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March 25 2018

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petermorwood:

frosttoth:

newcleic-asshole:

languagenerds:

why does old english look like shitposting

wuss poppin jimþo

thats a thorn. That little half b half p looking abomination makes the “th” sound.

that says “thiccness”. That IS shitposting

who the fuck discovered time travel in 2017

Oak, and ash, and thorn

While there isn’t an abandoned letter called ‘oak’, there’s one called ‘ash’, that ligature (conjoined) ‘a’ and ‘e’ you see in old-ish British English spellings like “hæmorrhage”. 

It was originally æsc in Old English (Anglo-Saxon) but still pronounced ‘ash’ or ‘eysh’, according to my Uni tutor, though I never asked how he knew - based on rhyme, maybe, or a private time machine. 

There’s another letter, ‘eth’, which is the d with curved crossbarred stem - ð - usually written as plain ’d’ though in reality pronounced like the ‘th’ in ‘with’. 

Thus the chief Norse god isn’t Odin but Othin. 

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Volstagg the Voluminous, of course, is Ofat…

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WHO DID THIS

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May 16 2015

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otakufreak40:

viola-roadkill:

I laughed when I saw this fact but stopped when I saw the explanation…Turkey gained independence when the Ottoman Empire broke up and the new president decreed that Turkish would now be written with the Latin alphabet instead of the Arabic one.  Well that would cause problems enough, but breaking ties with the old empire wasn’t the only reason.

Kemal Atatürk wanted to force Turkey’s minorities to assimilate, and of course one good way to do this is through oppression of languages.  The Kurds were the most hard-hit - fully 20% of the population spoke Kurdish.  Q, W and X were outlawed and several new characters added to fit the Latin alphabet perfectly around the Turkish language - and make it more difficult to write in any other ones.

I’m gonna be perfectly honest here: Turkey isn’t exactly the biggest fan of minority languages. Apparently Article 42 of the Turkish constitution is:

No language other than Turkish shall be taught as a mother tongue to Turkish citizens at any institutions of training or education. Foreign languages to be taught in institutions of training and education and the rules to be followed by schools conducting training and education in a foreign language shall be determined by law. The provisions of international treaties are reserved.

Yeah.


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October 30 2014

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Daniel Radcliffe raps Blackalicious' "Alphabet Aerobics" on Jimmy Fallon
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October 13 2014

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August 02 2014

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History of the alphabet

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June 05 2014

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From a typo sparked a thought that has been already thought about pronouncing "w" the right way

April 14 2014

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July 24 2013

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Favorite Color In The Alphabet
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July 09 2013

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Guys, did you see that Nordic letters? from the top it spelt U.M.O.A

google search on nordic alphabets
WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN?! Umoa? Aomu? A society called U.M.O.A?
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May 23 2013

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lokidindeed:

i-deduce-youre-a-bitch:

YOU NIQQAS WANNA LEARN ELVISH?! HERE YA GO!

this makes me think about the post about the two girls who didn’t want to get caught sendes notes in class so they learned elvish

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May 17 2013

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mirkokosmos:

Daedric Alphabet

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April 17 2013

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Kitty Alphabet
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Tags: cat alphabet
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January 14 2013

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The ABC of Architects

This work is an alphabetical list of the most important architects with their best known building.

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December 07 2012

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Feribo typeface
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November 06 2012

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Vew homemade cheese crackers recipe here.
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October 12 2012

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September 10 2012

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