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Language should be used as a tool of expression, not oppression

Why are written French and spoken French so different?

allthingslinguistic:

A really interesting answer to a question on Quora, from Andrew MacKenzie. Quora is sometimes weird about making you log in to read things, but I think this link will work.

The answer describes several areas where written and spoken French are different, and it’s worth reading in full,…

shitrichcollegekidssay:

if anything lack of bullshit “proper english” enhances meaning. most of you all know that: “wat, wAT,” and “What,” all have different meanings, and are intentional. same goes with most any colloquial irregularities: language is ever evolving because of those who use it to suit their needs.

holmeswilliam:

so i was reading my linguistics book when

?!!! y es

truuu

asjdklfj;asfkl;

holmeswilliam:

so i was reading my linguistics book when

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?!!! y es

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truuu

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asjdklfj;asfkl;

ninakathawa:

LINGUISTICS IS TRENDING
DID YOU HEAR ME??
J’AI DIT QUE LA LINGUISTIQUE EST EN TRAIN DE TENDRE

my dream tag =)))))

Today’s proverb: Language will evolve irregardless of your attempt to literally lock it away in a secluded tower. Obvs.

—Welcome to Night Vale episode 55 (via lomiel)

It is not healthy to swallow books without chewing.

—German proverb (via speculativegrammarian)

Let’s just appreciate this scene and Beckett #masterpiece

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