Fistful of Gamma Rays
Dunes blocked in. I have no words for how much I hate the way my phone flattens the colors on oil paintings.

Dunes blocked in. I have no words for how much I hate the way my phone flattens the colors on oil paintings.

7, 8, 9? :)
7: Your favourite word in your native language.
"Susurration" is a good one.
8: Your favourite word in your second language(if you know one).
…Well, when I was fifteen, it was “gilipollas,” which is a particularly Spanish insult. No exact translation, but it’s more or less equivalent to “asshole.”
9: Your favourite word in a language you don’t really speak.
"Pohjola" is a place in Finnish mythology. The translation is something like "the Northland." I just really like the way the soft "h" flows in the middle of the word.
I don't think I saw 14. So, 14?
For the language meme: 4, 12, 13!

4: Does anyone in your family speak a language that you don’t?

My immediate family are all exclusive English speakers. My great-aunt is the last person in the family to speak Hungarian fluently.

12: If you could pick one language to learn automatically without having to work for it, which language would you choose?

Man. I don’t know - I like the act of learning, you know? Maybe Finnish? Their declensions are even crazier than Greek declensions. And it’s a really pretty sounding language.

13: Have you ever seen a whole movie in a language you don’t understand?

I saw a few Chinese movies sans subtitles in my first year or two of learning Chinese. Can’t remember any of the titles, though.

15! I'm just going to ask everyone that

OoOH! BRAINWAVE! IN ANCIENT GREEK *cackles*

Damn it Jay

ἐγὼ γὰρ τεχνίτης εἰμί. τᾖ Ἰβηρίᾳ ἐνοικέον, ἑλληνὶζειν ἒμαθον.

That is almost certainly embarrassingly incorrect. And the accents are definitely wrong. Bonus Mandarin to make up for it. But pinyin, since there’s no way I’m typing all those characters.

Wo di yi ci shang daxue de shihou, xue le si nian zhongwen. Xianzai, shuo de tai bu hao le. Wo juede yufa hai bucuo, keshi shengci dou wang le, hanzi dou wang le.

sekritjay replied to your post:2, 14, 15!
Ah, what did you there? Apart from learning obv

Well, I was fifteen at the time, so mostly school. It was part of an exchange program my highschool ran.

2, 14, 15!

2 - Which languages you know

Aside from English, I’m pretty fluent in Spanish, and I used to be at a decent conversational level with Mandarin. I can sort of bulldoze my way through ancient Greek, though I’m not sure that counts as “knowing.” I studied Japanese, Latin, and Finnish for very brief periods of time, but I’ve forgotten most of what I knew.

14 - A language you like, but wouldn’t put the effort into learning

I’m not sure there is such a thing. I don’t particularly care about practicality when it comes to something like this, and I like the challenge of complex grammar and syntax. Maybe some of the other Romance languages? I can usually kind of fumble my way to understanding with them between the Spanish and the Latin. Might feel kind of redundant to study them formally.

15 - Write a short introduction of yourself in a language other than English

(Apologies for the lack of accents and ~ over the ns. I’m not totally sure how to get them on this keyboard.)

Aqui en Tumblr, soy Fistfulofgammarays. Tengo treinta y uno anos y acabo de completar un curso de estudio en ingenieria. Aprendi espanol cuando vivi un ano en Espana, asi que a veces mi espanol suena un poquito extrano a gente que habla el espanol latinoamericano.

Oooh, 11 please! (for the language meme)

Oh, this is hard. I think most of the music I listen to isn’t in English.

Blodhevn by Ásmegin is something I’ve been listening to a lot lately.

Put a number in my ask - languages
1: Your native language.
2: Which languages you know.
3: Which languages you are learning, or want to learn.
4: Does anyone in your family speak a language that you don't?
5: Your favourite language to listen to.
6: Your least favourite language to listen to.
7: Your favourite word in your native language.
8: Your favourite word in your second language(if you know one).
9: Your favourite word in a language you don't really speak.
10: A list of your favourite words in any language.
11: A song you like in a language other than English.
12: If you could pick one language to learn automatically without having to work for it, which language would you choose?
13: Have you ever seen a whole movie in a language you don't understand?
14: A language you like, but wouldn't put the effort into learning.
15: Write a short introduction of yourself in a language other than English.

Felt like starting a painting today. Was looking at this photo, wondering what it looks like at ground level. I haven’t really tried landscape much, so it should be interesting. (Almost certainly not accurate, but interesting.)

Sketched it out in charcoal just to get a sense of the composition and started laying in colors for the sky. Not quite sure where it’ll go from here. I’d like to try and work in some texture on the dunes, but the scale of the landscape may work against that kind of detail.

(For anyone who followed me for one particular hobby, I skip around quite a bit, largely because my free time is very limited, and I don’t want my hobbies to grow stale by only doing one or two for a long period of time. I’ll eventually get back to whatever you followed me for.)