- English:Searching detectives will search searching detectives
- Finnish:Etsivät etsivät etsivät etsivät etsivät.
- English:An inventor invented a cookie. After inventing a cookie the inventor invented that the cookie was already invented.
- Finnish:Keksijä keksi keksin. Keksittyään keksin keksijä keksi keksin keksityksi.
- English:Kokko (name), gather the whole kokko (midsummer fire)! The whole kokko? The whole kokko.
- Finnish:Kokko, kokoo koko kokko kokoon! Koko kokkoko? Koko kokko.
- English:Hilja is a woman who says to another woman called Hilja to be quiet ("hiljaa"). And she says it so quietly that Hilja can't hear how quietly Hilja says "be quiet".
- Finnish:Hiljaa Hilja sanoi Hiljalle hiljaa niin hiljaa ettei Hilja kuullut miten hiljaa Hilja sanoi Hiljalle hiljaa.
English is not my native language.
So everytime I type something wrong or use the wrong word or the wrong tempus or grammar etc. I always get paranoid that someone who has english as their native language, will read what I wrote and spot all the mistakes I made and think, “Is she stupid or something??” or “Daamn, he...
“Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language.”
English has alternating stress patterns that indicate whether related words are nouns (first syllable stressed) or verbs (second syllable stressed): Noun: récordVerb: recórd (x) My fucking god!! This is why English does the thing!!!!
Fuck internalized racism.
It turns us into monsters. Today in class the professor had us partner up with someone else and discuss an issue with each other. One person would write and the other would read it out loud to the class. A very quiet Iraqi lady came up to me and asked to be my partner. I am normally a very talkat...
Fun fact: Italian hasn’t changed much since Dante. Modern Italians could read ancient texts from 1200 without much difficulty. By comparison, the Beowulf, which was written in Old English about 1000 years ago, is now entirely incomprehensible to modern English readers.
I love the phrase “what the entire fuck” because it implies that there exists some scenario that warrants only a “what the partial fuck”.
- Education:I have made a Standard.
- Linguists:you fucked up a perfectly good vernacular is what you did. look at it. it's got elitism.
Reblog with your favorite word in the English language.
If authors were lovers to the English language
Wilde would whisper flowery sweet nothings in your ear during foreplay but then have his very dirty way with you Fitzgerald would spend like an hour bragging about how good he was and then come much too soon Shakespeare would make up positions on the spot but they’d be awesome Doyle would plea...
Isn’t it weird how you would say ‘on’ if you’re talking about a tv show and ‘in’ if it was a movie? like “she was on Doctor Who” “she was in The Avengers” I never even thought about this before.