Conversation Between Freya and Fynn

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  1. Huh. Didn't think about that. Especially weird since there are actually cat demons in the series.

  2. Did demons but didn't do a cat. Not even a cat demon!
  3. New art! Still no cat in sight
  4. Japanese and Korean are weird cases because they're both language isolates, meaning they have no families whatsoever and are unique, but they do sound similar to each other!

    Also, don't take it the wrong way. I don't wanna bitch, I just like to educate people on the things I've learned since I think it's fascinating and can help make our world bigger!
  5. Spading not spading! Autocorrect!

    There goes my lecture
  6. Probably why I picked it up the easiest then! Also Swedish was very easy for me to try to learn too because I had the 4 years of german study and normally know english! That's interesting!

    Yeah I am a dumb american when it comes to those languages. I think it's not being around them? Because I would not have known much of anything of what you just said about the languages xD We're so far from them, I think that's why we just kind of all associate them together. They sound similar to us, seeing as how they're all foreign but tend to use similar flows? I guess is what it is? They aren't the same words but they have more like K's in them stuff like that. So we clump them together.

    Same thing I think happens with many of the Asian languages. Having briefly studied the very basics of Japanese and Korean now, I can tell the difference but many americans cannot and I could not before i looked into them.
  7. Consider this - German is the closest language to English when it comes to roots. Makes you think, doesn't it?
  8. Lecture time.

    Polish, Slovak, and Czech are the three most well-known representatives of Western Slavonic languages, with Czech and Slovak being the most similar because Czechoslovakia's split was way more political than anything (Polish is in a group within the group called lechitic languages, among which there is also Kashubian - a minority language in the Kashuby legion - and maybe Silesian but some consider that a dialect of Polish instead, but I digress) But anyway, if you're Polish and go to Czechia or Slovakia, you can still communicate pretty okay. It's not perfect (TONS of false friends, like the word "szczotka" meaning "brush" in Polish and "whore" in Czech), but when we hear each other's languages we get this weird sense of familiarity, like you're expecting Polish sentences to come out but then something's off - English has similar relations with some Norse languages, I think. Can't tell you which, though.

    Then there are the Eastern Slavonic languages. So Russian, Ukrainian, Belarus, etc. Everything to the East of Poland. Not only do most of the languages not use the Latin alphabet, but they have an incredibly distinct intonation and there's a huge vowel shift, not to mention we have really few grammar rules and vocab in common (e.g. the Polish "dziękuję" which means "thank you" actually has germanic roots, as "ęk" is pretty much pronounced "enk", while the Russian "spading" is a Slavonic root). Also, several Baltic countries like Latvia and Estonia have Russian as their second language because they used to be Soviet republics. In Poland and Czechia and Slovakia, on the other hand, not only do we not speak Russian as a second language, but we're also way too far removed from that language to vaguely understand what they mean. So no, we don't speak or understand Russian here, and you can speak Polish with a fake Russian accent to make it sound like you're a wacky foreigner (which makes it really cringey when English-speaking people try to imitate a Polish accent by sounding Russian).

    And then there are the Southern Slavonics like Serbian, Sorbian, Slovenian, etc. again, vaguely familiar-something, not in the least understandable.
  9. I learned what the word in spanish is for wine! It's Vino! Important things!

    I admit I am one of those people like "Oh it's a slovic language, it's basically the same right?" Sorry
  10. Honestly, though, Czechs have it even worse because Czechia doesn't even sound like a real country
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