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    [–] ELI5: Why is it that Mandarin and Cantonese are considered dialects of Chinese but Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and French are considered separate languages and not dialects of Latin? pipsdontsqueak 6 points ago in explainlikeimfive

    Kannada is a Dravidian language like Tamil, but the script is Phoenician/Aramaic-derived while Tamil originated its own script from Brahmic Tamil. It actually has more in common with Southeast Asian and Tibetan scripts than Tamil. Hindi uses Devanagari, which has similar origins to Kannada (Brahmi script).

    Essentially, Kannada and Hindi scripts are related, but branch apart, and Tamil is its own thing. Meanwhile Tamil and Kannada are more closely related to each other as languages, while Hindi is its own thing.

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    They understand that the enemy's gate is down.

    [–] Parents of reddit, what is most fucked up secret you are hiding from your children? pipsdontsqueak 2 points ago in AskReddit

    Honestly, don't do it, you're basically turning over your medical information to someone with no HIPAA protection.