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So you like the USA?

Name five of your favorite indigenous languages spoken there.

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US uprisings 

In the U.S., there's been an uprising by Black and/or Indigenous people every two years since 2014. In many cases, the governors of the states in which the uprisings occurred declared a state of emergency because they're permitted to do so to counter "insurgencies."

The uprisings have all aimed to dismantle or reverse a key part of the physical and environmental violence of capitalism. Still waiting for most white leftists to catch up. But I guess it's "just identity politics."

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Hahaa, finally my author's copies have made their long journey from the west coast of the USA to my home in Finland!

Look, there it is! My first genuinely foreign publication!

(And if you want to have your own copy, you can order it here: microcosmpublishing.com/catalo)

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La lengua nahuatl es una lengua viva, por esa razón hay muchas variantes dependiendo de la región geográfica. Cuando comencé a aprenderla, opté por el nahuatl clásico, ese que quedó registrado como lengua franca en Mesoamérica y que se hablaba cuando llegaron los españoles, es más sencillo adaptarse después a las variantes. Comparto la iniciativa del Museo Nacional de Antropología: un Curso básico de náhuatl por tv INAH
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Ett av mina favoritord är "villhöver", vilket är en kombination av "vill ha" och "behöver".

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Apparently they spoke Romanian in Ancient Rome, which does make sense if you think about it

Today in a local department store I saw a brand advertising with words ”denim women”.

Of course I couldn't but point it and say ”domen” aloud.

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the basic failure of most all speculative fiction, both fantasy and scifi, is the failure to examine its societal pre-assumptions. they show worlds 1000 years in the future or the past or in a wholly separate universe, inhabited by people who, despite the presence of magic or hypertechnology & a completely different material circumstances, still basically live & think like 20th century westerners — and when they don't, it's virtually always shown as a moral or intellectual failing

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SATOR
AWOOO
TOOOT
OOOWA
ROTAS

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Today January 8th is the All India Worker's Strike

"More than 200 million workers from all sectors, including banking, coal, oil, defence, public sector enterprises and transport, will join the general strike to oppose the government’s “anti-people and anti-worker" policies, said Amarjeet Kaur, general secretary, All India Trade Union Congress."

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Really, this kind of simultaneously multilingual conversation style could work well in the Fediverse.

What could be a practical way to quickly and unintrusively inform to possible commentators that commenting in a different language than the original toot is encouraged, and also mention the languages that are ok to use?

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Cited from book ”EuroComRom – The Seven Sieves: How to read all the Romance languages right away” by William J. McCann, Horst G. Klein, Tilbert D. Stegmann

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”We can also understand fellow Europeans who speak these languages directly, using our own native language ourselves, if our conversation partner has also developed receptive competence in our language. It only takes a few minutes for this type of conversation to start working very well, and makes it possible to replace a conversation carried on in — English. — — This form of conversation with each using their own language could become a European programme with the motto ”being able to listen”.”

opinión impopular 

aún mujeres cis son mujeres

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Las identidades trans no son "una teoría" con la que se puede estar de acuerdo o no. Son personas.

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