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eldritchwug ha dicho: I’m happy for you.

Thank you! :) You are sweet.


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Went to the therapist for an introductory conversation today. It went well, he said I explained my problems and their origins very clearly. I think I’m going to continue, this could be really good for me.


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eldritchwug:

jespru:

spanishskulduggery:

Speaking of really formal and slightly poetic language, the fancy term for El Norte “North” is el septentrión.

Chances are you will not be seeing septentrión or septentrional “northern” unless you’re talking about astronomy or latitude/longitude.

Because el septentrión is the Spanish version of the Latin term “seven oxen”, which make up the constellation El Carro.

In Spanish El Carro is “the Cart” …but in English we call it “the Big Dipper”… which is part of la Osa Mayor which is “Ursa Major” or “the Big (female) Bear”.

So literally septentrional would be “pointing towards the direction of the North Star” because Polaris, also known as la Estrella Polar is the North Star.

The fancy way to refer to El Sur “the South” is la meridión and “southern” would be meridional… which would literally be “mid-day”.

Outside of astronomy, some poets or famous writers may throw in septentrional now and again.

I think I’ve seen Borges use it

Not every English dialect. I’ve heard of the Big Dipper being known as The Plough.

In Dutch, we call it the saucepan (steelpannetje).


hace 6 horas // 37 notas

spanishskulduggery:

takemeonship:

spanishskulduggery:

I still don’t understand why mar meaning “sea” can be masculine or feminine.

Like sometimes it makes absolute sense when there’s a different article and you get a whole different word…

el coma = coma, like “comatose”
la coma = a comma, as in grammar

la mañana =…

I have never heard someone say “la mar” like ever.

What’s weird is that sometimes poets do both. Usually el mar is the “physical sea” and la mar would be “the personified sea” or “the exaggerated / hyperbolic seas or waters”.

So for instance in Cervantes’ Viaje del Parnaso you have…

Y, como no le mezclas ni confundes
en cosas de agibílibus rateras,
ni en el mar de ganancia vil le hundes,
ellos, o traten burlas o sean veras,
sin aspirar a la ganancia en cosa,
sobre el convexo van de las esferas,
pintando en la palestra rigurosa
las acciones de Marte, o entre las flores
las de Venus, más blanda y amorosa.

But then in the same exact work you also have…

Pidióselo la diosa, aficionada
a que vivan poetas zarabandos
de aquellos de la seta almidonada;
de aquellos blancos, tiernos, dulces, blandos,
de los que por momentos se dividen
en varias setas y en contrarios bandos;
los contrapuestos vientos se comiden
a complacer la bella rogadora,
y con un solo aliento la mar miden,
llevando a la pïara gruñidora
en calabazas y odres convertida,
a los reinos contrarios del Aurora

Chances are you’ll read la mar more than you’ll ever hear it.

(vía spanishskulduggery)


hace 20 horas // 95 notas

spanishskulduggery:

Speaking of really formal and slightly poetic language, the fancy term for El Norte “North” is el septentrión.

Chances are you will not be seeing septentrión or septentrional “northern” unless you’re talking about astronomy or latitude/longitude.

Because el septentrión is the Spanish version of the Latin term “seven oxen”, which make up the constellation El Carro.

In Spanish El Carro is “the Cart” …but in English we call it “the Big Dipper”… which is part of la Osa Mayor which is “Ursa Major” or “the Big (female) Bear”.

So literally septentrional would be “pointing towards the direction of the North Star” because Polaris, also known as la Estrella Polar is the North Star.

The fancy way to refer to El Sur “the South” is la meridión and “southern” would be meridional… which would literally be “mid-day”.

Outside of astronomy, some poets or famous writers may throw in septentrional now and again.

I think I’ve seen Borges use it


hace 20 horas // 37 notas
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anoia:

mark-the-human:

what if Korra goes to the swamp to find Toph and finds Shrek instead

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(vía korratic)


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