I've been thinking about measurements of time a lot during the last few days.
For several hours, it's two different years on different places of the Earth's surface. For example, it was 2009 some places and 2010 other places. It will at some point be 2010 some places and 2011 other places.
The same applies to decades, centuries, millenia, etc.
For example, for several hours, it was 1979 (thus in the 1970's) some places and 1980 (thus in the 1980's) other
Amazonia is a multinational region which includes parts of Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana.
It's heart is the Amazon River. It also includes the Amazon River's tributaries, and their tributaries, and so on down to the level of small creeks, streams, brooks, etc.
I've done some research on Amazonian Indian tribes. There have been Christian missionaries to at least some Amazonian Indian tribes.
Contrary to what many people seem to believe, not all varieties of Hebrew are Jewish. There is also Samaritan Hebrew, and I'm not sure if there are any varieties of Hebrew that are neither Jewish or Samaritan.
From what I've heard, Jewish Hebrew is written in the Hebrew alphabet (Alephbet), while Samaritan Hebrew is written in the Samaritan alphabet.
I've read vague references to there being varieties of Jewish Hebrew used liturgically and varieties of Jewish Hebrew
Three groupings of dialects are acrolects, mesolects, and basilects.
Acrolects are dialects that are considered to be "proper". Basilects are dialects that are considered to be "improper". Mesolects are in between.
It should be considered that just because a person usually speaks in a basilect, that doesn't necessarily mean that that person doesn't know how to speak in an acrolect.
It's been only in the last few weeks that I've really started to study the concept of constructed languages (conlangs).
Constructed languages are a category of languages in contrast to naturall languages (natlangs).
For example, English is a naturally evolved language.
To the best I can tell, constructed languages generally aren't used as a person's first language.
Esperanto is an example of a constructed language.
Updated Mar 30th 2010 at 12:42 AM by gringo300