yo but let’s imagine little baby harry laughing and saying “moony” before he can say padfoot, because moony is totally easier to say, imagine sirius’s indignation, imagine remus’s bewildered delight


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mā mā qí mǎ ,mǎ màn ,mā mā mà mǎ 。

this is the best freaking example of just how important tones are in the chinese language.

to most people, it just sounds like you’re saying “mama” over and over again.

but if you get the tones correct, it actually means ‘mother rode the horse, the horse was slow, so mother yelled at the horse.’ 

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I think of a poem as being deeper than headline news. Naomi Shihab Nye (via writersrelief)
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