http://polyglottalstop.tumblr.com/post/100438979634/lavidapoliglota-languages-are-a-lot-like-sports

lavidapoliglota:

languages are a lot like sports in my opinion

you’ve got to train every day to succeed in the sports you practise

there are always going to be people who seem to be naturals in the sports they practise, but after beginner level success is proportionate to effort no matter…

domtomi:

Beauties of the hungarian language

(via polyglottalstop)

bedlamsbard:

The difference between learning a modern language and an ancient language is that in first year French you learn “Where is the bathroom?” and “How do I get to the train station?” and in first year Attic Greek or Latin you learn “I have judged you worthy of death” and “The tyrant had everyone in the city killed.”

(via lingasms)

pkeoj:

"Yo contigo voy al fin del mundo… now shut up"
My grandpa to my grandma.

(via polyglottalstop)

Well you know swedish, so just drink some wine and you’ll understand norwegian as well. Add a bottle of vodka and you can do danish.
 tumblr user helspawn​, on how to instantly become fluent in all Scandinavian languages.  (via ergativity)

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languageek:

Impulsive buyer meets language geek and you get an Egyptian Hieroglyphic Dictionary.

(via lingasms)

datarep:

Languages used on the internet

Source: UCanDoEat (reddit)

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urulokid:

draw-yourmind:

onlythestrongx3:

This is not a photograph of lovers, this is a 400 year old marble statue of Pluto and Proserpina

HOW

Bernini, yall.

Fucking Bernini

tipsforlanguagelearning:

5oclockgazpacho:

tipsforlanguagelearning:

Progressing even more on the book for language learning/teaching. Please do let me know of any ideas for what I should make sure to include, exclude, whatever. Also I learnt a new word:chaw• the act of chewing something, especially something not intended to be swallowed• something chewed, especially tobaccohe passed the time chawing and spitting.

I love you, Tumblr-Post-by-awesome-person.

haha, thank you!! although you can just send me an ask or submit instead of reblogging
but you know, the things i write about are things anyone could write about. i just got a bit more serious about writing and collecting them all on one blog, compared with other people. plus i am too lazy to fix up my old posts…

tipsforlanguagelearning:

5oclockgazpacho:

tipsforlanguagelearning:

Progressing even more on the book for language learning/teaching. Please do let me know of any ideas for what I should make sure to include, exclude, whatever. Also I learnt a new word:

chaw
• the act of chewing something, especially something not intended to be swallowed
• something chewed, especially tobacco
he passed the time chawing and spitting.

I love you, Tumblr-Post-by-awesome-person.

haha, thank you!! although you can just send me an ask or submit instead of reblogging

but you know, the things i write about are things anyone could write about. i just got a bit more serious about writing and collecting them all on one blog, compared with other people. plus i am too lazy to fix up my old posts…

trishisthinkingagain:

pantryraids:

dlubes:

pantryraids:

is spelt spelled spelt or spelled

spelt is spelled spelt in any nation that isn’t america but in america spelt isn’t spelled spelt it’s spelled spelled

thank you so much

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The best thing about being a translator is that you never need to check the weather forecast.
(via mrinterpreter)

killsmedead:

lizznotliz:

gigidowns | courtenaybird:

The Get More Out of Google Infographic Summarizes Online Research Tricks for Students

I consistently forget these tricks. Now I have a visual. Thanks, Internet.

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I wish I’d known this in undergrad.

Sending this to my coworkers on Monday.

(via proudweirdaspie)

  • White Co-Worker:That's not how you say it.

  • My Dad:But you knew what I meant so why do you have to make a big deal out of it.

  • White Co-Worker:Aww come on man, it's funny, lighten up will yah Nestor?

  • My Dad:You know I speak 5 languages, right? How many can you speak?

  • White Co-Worker:Just English

  • My Dad:Tell me something. What does a cow say?

  • White Co-Worker:Moo?

  • My Dad:That's right, the cows in my country say that too. You know why? They can only speak one language *walks away*

  • White Co-Worker:*sheds white tears*

  • katiebakes641:

    This beautiful infographic is from the webcomic Stand Still Stay Silent.  It’s a dystopian adventure story that is funny and magical and simply magnificent.  I mean, look at this thing!  I don’t know which is better, the art or the writing.  Also, follow it on tumblr: sssscomic.

    (via spreadingsassyaroundtheworld)