I keep wanting to say “Quid agunt, Ustedes?” and I think it might be a problem.
goats are literally Masters of Physics
The fourth dimension is not time.
It is goat.
one time i had a classics professor spend two whole class periods telling us why goats are AWESOME
and most of those reasons were “you can feed it trash and it will still produce milk!”
but i think this is a valid reason as well
i forgot for a little while that i love sandhi
but goddamn that shit is brilliant.
hey guys, when you say these sounds together they change
let’s just like
let’s just write it that way. and then we’ll know exactly what word it is because it sounds exactly like it’s spelled.
okay cool let’s do that.
Doodle by bored medieval school boy
This 15th-century doodle is found in the lower margin of a manuscript containing Juvenal’s Satires. This classical text was a popular device to teach young students - kids - morals. The medieval teacher Alexander Nequam stated: “Let the student read the satirists […] so that he may learn even in his younger days that vices are to be shunned” (quote here). Spoken like a true optimist, because this page shows what young school boys like to do with rules: disobey them. And so in stead of studying the student who used this book drew a funny doodle in the lower margin: a figure with a flower in one hand and what appears to be a pipe in the other. Could it be his teacher? Doodles are of all ages but those produced by bored school kids are the most entertaining.
Such a great tumblr, follow and you are bound to enjoy these discoveries
nat’l spelling BEE
is so much fun to watch for someone who likes languages because it’s a challenge but you can STILL impress your friends.
Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928 - May 28, 2014)
James Baldwin… said that “when you’re writing you’re trying to find out something you didn’t know.” When you write do you search for something that you didn’t know about yourself or about us?
Yes. When I’m writing, I am trying to find out who I am, who we are, what we’re capable of, how we feel, how we lose and stand up, and go on from darkness into darkness. I’m trying for that. But I’m also trying for the language. I’m trying to see how it can really sound. I really love language. I love it for what it does for us, how it allows us to explain the pain and the glory, the nuances and the delicacies of our existence. And then it allows us to laugh, allows us to show wit. Real wit is shown in language. We need language.
feel a strong need to tip my hat to this lady, partly because i’m in winston-salem, and partly because she was an artist, perhaps undervalued in her later years by more students in her community than she should have been.
can’t say i was clamoring to seek out a class with her, but also can’t say i would have had a decent chance at being one of the maybe 20 a semester who would have gotten a spot.
point here being: she did a thing a bunch of times, and this is certainly an appropriate time to acknowledge those things, how they made her who she was.
DID ROMANS HAVE A WORD FOR QUEEN BEE. they certainly knew enough about bees to know about the queen bee.
"Why did Ken set the soggy net on top of his deck?
I have put blood on her two clean yellow shoes.”
Nice visualization of speech but wooot?????? Maybe something for lingsamplesentences
me when i write in latin
ad celebrandam linguam latinam
hodie est SPEAK YOUR OWN LANGUAGE DAY!
sed ego linguam latinam non loquor quasi Romanus ciuis. utinam lingua latina uiuat aeterne!
today i also have to write a letter in latin for my latin class of the semester. it’s gone well so far, i think. i’d be using latin right now except that i was trained classically and “class,” “assignment,” and other such vocabulary are tough to come by without making up words or breaking from classical norms.
Greek is sometimes really a joke
HAHA THIS WORD IS FOUR VOWELS (one is a diphthong) AND ONE CONSONANT LOL
from a normal word.
goddammit greeks, how did you ever distinguish these things in real life. furthermore, why.
and then there’s εἴμι, featuring such forms as ἰείη
because consonants are for squares
when you realize that no culture is actually self-contained
(not to mention all the greek that shows up in literature primarily written in Latin)