A map showing the branches of the worlds language families by country.
Do to the sheer diversity of languages, especially in Africa, the language branches are not all 'equal', that is while some of them are themselves 1st level branches of a Language Family, some of them are much further down (ex. 6th level division) due to differing levels of linguistic diversity.
Please note that determining language families and clasifications among the linguistic community is not clear, especially in Africa, as such their are quite a few cases where their is debate over language classification, as such I have tried to use the most widely supported theories with the exception of Altaic, which as a language family has a high degree of disagreement over its scope; in the case of Altaic I have only included Turkic and Mongolic (accepted by all as members of it) but have not included Korean or Japanese, which are sometimes included, but do not have widespread support for said inclusion.
The map is of native languages/mother languages, not languages known overall, which would grealty change things due to the fact many countries (especially in Africa) are Multilingual with people learning French, English or others as second languages.
Additionally while it's to small to do so Singapore should be striped Sinitic and Germanic, as Chinese (49.9%) and English (32.3%) as a combined 80% of the population speaks one of the two as a first language.
A map showing the predominant language families of the world by country. This map is a companion to my Language Family and Branches Map.
1. Due to the sheer amount of linguistic diversity their is not always universal agreement among linguists on where certain languages or language branches fit or, in some cases on the existence of Language Families as such I have tried to go with the theories that have the widest support with the exception of Altaic (the existence of which is debated itself), that is the Japanic and Koreanic families are included in the Altaic language family by many proponents, however it is in my opinion that this is in folly and as such I count them as language isolates.
2. While it's to small to do so Singapore should be striped Sino-Tibetan and Indo-European as the two families combined represent first languages spoken by more than 80% of Singapores population.
Hey everybody, long time no talk! Just wanted to post up one of my favorite projects. Itís a simple little spin-off of the Hawaiian sling, the pocket sling-bow!
Itís basically a PVC pipe with rubber tubing lashed onto it. This thing fires arrows like nobodyís business. I would guess it shoots as well as my 45 pound recurve. It has a pretty straight trajectory till about forty yards, then gravity starts pulling the arrows down.
It's easy to make, and all-in-all, cost about 5 bucks (if you include the other nine and a half feet of PVC pipe I had to buy) to make. I'm guessing I can get more power out of this with some thicker tubing, or by doubling the tubing up.
This and a couple other slings will be in my next book, which will hopefully be out sometime this month or early August on Amazon!
I got a better camera phone and I've also added a ton more pages, so I figured I should update this. Please forgive any grammar errors and stuff. >> I think it's up to almost 100 pages now! It's about 85% done I think..
And now for something uber nerdy and weird. For the past year or so I've been building my own Hunter journal. Inspired by the show Supernatural and the games, World of Darkness and Changeling but it's insides contain different origins of creatures and stuff. I just wanted to do a journal filled with information on all kinds of creatures and monster in mythology. I've taken photos of a few of my favorite pay layouts. There's a lot of actual journal entries written by my journals protagonist, Susan. I have written out probably 5 or 6 specific hunts that I'm not going to take photos of because I cannot write for crap and it's embarrassing. >_> I will say some of those pages are cool because I've made up lots of different props with photos, death certificates, fake business cards, fake newspaper articles with actual ads on the back so it looked like it was actually torn from a real paper, etc. I went overboard in other words. I should have spend the gluing and taping and amount of research I did on this thing for actual drawing. @_@
Anyhoo here you go. If anyone can read any of this and say "Hey, that's not true!" please remember that most of these I added my own spin on and dammit it's my own fake monster journal, I'll write what I want >_>
Been working on this on and off for a while during whatever spare time I had. 15 minutes here, half hour there, etc.
Supposedly these types of kits were produced during the 19th century for those traveling to Europe. Either there was a belief in vampires back then, or they were simply made as a novelty for European travelers. Although many of these kits reside in museums, some claim they are all fakes (produced in the 20th century). Some claim that they were indeed around during the 19th century. Either way, I thought it was a pretty cool conversation piece to I decided to try my hand at making one.
The kit includes -
- 1849 Colt pocket pistol - 10 ball bullets (concealed in one of the compartments) - a brass and copper powder flask - .31 cal ball bullet mold - one percussion cap tin - wooden mallet - two wooden stakes - two mini crucifix stakes - Rosary beads (concealed in on of the compartments) - one metal and wood crucifix - one dagger -1873 bible - Knotted rope -"Vampyre Killing Kit Handbook" - Map of Romania - one bottle of Holy Water - fifteen phials of apotropaic syrums, potions, and repellents. -One syringe
Phials contents include - - Holy Oil - Garlic Powder - Liquid Garlic - Consecrated earth - Wolfsbane - Hawthorn - Brimstone - Wild Rose - Root of Mandrake - Elixir of Vitrol - Vampyre syrum - Poppy Seeds - Mustard Seeds - Romanian Millet - Lunar Caustic
If you guys would like to see more photos of the kit, click on the link below -