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So, ll. This has no equivalent at all in the English sound vocab, so I'm going to give you its IPA character: ɬ. Look it up if you're interested.

Lets look at the welsh word Llwyd (grey) and its two most common translations to see how the sound is substituted.

The english typically just replace the ll sound with an l sound, resulting in Llwyd turning in to the name Lloyd.

French scribes historically translated the ll sound as a fl sound, resulting in Llwyd turning in to the name Floyd.

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ll exists in English speaking Wales depending on geography, proximity to Welsh speakers, and in some cases politics (English speaking Welsh nationalists tend to learn how to say ll).

But down here in Cardiff it's pretty simply split between languages.

If you speak Welsh? you make the ll sound in Welsh place names.

If you speak no welsh at all? you make the l sound in Welsh place names.

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This spring used to be deep in the woods and you would only stumble upon in occasionally if you were lucky. The stream was 6” deep and ran underground. Now it’s all out in the open and mostly dried up

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Just think what humanity could accomplish if we weren’t all so preoccupied with making someone else richer.

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Jade plant leaves change colour when they have plenty of sunlight. The purple shades on the undersides and edges of the leaves to the left of the image are from a separate plant that has been in bright direct sunlight for the past few weeks, compared to the pure green of the leaves on the right hand side. Both are the same kind of plant, the left side was originally a cutting from the right, the only difference is light exposure.
@plants #plants

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Instead of treating social media like some kind of stage or soapbox, perhaps people should concentrate more on just being real.

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God is basically a landlord if u think about it

- Doesn't maintain his property
- Doesn't give a shit about the tenants
- Doesn't have a real job

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It's ok, some of my best friends have genders!

Academic, Request for sizable favour/help, astronomy/engineering 

@RedFuture @zzz hello, I studied aerospace engineering and wouldn’t mind giving it a read if it’s not too late? I don’t know all that much about astronomy but I have bullshitted enough papers myself to hopefully be helpful

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First kilo of tomatoes harvested, yes, they are really that red

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A before and after thread! I posted the low river pics before, but now I have full river pics to complement them! Mae'n amser fawr dŵr! #Wales #Cymru #Towy #Caerfyrddin #Carmarthen

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A view under the railway bridge near Carmarthen station. The difference here is remarkable.

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Sunbeam City is a anticapitalist, antifascist solarpunk instance that is run collectively.