I could listen to José’s voice for hours if I could. Hell, he could be reading a fucking dictionary and I’d still find his voice sexy as hell. Actually, singing softly would definitely kill me. Omg! >w<
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.
This gives me LIFE from people who insist all languages (ALL no matter what) derive from latin bases.
Reblogging this for three reasons:
1) It’s awesome and worth knowing
2) It makes sense when you think about, you know, the whole history of human development (from a NOT white supremacist perspective at least)
3) To add that if anyone ever tries to say that all languages are derived from Latin [insert choked sound of disbelief and anger] you can inform their ignorant (probably racist) asses of this: Latin, as far as languages go, is an INFANT. It’s part of a subset of Indo-European languages and MOTHERFUCKER EVEN ENGLISH ISN’T ONE OF ITS DERIVATIVES. (French, Spanish, Italian, Romanian, and Portuguese are, as well as lots of their related languages and dialects, that’s it.) Latin isn’t even remotely old enough to be a mother language. It’s like saying alpacas were the original dinosaurs or some bullshit.
HUH! You dont FUCKING SAY?
WILL YOU LOOK THE FUCK AT THAT!
Not surprising, but this is cool information!
Imagine your icon singing you to sleep while playing with your hair
Dammit, guys, this is why people think we’re insane.
Hands down one of the greatest posts I have ever reblogged on here
i laughed for 15 minutes……… its still funny 3 days later
It was about the plot of Wander over Yonder set underwater. YEAH MY BRAIN IS WEIRD ;A; . Then again, it made up a story that made complete sense! (I’m really surprised, like really, usually it’s a mess up there).To give you the basic plot:
Just like in the series, Wander and Sylvia are traveling but instead of space, it’s in the coral reefs. One day, a sunken ship rushes by and a golden coin falls from it. This golden coin is so bright that it gives Wander and Sylvia enough light to go explore the deepest seas. The coin, in fact, was part of a treasure the nameless pirate (here Hater), captain of the sunken ship, needs to summon a beast from the sea’s depths that will..grant…Him…Power over the oceans…
(at this point my brain gave up, I guess)
For some reasons this idea makes me really happy and excited <3 ! I had to make this a thing °v°.
Here’s José Carioca as a rather seductive crooner or something. I could’ve positioned the mic a little better though.
Coldest Star Found—No Hotter Than Fresh Coffee
According to a new study, a star discovered 75 light-years away is no warmer than a freshly brewed cup of coffee.
Dubbed CFBDSIR 1458 10b, the star is what’s called a brown dwarf. These oddball objects are often called failed stars, because they have starlike heat and chemical properties but don’t have enough mass for the crush of gravity to ignite nuclear fusion at their cores.
With surface temperatures hovering around 206 degrees F (97 degrees C), the newfound star is the coldest brown dwarf seen to date.
I’m gonna…I’m gonna touch it..
I think I may be falling for Snuffkin and his voice actor
osprey-hawk answered to your post “You know that slow song that plays prior to the “Have You Been to…”
I think you should check the credits.
Unless I’m mistaken, I don’t think the credits mentioned singers, just the people who worked on the music and lyrics for the musical numbers. I’m not sure though.
I couldn’t resist. :p
I just realize that this is pretty much the Mr. Peabody and Sherman Fandom right now
^reblogging again for that gif
Accurate gif is accurate
We have that lever?
Yes, and it’s a stupid lever.
geeking out fangasming over meeting Donald Duck. Man, this guy sure is a talker ain’t he? He kinda reminds me a little of Yakko in this scene. And the way he acts here is just too fucking CUTE! :33
You know that slow song that plays prior to the “Have You Been to Bahia” number in The Three Caballeros? I was wondering if the guy who sang that was the same guy who voiced Jose, but I highly doubt that’s the case.
Nevertheless, he’s got pretty much the same vocal range and the voice was similar enough for me to mistake him for Jose’s actual VA at first,
and it did make me melt when I heard it. I can kinda imagine Jose himself singing that song in a way. I dunno.
What do you think?