Overhearing the Kindergarten teacher read a book about a hispanic family that includes a smattering of Spanish words. And she makes it sound like “low sientoe” and, like, at the risk of a sort of intelectual or educational elitism… it really gets me when white people fearlessly mispronounce Spanish. Like… we live in Texas? This is a common language here. Please learn a bit about how to read it. Especially given that the pronunciation rules are _so easy_ compared to English! Bleh.

@benhamill Some people just don't seem to have the ability to distinguish the phonemes in foreign languages from their native one(s).

I knew a girl named Dawn when we were both teenagers and after four years of French, she was still pronouncing "dans" like "dance" instead of... like her name.

It took me 3-4 years after I took a semester of conversational Mandarin to figure out what was going on with ʂ and ç even though they're in Japanese (which I'd taken before that).

@kissmeagainarthas Yeah. There are some physical, neurological things there, too. I _may_ just be grumpy today.

(Narrator: He was certainly grumpy that day).

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Eldritch Café

Une instance se voulant accueillante pour les personnes queers, féministes et anarchistes ainsi que pour leurs sympathisant·e·s. Nous sommes principalement francophones, mais vous êtes les bienvenu·e·s quelle que soit votre langue.

A welcoming instance for queer, feminist and anarchist people as well as their sympathizers. We are mainly French-speaking people, but you are welcome whatever your language might be.