Posted 35 minutes ago

pastel-cutie:

I feel this on a personal level

(Source: slayboybunny)

Posted 39 minutes ago

unclefather:

i don’t read “uwu” as a smiley face in my head i read it as “ooo woo”

Posted 40 minutes ago
  1. me yesterday night : lol who needs sleep
  2. me today: i do. i need sleep.
  3. me tonight: lol who needs sleep
Posted 40 minutes ago
  1. troll: a trans person ate my birthday presents
  2. tumblr: wow totally legit i 100% believe this
  3. trans person: transphobia is a very big issue
  4. tumblr: well once a trans person ate this person's presents, so as far as i'm concerned transphobia isn't a big deal and you're a big whiny baby, gift-eater
Posted 7 hours ago
  1. me: watching tv show
  2. me: looks down at phone for 0.002 seconds
  3. me: misses entire plot line of episode, introduction of 2 new characters, 1 main character dies, they are in a different country, at some point someone reproduced and offspring are spoiled and someone got a pet cat
Posted 7 hours ago

muffinpines:

 Do you believe in the existence of extraterrestrials? // Logically, I would have to say no.

Posted 7 hours ago

thaxted:

nerdfaceangst:

theafrocentricasian:

World’s languages traced back to single African mother tongue: scientists.

New Zealand researchers have traced every human language — from English to Mandarin — back to an ancestral language spoken in Africa 50,000 to 70,000 years ago.

Scientists say they have traced the world’s 6,000 modern languages — from English to Mandarin — back to a single “mother tongue,” an ancestral language spoken in Africa 50,000 to 70,000 years ago.

New research, published in the journal Science, suggests this single ancient language resulted in human civilization — a Diaspora — as well as advances in art and hunting tool technology, and laid the groundwork for all the world’s cultures.

The research, by Quentin Atkinson from the University of Auckland in New Zealand, also found that speech evolved far earlier than previously thought. And the findings implied, though did not prove, that modern language originated only once, an issue of controversy among linguists, according to the New York Times.

Before Atkinson came up with the evidence for a single African origin of language, some scientists had argued that language evolved independently in different parts of the world.

Atkinson found that the first populations migrating from Africa laid the groundwork for all the world’s cultures by taking their single language with them. “It was the catalyst that spurred the human expansion that we all are a product of,” Atkinson said, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Atkinson traced the number distinct sounds, or phonemes — consonants, vowels and tones — in 504 world languages, finding compelling evidence that they can be traced back to a long-forgotten dialect spoken by our Stone Age ancestors, according to the Daily Mail.

Atkinson also hypothesized that languages with the most sounds would be the oldest, while those spoken by smaller breakaway groups would utilize fewer sounds as variation and complexity diminished.

The study found that some of the click-using languages of Africa have more than 100 phonemes, or sounds, whereas Hawaiian, toward the far end of the human migration route out of Africa, has only 13, the Times reported. English has about 45 phonemes.

The phoneme pattern mirrors the pattern of human genetic diversity as humans spread across the globe from sub-Saharan Africa around 70,000 years ago.

Source: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/science/110415/language-science-linguistics-mother-tongue-english-chinese-mandarin-africa

This gives me LIFE from people who insist all languages (ALL no matter what) derive from latin bases.

Reblogging this for three reasons:

1) It’s awesome and worth knowing

2) It makes sense when you think about, you know, the whole history of human development (from a NOT white supremacist perspective at least)

3) To add that if anyone ever tries to say that all languages are derived from Latin [insert choked sound of disbelief and anger] you can inform their ignorant (probably racist) asses of this: Latin, as far as languages go, is an INFANT. It’s part of a subset of Indo-European languages and MOTHERFUCKER EVEN ENGLISH ISN’T ONE OF ITS DERIVATIVES. (French, Spanish, Italian, Romanian, and Portuguese are, as well as lots of their related languages and dialects, that’s it.) Latin isn’t even remotely old enough to be a mother language. It’s like saying alpacas were the original dinosaurs or some bullshit.

Posted 7 hours ago

lordtrash:

If I ever like your sad post

It is support

I am not enjoying your tears

Posted 7 hours ago

Me, everyday.

Me, everyday.

Posted 7 hours ago

rosalyndablack:

thelookingglassss:

Love is a series of collages that were created using pieces of over 60 store bought puzzles. Although puzzle pieces are unique, and can only fit into one place within a puzzle, they are sometimes interchangeable within a brand. These puzzles were cut using the same die, but depict unrelated images.

(Source: free-parking)

Posted 7 hours ago
Posted 8 hours ago

politicalsexkitten:

I’m the feminist your father warned you about.

Posted 8 hours ago
Posted 10 hours ago

boku-no-poltergeist:

friendly reminder that the only reason fictional characters “choose” anything is because real actual people write them that way

(Source: pokemoneggs)

Posted 10 hours ago

briannedrouhard:

The magic circle of the magical lady society.

I wish this existed.