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not just followers, everyone.

same

I’m here if any of you need to talk<3

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The best part is, this post actually does something, it offers support, unlike one of those useless “reblog if you care” posts.

I honestly don’t believe it’s always preventable. The choice to commit suicide has to do with so many more things than not having someone to talk to.

(Source: cali4niadreaming)

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World’s languages traced back to single African mother tongue: scientists.

New Zealand researchers have traced every human language — from English to Mandarin — back to an ancestral language spoken in Africa 50,000 to 70,000 years ago.

Scientists say they have traced the world’s 6,000 modern languages — from English to Mandarin — back to a single “mother tongue,” an ancestral language spoken in Africa 50,000 to 70,000 years ago.

New research, published in the journal Science, suggests this single ancient language resulted in human civilization — a Diaspora — as well as advances in art and hunting tool technology, and laid the groundwork for all the world’s cultures.

The research, by Quentin Atkinson from the University of Auckland in New Zealand, also found that speech evolved far earlier than previously thought. And the findings implied, though did not prove, that modern language originated only once, an issue of controversy among linguists, according to the New York Times.

Before Atkinson came up with the evidence for a single African origin of language, some scientists had argued that language evolved independently in different parts of the world.

Atkinson found that the first populations migrating from Africa laid the groundwork for all the world’s cultures by taking their single language with them. “It was the catalyst that spurred the human expansion that we all are a product of,” Atkinson said, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Atkinson traced the number distinct sounds, or phonemes — consonants, vowels and tones — in 504 world languages, finding compelling evidence that they can be traced back to a long-forgotten dialect spoken by our Stone Age ancestors, according to the Daily Mail.

Atkinson also hypothesized that languages with the most sounds would be the oldest, while those spoken by smaller breakaway groups would utilize fewer sounds as variation and complexity diminished.

The study found that some of the click-using languages of Africa have more than 100 phonemes, or sounds, whereas Hawaiian, toward the far end of the human migration route out of Africa, has only 13, the Times reported. English has about 45 phonemes.

The phoneme pattern mirrors the pattern of human genetic diversity as humans spread across the globe from sub-Saharan Africa around 70,000 years ago.

Source: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/science/110415/language-science-linguistics-mother-tongue-english-chinese-mandarin-africa

This gives me LIFE from people who insist all languages (ALL no matter what) derive from latin bases.

Reblogging this for three reasons:

1) It’s awesome and worth knowing

2) It makes sense when you think about, you know, the whole history of human development (from a NOT white supremacist perspective at least)

3) To add that if anyone ever tries to say that all languages are derived from Latin [insert choked sound of disbelief and anger] you can inform their ignorant (probably racist) asses of this: Latin, as far as languages go, is an INFANT. It’s part of a subset of Indo-European languages and MOTHERFUCKER EVEN ENGLISH ISN’T ONE OF ITS DERIVATIVES. (French, Spanish, Italian, Romanian, and Portuguese are, as well as lots of their related languages and dialects, that’s it.) Latin isn’t even remotely old enough to be a mother language. It’s like saying alpacas were the original dinosaurs or some bullshit.

HUH! You dont FUCKING SAY?

WILL YOU LOOK THE FUCK AT THAT! 

Not surprising, but this is cool information!

the-darkest-of-lights:

THE DARKEST OF LIGHTS 3rd GIVEAWAY


As celebration for having over 8,000 followers and opening my new Etsy shop (TheDarkestOfLights) {https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheDarkestOfLights?ref=search_shop_redirect }I’m having my third giveaway as a thank you to all of my followers.

RULES
-you must be flowing my blog
@the-darkest-of-lights and I WILL check. because this giveaway is to thank my followers!
- don’t spam your followers
-Please make sure to have your ask box open, if I can’t contact you I’ll have to pick another winner! The winner will have 24 hours to respond, or I’ll select another.
- you must be 18 or have parental consent
-I’ll be covering the shipping as well.
- likes do not count
-You must have your ask feature enabled so I can get in contact with you!
-No giveaway blogs!
-You must be comfortable with giving me your mailing address (and you must also be in the USA).
-This giveaway isn’t associated with, administered, sponsored, or endorsed by Tumblr, and each person participating is giving information to me and not to Tumblr

THE PRIZE
• 1 cedar box
• 1 rowan berry and onyx bracelet
• some ethically wild crafted white sage
• 2 tea light candles
• 4 mint medley tea bags
• 1 wire wrapped quartz pendant
• 1 mandrake* bottle pendant (sealed for safety)
• 1 lapis and titanium quartz dust cover
• 1 natural fluorite crystal
• 1 hand written mystery spell
• 1 polymer clay offering bowl
• 1 feather

The giveaway will end
OCT 8 The Lunar eclipse


Good luck to everyone and thank you again! :)

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