acquaintedwithrask:

strampunkgear:

foreverdisneynerd:

For Atlantis, Disney needed a new language for the Atlantean people. To do this, Disney hired Mark Okrand, the man who also created the famous Klingon and Vulcan for the Star Trek series. In the Atlantean language, Mark Okrand’s main source for it’s roots and stems of its words are Proto-Indo-European,but as Okrand also described it as being the “tower of babel” or “root dialect” for all languages in the world, he also used ancient Chinese, Latin, Greek, Biblical Hebrew, along with many other ancient languages or their reconstructions. As such, you can actually learn to write and speak the language!

This film is so underrated it hurts.

ah this explains how they understood french and english so well almost instantly… better than the magical wind in Pocahontas that’s for sure

acquaintedwithrask:

strampunkgear:

foreverdisneynerd:

For Atlantis, Disney needed a new language for the Atlantean people. To do this, Disney hired Mark Okrand, the man who also created the famous Klingon and Vulcan for the Star Trek series. In the Atlantean language, Mark Okrand’s main source for it’s roots and stems of its words are Proto-Indo-European,but as Okrand also described it as being the “tower of babel” or “root dialect” for all languages in the world, he also used ancient Chinese, Latin, Greek, Biblical Hebrew, along with many other ancient languages or their reconstructions. As such, you can actually learn to write and speak the language!

This film is so underrated it hurts.

ah this explains how they understood french and english so well almost instantly… better than the magical wind in Pocahontas that’s for sure

(via jade-cooper)

historicaltimes:

First amphibious armored personnel carrier - British Mark IX
HDO21:


Video clip from its testing.

historicaltimes:

First amphibious armored personnel carrier - British Mark IX

HDO21:

Video clip from its testing.

magicalnaturetour:

Sweet Photos of a Senior Golden Retriever Snuggling with Baby Chicks. Remember Champ, the happiest dog in the world? His owner, 21-year-old Candice Sedighan, just shared with us a new series of photos she’s taken of the adorable dog and his newfound friends. All Photos by Candice Sedighan via  My Modern Metropolis  ~ Older dogs are adorable, too.♥

I will always have a soft spot for golden retrievers.

(via jade-cooper)

babygoatsandfriends:

Surprise!
allthingseurope:

Wells, England (by childishToy*)

allthingseurope:

Wells, England (by childishToy*)

historicaltimes:

WWII German rail gun firing, 1944.

Note: By “rail gun” this is literally an artillery piece on train tracks.Not, you know, those electromagnetic weapons that the US Navy’s working on.

historicaltimes:

WWII German rail gun firing, 1944.

Note: By “rail gun” this is literally an artillery piece on train tracks.
Not, you know, those electromagnetic weapons that the US Navy’s working on.

rdakotapdx:

dranilj1:

Cannon Fire And Crowds Salutes The Return Of A 262 Year Old Swedish Indiaman To London,

A little more info: 
Indiaman is a three-masted, square-rigged sailing ship of some 1000 tons displacement. …..and it’s pretty cool looking

Always nice to see a Swedish ship that isn’t the Vasa.Which I do want to go see some day.

rdakotapdx:

dranilj1:

Cannon Fire And Crowds Salutes The Return Of A 262 Year Old Swedish Indiaman To London,

A little more info: 

Indiaman is a three-masted, square-rigged sailing ship of some 1000 tons displacement. …..and it’s pretty cool looking

Always nice to see a Swedish ship that isn’t the Vasa.
Which I do want to go see some day.

(via navalarchitecture)

allthingseurope:

Belluno, Italy (by winterriot)

allthingseurope:

Belluno, Italy (by winterriot)