polyglotsoftheweek:

Mariah takes you with her on a trip through the city she loves before she leaves it…

deutschland-germany:

House in Upper Bavaria

deutschland-germany:

House in Upper Bavaria

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the-fandoms-are-cool:

the-fandoms-are-cool:

leradny:

videohall:

Astronaut readjusts to life back on Earth

> Don’t give him a baby for a while.

HE GRABS THE CUP BUT THEN HE DROPS THE PEN 0.0003 SECONDS LATER

AND HE LOOKS UP AT THE CEILING INSTEAD OF AT THE GROUND WHEN HE CAN’T FIND THEM

I CAN’T STOP LAUGHING HE JUST DROPS IT

IT’S NOT FUNNY IT’S VERY LOGICAL THAT HE WOULD HAVE ADJUSTED TO LIVING LIFE WHILE HE WAS IN SPACE BECAUSE IT’S DIFFERENT FROM EARTH BUT I CAN’T FUCKING BREATHE

*THUNK*

YES IT’S BACK ON MY DASH THIS IS MY FAVORITE VIDEO

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puppetvision:

Yup, I think it’s safe to say that the Dragon is working at the annual “Drachenstich” festival in Bavaria (learn more about it on the PuppetVision Blog).

puppetvision:

Yup, I think it’s safe to say that the Dragon is working at the annual “Drachenstich” festival in Bavaria (learn more about it on the PuppetVision Blog).

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"Scare the world: Be exactly who you say you are and tell the truth."

— (via lovejailyric)

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spaceexp:

The Milky Way and Andromeda above Yosemite’s Valley and Half Dome
Source: P-Helen (reddit)

spaceexp:

The Milky Way and Andromeda above Yosemite’s Valley and Half Dome

Source: P-Helen (reddit)

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thatswhywelovegermany:

Learn the German cases with the Werewolf (but only singular)

Der Werwolf — poem by Christian Morgenstern

"Your voice sounds completely different in different languages. It alters your personality somehow. I don’t think people get the same feeling from you. The rhythm changes. Because the rhythm of the language is different, it changes your inner rhythm and that changes how you process everything.

When I hear myself speak French, I look at myself differently. Certain aspects will feel closer to the way I feel or the way I am and others won’t. I like that—to tour different sides of yourself. I often find when looking at people who are comfortable in many languages, they’re more comfortable talking about emotional stuff in a certain language or political stuff in another and that’s really interesting, how people relate to those languages."

— François Arnaud, for Interview Magazine (via gilbertnorrell)

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wikitongues:

Halo! Olsem wanem? How are things? Welcome back to another #WeeklyTongue! 

This week’s featured language is Bislama! Have you ever heard of it? Bislama is spoken in Vanuatu. You can watch Ladonna speaking Bislama and Neverver in our video. Take time to read the transcript of what she says, too! 

Bislama is a creole, and is recognized as an national language in Vanuatu since its independence in 1980. Despite Bislama being a national language, it is banned in schools and English and French are used for official purposes. Vanuatu’s national anthem, Yumi Yumi Yumi, is in Bislama. Yumi means us or we. Over 95% of Bislama vocabulary comes from English, and the rest has French and other Vanuatu language influences. 

Bislama or Bichelamar comes from the 19th century word Beach-la-Mar, which is from the pseudo-French “biche de mer” which means sea-cucumber. It was an important export at the time. 

Did you know Vanuatu is the most linguistically-dense country in the world? It only has a population of 252,000 and the people from the 83 islands speak 113 languages together. 

Other language facts and grammar:

Placing the word “ol” before a word makes it a plural, and it comes from the English word “all”. Finis means finished, or already depending on its place in a sentence. Save, coming from the french savor, means to know or be able to. Solwota, which comes from “salt water”, means sea. To waddle is “wombat dakdak, which comes from “walkabout duck”. Unconscious is “haf ded”. Can you guess where that came from?

If you’re interested in more information, check out these links.

Info http://www.pentecostisland.net/languages/bislama/guide.htm

Learn Bislama http://www.pentecostisland.net/languages/bislama/ and http://www.hawaii.edu/satocenter/langnet/definitions/bislama.html

Writing system and sample text http://www.omniglot.com/writing/bislama.php

Phrases and info http://www.pacificislandtravel.com/vanuatu/about_destin/bislama.asp

Tangkyu! Thank you!

(via polyglotparty)

jedavu:

Ink Drawings of Famous European Cities by Sunga Park

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