Me: 24. Oregon. Bi
Likes: Baking, Crochet, Crafts, D&D, Tattoos, Piercings, Pets, Lotions, Nail polish, Earrings, Make up, Video games, Comics, Anime, Colors, pipes, hats, roller skating, colorful hair, narwhals, foxes, hugs, roller coasters, coloring, and smiling: that's my favorite.
Dislikes: passive aggressive notes, close minded people, and I can't stand when people want to argue for the sake of arguing.
The linguistic lessons of Pig Latin
There’s a reason this language game just makes a certain kind of intuitive sense
I wrote an article for The Week using Pig Latin and other language games to explain and justify syllable structure. In a nutshell, Pig Latin splits words between the onset and rime, not at any other point:
The sounds that get sent to the end of the word in Pig Latin are the onset: Spring in Pig Latin is ing-spray, not ring-spay or pring-say. And the split where the itherg or aig or ub gets added in Gibberish and Aigy Paigy and Ubbi Dubbi is between the onset and the rhyme: spr-itherg-ing or spr-aig-ing or spr-ub-ing.
A few notes: I decided to use the more common spelling “rhyme” for that article since it felt more accessible, although I have seen “rime” more (but not exclusively) in linguistics articles and textbooks.
I also didn’t mention the other main distinction in syllable structure, which splits rimes into nucleus (vowel) plus coda (post-vowel consonant(s)), since it’s not particularly relevant for Pig Latin. Here’s more on syllable structure if you like, or a more entertaining diagram from SpecGram.
I haven’t seen this movie and I’m already 100% sure that it’s the most accurate video game adaptation in history
Loved this movie!
(Source: thatstacey, via killerstella)
AW LOOK AT HIM HE LOOKS SO PROUD OF HIMSELF LOOK AT THAT LIL SMILE OMG I CAN JUST FEEL THE HAPPINESS THIS DOG IS BEAUTIFUL OMG
Are you fucking kidding me that’s the cutest thing I’ve ever seen
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"Growing heart" pendant
Pendant that I wanted to make a few years, but the my skills were not good enough.
Polymer clay, acrylic, dry pastel, copper. Completely handmade.
Now this is my talisman, that warms the soul and awakens the love of life. I made it for a very long time, but now I know that there is absolutely nothing impossible.
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