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theafrocentricasian:

World’s languages traced back to single African mother tongue: scientists.
New Zealand researchers have traced every human language — from English to Mandarin — back to an ancestral language spoken in Africa 50,000 to 70,000 years ago.
Scientists say they have traced the world’s 6,000 modern languages — from English to Mandarin — back to a single “mother tongue,” an ancestral language spoken in Africa 50,000 to 70,000 years ago.
New research, published in the journal Science, suggests this single ancient language resulted in human civilization — a Diaspora — as well as advances in art and hunting tool technology, and laid the groundwork for all the world’s cultures.
The research, by Quentin Atkinson from the University of Auckland in New Zealand, also found that speech evolved far earlier than previously thought. And the findings implied, though did not prove, that modern language originated only once, an issue of controversy among linguists, according to the New York Times.
Before Atkinson came up with the evidence for a single African origin of language, some scientists had argued that language evolved independently in different parts of the world.
Atkinson found that the first populations migrating from Africa laid the groundwork for all the world’s cultures by taking their single language with them. “It was the catalyst that spurred the human expansion that we all are a product of,” Atkinson said, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Atkinson traced the number distinct sounds, or phonemes — consonants, vowels and tones — in 504 world languages, finding compelling evidence that they can be traced back to a long-forgotten dialect spoken by our Stone Age ancestors, according to the Daily Mail.
Atkinson also hypothesized that languages with the most sounds would be the oldest, while those spoken by smaller breakaway groups would utilize fewer sounds as variation and complexity diminished.
The study found that some of the click-using languages of Africa have more than 100 phonemes, or sounds, whereas Hawaiian, toward the far end of the human migration route out of Africa, has only 13, the Times reported. English has about 45 phonemes.
The phoneme pattern mirrors the pattern of human genetic diversity as humans spread across the globe from sub-Saharan Africa around 70,000 years ago.
Source: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/science/110415/language-science-linguistics-mother-tongue-english-chinese-mandarin-africa

This gives me LIFE from people who insist all languages (ALL no matter what) derive from latin bases.

nerdfaceangst:

theafrocentricasian:

World’s languages traced back to single African mother tongue: scientists.

New Zealand researchers have traced every human language — from English to Mandarin — back to an ancestral language spoken in Africa 50,000 to 70,000 years ago.

Scientists say they have traced the world’s 6,000 modern languages — from English to Mandarin — back to a single “mother tongue,” an ancestral language spoken in Africa 50,000 to 70,000 years ago.

New research, published in the journal Science, suggests this single ancient language resulted in human civilization — a Diaspora — as well as advances in art and hunting tool technology, and laid the groundwork for all the world’s cultures.

The research, by Quentin Atkinson from the University of Auckland in New Zealand, also found that speech evolved far earlier than previously thought. And the findings implied, though did not prove, that modern language originated only once, an issue of controversy among linguists, according to the New York Times.

Before Atkinson came up with the evidence for a single African origin of language, some scientists had argued that language evolved independently in different parts of the world.

Atkinson found that the first populations migrating from Africa laid the groundwork for all the world’s cultures by taking their single language with them. “It was the catalyst that spurred the human expansion that we all are a product of,” Atkinson said, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Atkinson traced the number distinct sounds, or phonemes — consonants, vowels and tones — in 504 world languages, finding compelling evidence that they can be traced back to a long-forgotten dialect spoken by our Stone Age ancestors, according to the Daily Mail.

Atkinson also hypothesized that languages with the most sounds would be the oldest, while those spoken by smaller breakaway groups would utilize fewer sounds as variation and complexity diminished.

The study found that some of the click-using languages of Africa have more than 100 phonemes, or sounds, whereas Hawaiian, toward the far end of the human migration route out of Africa, has only 13, the Times reported. English has about 45 phonemes.

The phoneme pattern mirrors the pattern of human genetic diversity as humans spread across the globe from sub-Saharan Africa around 70,000 years ago.

Source: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/science/110415/language-science-linguistics-mother-tongue-english-chinese-mandarin-africa

This gives me LIFE from people who insist all languages (ALL no matter what) derive from latin bases.

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Anonymous said: 1-112?

1 - Who was the last person you texted? -Jessy bby (I’m still confused as to whether I should spell it Jessy or Jessie)
2 - When is your birthday? -23rd Janurary
3 - Who do you want to be with right now? -JESS BECAUSE SHE’S AT LEEDS FESTIVAL AND IT SOUNDS LIKE SHE’S HAVING LOADS OF FUN AND I WANT TO BE THERE
4 - What sports do you play? -Sometimes basketball. I really want to be on a team for my county
5 - Who is the first person in your contacts? -Jess (like a different Jess. Jess A)
6 - What is your favorite song as of the moment? -Lonely Girl by Tonight Alive
7 - If you were stranded on an island, who do you wish to be with? emilyffieldskimieatworldselenergermezawaitingyourfall and my main gay Sara 
8 - What do you feel right now? -V happy 
9 - What chocolate is your favorite? -What like brands? Idk I just like Cadbury’s Dairy Milk
10 - How many boyfriends/girlfriends did you have? -I’ve had a whole zero girlfriends
11 - Why did you create a Tumblr account? -Because I was round a friend’s house and we were skyping someone and she convinced me to make one
12 - Who is your favourite blogger? -There’s a couple of blogs. I really do appreciate i-effed-it-all-up's blog though
13 - Where do you want to be right now? -*see question 3*
14 - What do you want to be in the future? -Well I want to be like a forensic psychologist, but start in the police. But also Sara has made me want to be a rock star
15 - When was the last time you cried? Why? -A couple days ago I think? I wasn’t even sad, I was just angry and it happens without me controlling it 
16 - Are you happy? -Right now? Yes
17 - Who do you miss? -I miss everyone cool from college
18 - If you were given a chance, would you like to have a different life? -No
19 - What was the best thing you were given? -Life. Because I’m pretty darn fabulous 
20 - Who was the last person who called you? -Jess like a couple hours ago
21 - What is your favourite dish? -Lets be really classy and say nachos which isn’t even a ‘dish’ but its my favourite food so lets leave it at that
22 - Who is your bestfriend? -Sara and Jess are my best friends as well as obvs Amy and other Amy and Alice and Kim and everyone
23 - What is your biggest regret? -Trusting this girl I used to know who turned out to be the biggest wanker on the planet
24 - Have you ever cheated on your partner? -Well obvs not
25 - Who do you spend crazy moments with? -Myself because I’m a party
26 - Name someone pretty. -Jess and also Sara because she’s very pretty and ily Sara
27 - Who was the last person you hugged? -SARA MY MAIN MAN
28 - What kind of music do you listen to? -I will listen to anything except screamo stuff 
29 - Are you over your past? -Yeah, its not relevant now
30 - Who is the last person in your contacts? -Amy W
31 - What kind of person do you want to date? -Someone I can have a laugh with. Someone who likes to have deep conversations about anything and everything at 3:00 in the morning. Just somebody like that
32 - Do you have troubles sleeping at night? -Yes, I can never sleep
33 - From whom was the last text message you received? -Sara
34 - What do you prefer, jeans or skirt? -Jeans, son
35 - How’s your heart? -Its all good
36 - Did you ever have a girlfriend/boyfriend whose name starts with a “J”? -No, but like 3 anons think me and Jess are dating so whatever 
37 - Do you like someone as of the moment? -Yes, so much
38 - What would you want to say to your latest ex-boyfriend/ex-girlfriend? -Probs nothing if there was one
39 - Do you have any phobias? -SPIDERS AND CLOWNS
40 - Did you try to change for a person? -I think I did ages ago but I got bored and was like “nah”
41 - What’s the nicest thing you have given to someone? -I don’t know, man
42 - Would you go back to your previous relationship? -Irrelevant question
43 - Are you in a good or bad mood? -I’m in an amazing mood
44 - Name someone you can’t live without. -Jess
45 - Describe your dream date. -I’ve just changed it actually. Now I’d just like to go to museums like a nerd
46 - Describe your dream wedding. -Mate, I don’t know. All I know is I want a small, low-key wedding 
47 - How many roses did you receive last Valentine’s? -2
48 - Have you ever been kissed? -Nope
49 - How long is your longest relationship? -I’ve had none
50 - Do you regret your past? -Not really, no
51 - Can you do something stupid for someone else? -I always do
52 - Have you ever cried over someone? -Yeah, course
53 - Do you have a grudge against anyone? -Loads of people. I’m not going to lie, once I have a grudge on someone, that is it, I will never like them again
54 - Are you a crybaby? -No
55 - Do people praise you for your looks? -Not often, but tonight on the phone icannotbreatheyouin and Jess were telling me I’m ‘the hot twin’ and it was making me cry because they’re perfect
56 - Did you fall for someone you shouldn’t? -I have done in the past
57 - Have you ever done something bad but you don’t regret? -This girl had been bullying me religiously because of my sexuality for like a month after I came out, so in PE one day I swung my hockey stick hard at her legs and she fell over and her legs were bruised so badly for ages. And then after that I full force pushed her over with my shoulder whilst playing basketball this other time. But both times I wasn’t caught and nobody believed her because I was a model student who never got in trouble. It was the best time of year 9, I’m telling you
58 - Do you like getting hurt? -No?
59 - Does anyone hate you? -Probably, but as if I care
60 - Did you slap anyone whose name starts with an “R”? -No, I punched him whilst sticking up for my sister
61 - What hair colour do you prefer? -People can have what they want
62 - If you can change anything about yourself, what is it? -MY FASHION SENSE. I literally don’t even have one. But I’m sorting it next Saturday so it’s cool
63 - Do you love someone as of the moment? -Yeah
64 - Have you ever thought of killing yourself? -Yeah, but I got out of that place
65 - Do you have issues with somebody in your school? -I should have, but I can’t be asked with them, so whatever
66 - Can you live without internet? -Yeah, I just need to be able to text and call people
67 - What’s the song that reminds you of your special someone? -There’s a couple songs, but like, can we not
68 - Are you good at holding back your tears? -Well I won’t cry unless I’m angry and even then, I don’t realise its happening
69 - Are you a crybaby? -No. I swear this has been asked
70 - Have you ever experienced being hysterical? -Yeah man
71 - Are you a KPOP fan? -What
72 - Do you study hard? -Yeah, I do loads
73 - Have you ever sacrificed something important to you for someone you love? -Mainly sleep. But I think that’s pretty important
74 - Did you ever had a kiss under the moonlight? -No
75 - Have you ever ridden a boat? -Yes, and I got seasick so my uncle shouted at me
76 - Did you have an accident last year? -No
77 - What kind of person are you? -You tell me
78 - Have you ever thought of killing someone? -Well not seriously, no
79 - Have you ever been jealous? -ALL THE TIME
80 - How can you prove your love to someone? -Show them. Whether that’s telling them why you love them, or doing something you know they love
81 - What are you thinking right now? -How tired I am
82 - Who is the 6th person in your contacts? -Olivia
83 - Do you have any memories you want to erase? -Nothing specific
84 - Have you been hurt so bad that you can’t find words to explain how you feel? -I usually find the words
85 - Did you ever badmouth someone? -Who doesn’t? Lets be real here
86 - Have you ever had an argument with someone? -HAHA HAHHA HAHHAHAHAHA. Yes, obviously
87 - Do you have trust issues? -Yes. I trust very few people
88 - Are you broken-hearted? -Right now, no
89 - Who’s the person who first comes to your mind when someone mentions “love”? -Well any close friend really
90 - Do you think all the pain is worth it? -Yeah. You can’t have everything without going through a bad time. No pain, no gain and all that
91 - Do you believe in the phrase “If it’s meant to be, it will be”? -I guess so, yeah
92 - Who do you want to marry? -Haha, aren’t I a bit young to be thinking about that?
93 - Do you believe in destiny? -Well you can change it, can’t you
94 - Have you ever thought “I already found my soulmate”? -Well everyone does in the heat of the moment, but like, you can’t be sure unless you’ve spent a lot of time with that person
95 - How do you look right now? -Awful for the most part. But my hair is on point so that’s a plus
96 - Do you believe that first true love never dies? -I think you always have a thing for that person. I mean, they’re always going to be that person; so they’ll always be special, you know?
97 - Have you found your true love? -Did I not answer something similar to this?
98 - What should you be doing right now? -Sleeping
99 - Name one of your ex-boyfriends/ex-girlfriends. -I haven’t had one. For the last time, gosh
100 - What is your sexual orientation? -GAY. Really really gay. Ask anyone
101 - Did you ever feel like you’re not good enough? -Yeah, but that’s in the past
102 - How old are you? -17
103 - What age do you get mistaken for? -I don’t
104 - Who is your celebrity crush? -Just one? Tatiana Maslany 
105 - What is your OTP? -COPHINE
106 - What is your favourite book/series? -Favourite book is Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. Favourite book series has to be Harry Potter because there is no competition 
107 - Who is your favourite author? -Huxley. His writing style is beautiful 
108 - What is your favourite band? -Tonight Alive
109 - What is your favourite TV show? -Orphan Black
110 - What is your favourite movie? -ALL OF THE ‘BACK TO THE FUTURE’ FILMS
111- Post a picture of yourself -This is from the other day when Jess told me I looked like Danny from Grease, so I went with it. I look kind of angry but let that slide

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112 - Post an old picture of yourself. -Its not old but its the first thing I found

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I’m on your side now. Please, believe me. You need to trust someone.

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atthebottomofeverythingisfailure:

kawaiiprincessroxy:

do you ever stretch and just MAKE THE LOUDEST SEXUAL NOISE EVER

I once stretched while skyping with someone and they actually asked me if i had just had an orgasm

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agentlesbian:

If you think Alison is the Clone Club “group mom”, I have some news for you, it’s totally Sarah.

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jelloandsugar:

if sarah paulson or jordan gavaris don’t ask tatiana maslany to do the als ice bucket challenge i’ll cry

jessikarp:

ben-walker:

I’m so thankful I had a childhood before technology took over

Ah yes. I can hardly remember life before our Merciful Robot Overlords….

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ournirvanaspirit:

  • security man hitting kurt in nirvana concert 

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Anonymous said: Who's jess? Sorry for being nosey haha

Jess is emilyffields /one of the best friends I’ve ever had

scientistclone:

deputyhook:

That one emotional episode for your otp that you don’t talk about because it hurts

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soprie:

Stop calling what’s happening in Ferguson a “riot”.

It is not a riot.

Vancouver losing the Stanley Cup a few years ago was a riot. It was angry, drunken destruction with no purpose. (And as a Canadian, it was a shameful event)

Ferguson is not a riot. It is a protest. It is an uprising. It is a civil rights revolution. The prople of Ferguson may be angry, but they have a reason to be angry, and they are not violent, and they are not hooligans, thugs or looters. They are protesting for their human rights which are currently being denied.

Look at the difference between a riot and a protest. A riot is chaos. A protest has a purpose.

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