|—||Raymond Carver (via generic-art)|
Finns have an astounding array of precise words for various sounds.
Here are some examples:
sirinä - the sound a cricket or a high pitched electronic device
sorina - crowd talking busily
surina - a buzz like an insect or a kitchen appliance
särinä - a tingly or crackly…
- Kekkuloida = to prance around or just hang out naked (yes, the word includes the presumption that you are naked)
- Örveltää = to be really drunk and do whatever you do when you’re really drunk, like crawling in a ditch somewhere on all fours
Photo source: http://kuvaton.com/browse/30237/finnish.jpg
I just found out that the person who made this is actually Brazilian. Amazeballs.
Here are all possible word forms of Finnish word “Kauppa” (a shop) by Fred Karlsson.
Original list: http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/~fkarlsso/genkau2.html
(I know it’s hard to read but there were no possible ways to make it reasonable in size and easy to read at the same time. You can see the whole list by visiting the source page)
:EDIT: Of course tumblr had to shrink it. Here’s bigger picture: LINK
|—||Researchers at Norway’s Stavanger University say that you’re less likely to remember stuff reading it from a Kindle than you are a book, and the fact that you don’t have to turn the page may be part of the reason. (via shortformblog)|