Where does your tongue stay when you’re not speaking? If you’re an English-speaker, it’s behind the top front teeth. If you’re a Russian-speaker, it’s on the bottom of your mouth, lying flat.
I JUST FREAKING CONSCIOUSLY CHECKED AND TRIED TO MAKE IT LAY FLAT BUT NO, IT’S SERIOUSLY AT THE TOP OF MY MOUTH. I DON’T LIKE THIS
Good observation! It’s because of the parts of your mouth you have to use in order to speak your language!!
If you look up the places of articulation (which I highly recommend cuz it’s fucking cool), you will find charts that look like these:
I know that this looks confusing (and I’m doing this quickly so I won’t take all of your time), but they are charts to show what part of the mouth are used for specific sounds. This can be labeled simply as front/center/back and high/mid/low (as in a dissection of the parts of your mouth), or in a more specific way, using the the resulting motion (trill/flap/fricative/etc) and the part of the face-area (bilabial/uvular/glottal/etc) used.
Each language has it’s own specific set of sounds to use, and therefore each speaker of each language grows up prepared to use specific parts of their mouth. (The discrepancy between sounds needed and sounds made for non-native speakers results in accents.)
Because English speakers mostly use the front of their mouths and their nasal passages to talk (if you don’t believe me, say “put” and “nope” and “flop”), the tongue is more comfortable relaxed in the position that it is, behind the front teeth, while people who speak Russian as their first language will rest their tongue flat, because they use throatier noises to speak (if you don’t believe be, say “кролик” or “автомобиль” or “кровать”). People who speak other languages will find that their “resting” position is wherever their tongue spends the most time!
P H O N E T I C S !
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Will American Ninja Warrior crown its first female champion at the top of Mount Midoriyama?
Kacy Catanzaro became the first woman ever to complete a city finals course, in Dallas, and the first woman to ever make it to the finals in Las Vegas. If she manages to conquer Mount Midoriyama she could win the $500,000 prize and the title of American Ninja Warrior.
We just redefined “plays like a girl!”
or purposefully shout to draw it say for like a challenge or to save a friend in multiplayer or something
oh my god shannon never make video games that is terrifying
THIS SOUNDS AWESOME
Now that’s what I call next gen
watching a friend play it and yelling YO UGLY SHE’S OVER HERE
just fucking draw. don’t compare yourself to other people, don’t stop because you drew a lot last tuesday and you haven’t visibly improved. it takes time, effort, and a lot of perseverance. besides, no matter how “bad” you think you are, there’s still gonna be someone who thinks the stuff you produce is the best goddamn thing they’ve ever seen in their entire life. the artist you were five years ago would have their mind fucking blown by the artist you are today. so just draw a fuckton, because every new thing you draw is one drawing better than you were before.
the hunger games aren’t amazingly unique or flawless or anything but I think katniss as a character is very important and i think the media misunderstands
we aren’t in it for the cute boys. we’re in it for katniss. thousands of young girls were introduced to an introverted, angry girl born into poverty and watched her become the savior of the world and the media doesn’t seem to understand that she, as a character, is important to girls. not who she dates, but her
Also good for the kids. They encourage having slow readers read to the family pets. A dog will listen to a kid read a whole book one damn sssyl-la——-ble at a time, and it will never get frustrated, or correct their pronunciation, or start playing Angry Bird because it can’t stand listening to the slowness any more. The dog will look at the kid approvingly, because, human. Human is talking. Human is interacting.
So this is a great win-win.