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ragehappyhunter:

no but really why dont we make a bigger deal about polyamory dont you all realize how cute it is just imagine

  • all of them sharing a bed
  • morning routines
  • sharing baths!!!!
  • literally the love btwn 3 or more people
  • shopping
  • no love triangle just lOVE
  • all ur AUs get 10x cuter

(via apostate-rebel)

monaters:

my mom has a CD of french classical music and in the back of the booklet it has this little collection of phrases and the pronunciation guide is the worst thing ive ever seen

"nawng" ???? "rerwhar"??? "byang"??? "bawngzhoor"???
Why did they add all those “g”s??? And as far as I know, “v”s sound the same between both languages?
I think I kind of understand what they were trying to do… Like, if you pronounce “bawng” for bon, in doing the whole sound you will pronounce the “a” close to how the “on” should sound… but you will also pronounce an extra “wg” that has no business being there. It won’t sound like French.
I’m no expert in English pronunciation (and it might change with regional accents) but instead of trying to simply add as many letter as one can to translate the sounds, I’d make a quick guide (without diving in the
International Phonetic Alphabet). For instance:
(They got some stuff as right as can be though, like “oi” sounding like “wa” and “ou” sounding like “oo”. And I guess “hr” is as close as  anything to the French “R”. That is a sound that simply has no equivalent anywhere in English. It’d not like the Spanish “R” either. You will have to listen to it in some wor another.)
"E" kinda sounds like the 1st "a" from again
"É" sounds like "hey" (then try to drop the "h" sound, so “‘ey")
"È", and the occasional "Ê" sound like the "e" in edge or egg
"J" (and the soft "G") is kind of equivalent, except that you English folk then to make a "DJ" sound… I figure you might need to listen to yourself carefully to notice, and then practice dropping the "d" sound…
"AN" (and sometimes, "EN") … well enough of you know how to pronounce "croissant” so you got it covered.
"ON" again I believe enough people nowadays can say "filet mignon" and nail the "on" sound :)
"IN" (and sometimes, "EN" or "EIN") is really tricky but I guess everyone knows how to pronounce "Einstein”, right? Or a bit like “yen” (the japanese currency). Try to isolate the “E” sound without the “-n”.  
Once you got that down… you are ready for the expert level:
"BIEN" … You take that sound you painstakingly managed to do for "IN" and go "byIN", or beeIN (like it’s imperative that the "by" sounds like "bee" and not "by" like in "bicycle”)
And then I guess if all else fails…Bayaaaaaaaannnnngggg is pretty funny! :D

monaters:

my mom has a CD of french classical music and in the back of the booklet it has this little collection of phrases and the pronunciation guide is the worst thing ive ever seen

"nawng" ???? "rerwhar"??? "byang"??? "bawngzhoor"???

Why did they add all those “g”s??? And as far as I know, “v”s sound the same between both languages?

I think I kind of understand what they were trying to do… Like, if you pronounce “bawng” for bon, in doing the whole sound you will pronounce the “a” close to how the “on” should sound… but you will also pronounce an extra “wg” that has no business being there. It won’t sound like French.

I’m no expert in English pronunciation (and it might change with regional accents) but instead of trying to simply add as many letter as one can to translate the sounds, I’d make a quick guide (without diving in the

International Phonetic Alphabet). For instance:

(They got some stuff as right as can be though, like “oi” sounding like “wa” and “ou” sounding like “oo”. And I guess “hr” is as close as  anything to the French “R”. That is a sound that simply has no equivalent anywhere in English. It’d not like the Spanish “R” either. You will have to listen to it in some wor another.)

"E" kinda sounds like the 1st "a" from again

"É" sounds like "hey" (then try to drop the "h" sound, so “‘ey")

"È", and the occasional "Ê" sound like the "e" in edge or egg

"J" (and the soft "G") is kind of equivalent, except that you English folk then to make a "DJ" sound… I figure you might need to listen to yourself carefully to notice, and then practice dropping the "d" sound…

"AN" (and sometimes, "EN") … well enough of you know how to pronounce "croissant” so you got it covered.

"ON" again I believe enough people nowadays can say "filet mignon" and nail the "on" sound :)

"IN" (and sometimes, "EN" or "EIN") is really tricky but I guess everyone knows how to pronounce "Einstein”, right? Or a bit like “yen” (the japanese currency). Try to isolate the “E” sound without the “-n”.  

Once you got that down… you are ready for the expert level:

"BIEN" … You take that sound you painstakingly managed to do for "IN" and go "byIN", or beeIN (like it’s imperative that the "by" sounds like "bee" and not "by" like in "bicycle”)

And then I guess if all else fails…Bayaaaaaaaannnnngggg is pretty funny! :D

(via hyperbali)

missmagicalstar asked: Ya hit the nail on the head, my dear Moonie. Happy TeCookiE!

Maaaan I missed all the fun

Thanks for the explanation <3 Mystery solved!

I just noticed these things…

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Are those…April’s Fools thingies? Clicking on Star’s leads to a Pinterest page about cookie recipes, Ryuki to a weird-ass video of LOTR characters dancing to japanese music, and Neko’s to a pic of Cookie Monster passed out after too many shots of milk and cookies

EDIT:

Not everyone has those but I found those… The cookie leads to this video of Cookie Monster and the smiley face to more tasty recipes

Was, like, Tegs replaced by a cookie clicker game or whatever on April Fools, and those who played received these depending on their score or something???