Transparent Nagisa with his aliens!
Can we talk about how that purple and red ones down there are copying him? (≧∀≦)
Don’t call it Little Russian. Why the Ukraine’s lingua franca is a hot point.
In the West, it’s generally agreed that Ukrainian and Russian are separate languages, with 38 percent of their lexicon differing. (That’s slightly more than Spanish and Italian, which differ by 33 percent.) It’s also generally agreed that the three Eastern Slavic languages—Russian, Ukrainian, and Belarusian—split off from Old East Slavic about a thousand years ago.
Ukrainian and Russian are today closer than they were a hundred years ago due to Soviet Russification, and somewhat mutually intelligible—speakers in Ukraine often switch back and forth from one to the other. Flier told me that many Russians claim they understand Ukrainian, partly as a way of demoting it to dialect status. But, he pointed out, when Victor Yuschenko was prime minister and insisted on speaking Ukrainian to Vladimir Putin, Putin needed a translator to understand.
What makes a language, as opposed to a dialect, is a complicated a political issue. History alone does not determine distance. Case in point: Ukrainian and Russian have diverged and reconverged to some degree due to political actions taken to Russify the Ukrainian language. So, if the Ukrainian language continues to be suppressed and Russified, at what point would (objective) linguists argue that Ukrainian had become a dialect of Russian? Would they ever argue such a thing, given its fraught history? (I don’t know.)
i forget that im facebook friends with a bunch of old british women until they start bitching about the “loss of real language”
get off your high horse
“I’m on my way!” I say as I remain naked in bed
how do I set the sound she makes as my text alert
The thing about this is that sculptures like these in art history were for the male gaze. Photoshop a phone to it and suddenly she’s seen as vain and conceited. That’s why I’m 100% for selfie culture because apparently men can gawk at women but when we realize how beautiful we are we’re suddenly full of ourselves…
Girls don’t let anyone tell you loving yourself is vanity.