@normalweirdoboy
My Normally Strange Life.

Just thought I would share my daily thoughts. It's gonna be like a journal I guess.

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2021-03-01 13:46:02

    Romanisation system that I'll be using for my Nagamese posts:

    a - car

    e - say

    i - eat

    o - okay

    ô - hall

    y - yummy

    b - big

    bh - aspirated bh

    c - cheese

    ch - aspirated english ch

    d - dental d

    D - palatal d (harder than English t)

    dh - aspirated d

    Dh - aspirated D

    f - fish

    g - gun

    gh - aspirated g

    h - help

    j - jeep

    jh - aspirated j

    k - kiwi

    kh - aspirated k

    l - long

    m - meow!

    n - no

    ng - english

    p - parrot

    ph - pronounce shepherd quickly

    r - rise

    s - sea

    t - dental t

    T - palatal t (harder than English t)

    th - dental th (harder than English th)

    Th - palatal th

    v - very

    w - walk

    x - same as in English but might be used to pronounce indigenous loanwords like axone (fermented soybeans), where x is pronounced like a harder version of Spanish j.

    The rest are same as in English.

    28-02-2021

    Why on earth do I like and trust someone who is keen on demotivating me and making me feel guilty about my actions? And I can't trust the ones who are encouraging and help me out whenever I'm in need... Wtf is wrong with me?!

    Participated in the ATL thing... We made an attendance system that uses face recognition tech. It sounded cool and worked too but then they changed the group members at the last moment and Kui. got placed in a different grp. I had to prepare the writeup and research paper all on my own because the new members were boarders knew next to nothing about the project...

    Exams start from next week...But I can't bring myself to focus on my textbooks.

    -normalweirdoboy

    Nagamese:Tenses

    thaka = to be/to stay, kôra = to do, khava = to eat

    Simple present: ase, kure, khay

    Simple past: thakishe, kurishe, khaishe

    Simple future: thakibo/thakivo, kuribo, khabo/khavo

    Present continuous: NA, kuri ase, khai ase

    Past continuous: NA, kuri thakishe, khai thakishe

    Future continuous: NA, kuri thakibo, khai thakibo

    Present perfect: NA, kuri loishe, khai loishe

    Future perfect: NA, kuri lôbo, khai lôbo

    Imperative mood: thakibi, kuribi, khabi

    Honorific, person, number and gender of the pronoun do not affect the verb form in Nagamese.

    (note: the pronunciation may vary from person to person)

    normalweirdoboy

    Nagamese: Pronouns 1

    Personal pronouns:

    I - moi

    We - moi khan

    You - toi

    You (pl.) - toi khan

    You (formal) - apuni

    You (pl. formal) - apuni khan

    He/She - tai

    It - itu

    They - tai khan

    Possessive case:

    Mine - mui laga

    Ours - mui khan laga

    Yours - tui laga

    Yours (pl.) - tui khan laga

    Yours (formal) - apuni laga

    Yours (pl. formal) - apuni khan laga

    His/Hers - tai laga

    Its - itu laga

    Theirs - tai khan laga

    Objective case:

    Me - muike

    Us - moi khan ke

    You - tuike

    You (pl.) - toi khan ke

    You (formal) - apunike

    You (pl. formal) - apuni khan ke

    Him/Her - taike

    It - ituke

    Them - tai khan ke

    normalweirdoboy

    I'm currently trying to improve my Nagamese, so I thought I'd make some vocab lists... Didn't wanna post it in the Bengali langblr and making a new langblr would be a hassle, so I'm gonna post my non-bengali langblr posts here. I might not post my Bengali wotd that often, 'cause my annual exams are coming up too... So, learn some Nagamese in the mean time :)

    All posts are cross-checked by my native Nagamese speaking friends, so... Toikhan ke thanks de!

    Nagamese: Pronouns 1

    Personal pronouns:

    I - moi

    We - moi khan

    You - toi

    You (pl.) - toi khan

    You (formal) - apuni

    You (pl. formal) - apuni khan

    He/She - tai

    It - itu

    They - tai khan

    Possessive case:

    Mine - mui laga

    Ours - mui khan laga

    Yours - tui laga

    Yours (pl.) - tui khan laga

    Yours (formal) - apuni laga

    Yours (pl. formal) - apuni khan laga

    His/Hers - tai laga

    Its - itu laga

    Theirs - tai khan laga

    Objective case:

    Me - muike

    Us - moi khan ke

    You - tuike

    You (pl.) - toi khan ke

    You (formal) - apunike

    You (pl. formal) - apuni khan ke

    Him/Her - taike

    It - ituke

    Them - tai khan ke

    Updates (19-02-2021)

    Priyotama | Harmonium Cover | প্রিয়তমা - অনির্বাণ ভট্টাচার্য

    Just tried :')

    Like if u like it, subscribe for more...

    This is the real song... https://youtu.be/lppJT3L9OLo

    Also the 4th episode of my podcast is out... Sorry u had to wait for two weeks :(

    normalweirdoboy

    تیرے لیے ایک نظم

    بتا مجھے کیوں تیکتی ہیں میری نظریں تیرے ہی چہرے پر,

    کیوں تیرے بغیر لگتا ہے اس دنیا سے در؛

    یہ دنیاں ہو مطلبی تو کوئی غم نہیں,

    پر تو نہ رہے تو بارشیں بھی نم نہیں؛

    چاہتا تھا کی تو کرے میرے محبت کو تسلیم,

    پر تجھے تو ہے صرف عشق ی تقسیم۔

    -normalweirdoboy

    normalweirdoboy

    So I'm officially an Urdu shayar (poet)? xd

    Here's a rough romanisation and translation:

    Tere liye ek nazm

    Bataa mujhe kyon tikti hai meri nazre tere hi chehre par,

    Kyon tere bagair lagta hai iss duniya se dar;

    Ye duniya ho matlabi to koi gam nahi,

    Tu na rahe to barishein bhi nam nahi;

    Chahta tha ki tu kare mere mohabbat ko tasleem,

    Par tujhe to hai sirf ishq e taqseem.

    A poem for you

    Tell me why my eyes fixate on you,

    Why without you, I'm afraid of this world;

    If this world is selfish, that's okay,

    But without you, even the rain is dry;

    I wanted you to acknowledge my love,

    But you only seem to have love for arguments.

    My handwriting scks... there might be spelling errors in it too... So if any of you know Urdu then please do me the favour of spell checking them. I did let my friend review it, a lotta thanks to her lol. Do people really use those weird looking semi-colons while writing?

    This is a more fun way to learn languages for me^^ Hoping to write more cringy shayari in future...

    تیرے لیے ایک نظم

    بتا مجھے کیوں تیکتی ہیں میری نظریں تیرے ہی چہرے پر,

    کیوں تیرے بغیر لگتا ہے اس دنیا سے در؛

    یہ دنیاں ہو مطلبی تو کوئی غم نہیں,

    پر تو نہ رہے تو بارشیں بھی نم نہیں؛

    چاہتا تھا کی تو کرے میرے محبت کو تسلیم,

    پر تجھے تو ہے صرف عشق ی تقسیم۔

    -normalweirdoboy

    04-02-2021

    Hey! Long time no entry.

    My offline classes have finally resumed from today onwards. I went to school after almost a year! How did it feel? Well, same. Just feels like I'm seeing my old mates after a long vacation (chuckle). Although, a lot of them are missing... That is, they changed schools.

    But I made some new pals and it was nice to finally have face to face conversation with them instead of texting. Many new students have joined this year and I interacted with a few... IDK what's happened to my social skills (died during the lockdown probably?). Yi. and Ti. are in humanities so I can't really talk much to them now. Although, we do have Fine Arts as a common ground for the gang to reunite.

    Li. apologized for her behaviour, pffft. Long story short, she overreacted at my words like she always does... Okay fine, I hurled the first insult but that was 'cause she called me a fool and said there was something wrong with ME. Like hell... I apologized too okay? I'm not that bad :/

    Oh and I visited Assam last week for an exam and got myself that book you see in the pic. It's a collection of essays by Manoj Agasti called Khudhar Notun Mukh, mostly on the social and political issues of Assam. And it's in Assamese. I guess reading will help me improve my language skills. I've tried reading an Assamese ebook novel before but gave up, but this time I'm committed! Paperbacks got a different feel, dude. I'm using a digital dictionary to look up for new words.

    That's it, good day to you all.

    -normalweirdoboy

    linguisticsizfun

    Hey! Umm... I remember reading your post on old Bengali plural and singular verbs... something about জাণমি জানহহুঁ... well I wanted to ask if you know some online resources for old Bengali language and grammar. Or maybe you could share some more facts about it. I'm really interested in knowing about it^^ ধন্যবাদ!

    P.S. your posts are super cool :D

    normalweirdoboy

    My very first podcast!! Please give it a listen! ^^

    Currently I'm reading out my favourite poems and helping to learn some Bengali.

    normalweirdoboy

    Episode 2 is out for streaming!! You can now hear The Normally Weird on Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, PocketCasts and Breaker!

    We also have a short trailer for the show...

    নমস্কার!(nômoskār) My name’s Agniva (aka @normalweirdoboy) and I created this tumblr blog @bongboyblog in order to let more people know about the Bengali culture and language. 

    When I started this blog, I had just recently become comfortable at reading and writing Bangla. I felt like there maybe many more Bengalis, like me, who’ve not had the opportunity to formally learn Bangla or may not know much about the big Bengali universe out there. Also, I find that the Bengali language is quite underrated, given that it’s one of the most spoken languages in the world (about as large as Russian and Portuguese). 

    I’m an Indian high-schooler studying science. I’m trilingual (English, Bengali, Hindi) and I’m also fluent in the Nagamese creole. I’m a language enthusiast and love learning new languages and ‘about’ those languages. I’ve attempted self learning quite a lotta languages (German, Korean, Japanese…), never having achieved mastery over them. I can read and speak Urdu although I’m not yet quite good at the script. I can understand some Assamese and Punjabi too.

    I love reading, mostly fiction. My favorite novels are those with historical and whodunnit themes. I love music and poetry too!

    Hello to all my fellow language learners and bloggers! Hope you’ll enjoy reading my posts ^^

    Langblr Activation Challenge: Week 1

    taikeero-lecoredier

    Archive.org is facing a lawsuit

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    tldr: the Internet Archive/WayBack Machine is super important in term of archived content, billions of stuff are on there, and with the current event happening in the world like stated above,without this tool, it will be hard to properly document what took place. It will be easy for certain people to rewrite history. Dont let them.

    DONATE HERE (post dont get much exposure with working links sorry)

     archive.org/donate/

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    IF YOU CANT DONATE THEN PLEASE SPREAD THE INFO

    On twitter,tumblr,facebook,heck,anywhere you want,this needs to be talked about !

    bygodstillam

    they’re being sued due to putting together an “emergency library”, essentially, in the wake of schools and libraries closing due to covid-19.

    you can read about it in a few places. here’s one article on the subject, but there’s plenty to be found.