived from Spanish “abogado” which means “advocate”. The Spanish word for “avocado” is “aguacate”. At some point people got confused by “abogado” and that became the word used for both “advocate” and “avocado”. Languages can be really weird sometimes!
What is your opinion on pickup lines? Do they work on you? I think a pick up line only works if it gets a conversation going. No one is ever gonna start a relationship with you just because you have a good line, but they could choose to want to get to know you better if you are funny 🙂
This is an awesome video! I love hearing old music. It comes from a long forgotten time where everything was very different. It feels like I am listening to back to the beginning of civilization. Also, this song is in the language it was originally written in. It must have taken a lot of work to get the pronunciation just right 🙂
Nach kom en nu meen vach begin
Es zou niet eenden bis meen tod
Ig zou ken zena haben
ken land haben, en ken kinder machen
Ig zou ken kron tragen en ken rum winen
Ig zou leeven en sterven ouf meen stelung
Ig ar de sverd in de dunkel
Ig ar de vacher ouf de mouer
Ig ar de fouer das bren teen de koud
de lich das de dameren bring
de horn das de slaaperen oufvach
de zild das de landen fon manen shooz
Ig vidme meen leve en era su de nach vach
for dies nach en al de nach das kom
Nacatan cumat ont ni mon wacatul pocenath
Ote sullat necat ontan pet mon totha
Oce sullo con woful hapan
con landan hapan, ont con cenderen macan
Oce sullo con crunan thracan ont con roma wenan
Oce sullo lofan ont satarfan mon satoline
Oce pon tharas saworatha tharas thine
Oce pon thun wacaran thela muharanen
Oce pon tharas fuhara that paronath thon thel cuthol
tharas lecata that thel damarenul paronath
tharas horan that tharas salaparen ufwacan
tharas seltan that tharas landen maneno sutam
Oce wetmono mon lofa ont ora thun nacata wacato
thos nacata ont all tho nacatena that cuman
Night gathers and now my watch begins.
It shall not end until my death.
I shall take no wife.
Hold no lands, father no children.
I shall wear no crowns and win no glory.
I shall live and die at my post.
I am the sword in the darkness.
I am the watcher on the walls.
I am the fire that burns against the cold.
the light that brings the dawn.
the horn that wakes the sleepers.
the shield that guards the realms of men.
I pledge my life and honor to the night’s watch,
for this night and all the nights to come
Sometimes words aren’t what they seem. They can seem to be related but they aren’t. Did you know that cleave is it’s own opposite? That is because it is two words that merged together due to sound shift, but the two separate meanings still remain. As with the words showcased in this video, the meaning of a lot of these words have become obscured over time, but you can now discover them 🙂