German language change 

I bet by the time I finally get a handle on the the three (!) imperatives they will be gone >.>

science sillypost 

every time when you finish inputting new data and rerun your models

(source + extra panel: )

me on day N: I wish I did more stuff with .

me on day N+2: get an email from Kurdistán Solidaridad regarding the «Defendamos la vida en Rojava en tiempo de Covid-19» initiative, asking me questions regarding my signature, all in Spanish.

A timely video class is taking place every Monday! Def gonna check this out.

learning :

girl, ergative languages are such a trip :D

and how do they manage to juggle accusative alignment in the present tense and ergativity in the past :D

have a nice Sunday! today I bring to you the intensely white male energy of this outraged footnote from my 19th century German textbook (Worman's « Complete German Grammar »).

done with this lexi gig ♪

things learned by accident:

- there isn't too much consistency in Tōhoku prenasalisation

- Akita ppl love to put the diminutive (-kko) *everywhere*
- Including manako, so if the etym. me-no-ko is correct, that would be me-no-ko-kko

- Akiyama has aomu 'to green' which totally should be a thing in SJ

- 'to fall' = ton-suru in Akiyama babytalk

- Akiyama ~doesn't~ have 13124 words for snow

- Akita danjagunja = stubborn

food photo, linguistics sillypost 

voiceless uvular fricative Marmorkuchen

trans issues, academia 

want to keep a trans researcher happy? call us by name. call us by our full names, not a gender-neutral abbreviation, not a family name. and let us change our logins, emails and such.

it took a long time for me to convince . At first they flat-out refused, saying a legal name change is required (despite me explaining the impossiblity of that as a Brazilian immigrant). in the end the Ergänzungsausweis came to the rescue.

things I love about German 

warum, wieso, weshalb, weswegen, maybe also wozu, wofür

in the modern world, museum exhibits often frame art in harsh, clinical, all-white surroundings whose ‘neutrality’ is too seldomly discussed (see Batchelor, « Chromophobia » for more; compare the Japanese tea ceremony for a radically different approach to appreciating art objects).

at the Ruhr-Universität, our dystopic nightmare of a beautiful Brutalist library provides quite another atmosphere to the colourful paintings in this corridor.

academic branding sillypost, Ruhr-Universität Bochum 

This is my daily-use perfume: Knowledge by RUB. It’s the official fragrance of my university. Does ~your~ university have an official smell? Huh? Does it?? Didn't think so, nerd. And it's in IPA and crap so you know it's scientific. It uses compounds show 😆 by science 😂 to stimulate 😂 thinking 🤣🤣

(seriously I wanted this cause I found the whole thing throughly amusing, then gf got me one & I actually like it)

<del>Columbus</del> <del>Thorfinn Kárlsefni</del> <ins>a few monkeys on a raft</ins>

structured procrastination, thesis 

it is intimidating but thrilling.

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A book about making trees and the authors are together called Baumsmith (Baum=tree).

(via @skalyan )

facing one's gaps in knowledge 


*starts trawling library website/libgen for books*

I knew with total certainty what this footnote was going to cite, and it was. Kudos Forkel et al. 2018.

(link from second screenshot for convenience: )

phonology sillypost 

the waveform of this sample of usagi ‘rabbit’ kind of looks like a top-down rabbit

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