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I took Spanish in high school, so I can understand a little of it already.
But Japanese for sure.
Last edited by Momoka; 24th March 2012 at 11:05 PM.
Case open, Case shut
Latin, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, Greek, French.
I would like to become fluent in Cantonese again (and read traditional Chinese). After a few years of school my knowledge of it pretty much went out the window and now I can only hold brief conversations :S Other than that, I don't plan to learn any other languages.
I'm currently taking French in school. Even though it's pretty interesting, I'm going to drop it next year because I suck xD
1) Japanese* - I know a lot of words, but grammar and sentence structure still evade me. (Self taught)
2) French* - The language is easy, but I'm still confused about conjugations. (I have a first year high school education on it)
3) Pǔtōnghuà - Gotta get ready for our future overlords, right?
I'd also like to know Korean. I've recently been studying up on that (I swear some of the vowels sound the same).
I'm seriously trying to master French right now. I've got understanding and reading down, but speaking is an issue.
In the past, I tried to learn the following languages: Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese and Russian. From these, I can now read Cyrillic Script and I can read the two syllabi of Japanese. Languages are fun.
(Not in order)
1. Japanese (One of many here that want to learn this. =o=)
2. Spanish (I've had interest in this language. It's not uncommon to run into people speaking it where I live I might add. I've noticed a few people here can speak it too. I know a fair, but limited amount of words and phrases.)
3. French (Coming from the Bayou State originally, we have a fair amount of French references here and there. Wouldn't hurt to learn some etymology. It's also a language I find interesting in general.)
4. Italian (Yet another European language, and one that I wouldn't mind learning.)
5. Chinese (Pretty unusual choice, eh? This one's another one that caught my attention for whatever reason.)
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1. Romanian. Romanian is an absolutely beautiful Romance language, similar to Italian and sounding a bit like Spanish. I especially want to learn Romanian in specific because much of my heritage is from The Czech/Slovakia/Romania/Croatia. I'm also a vampire hunter, so naturally that's useful resource to have. ♥
2. Latin. Latin is ultimately very cultured, very pretty, and also dignified and extremely useful. Skills from speaking Latin can be applied to the basics of several other languages. I'm also going into the field of anthropology, so Latin is very prominent on some artifacts and whatnot.
3. Gaelic. (Old Irish) Allegedly the most difficult human language to learn, though rivaled by Icelandic. I'd only want to learn Gaelic for the challenge and sense of accomplishment, as it's really only spoken in tiny secluded areas in Ireland and Scotland. It's also got very beautifully flowing phonetics.
4. Nahuatl. (Aztec language) Again, extremely versatile in studying anthropology. Useful for the study of Mesoamerican ruins and artifacts.
5. Inuktitut. (Some respective Inuit language) I really love the cultures of the natives of Greenland and Canadian Inuit, especially their mythology. I dunno, it'd just be really nice to be able to fluently read the legend of Mahaha or Qallupilluk in their original text. Then again, it's also difficult. And looks like this:
ᕿᑭᖅᑕᓂ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖃᐃᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᑲᑎᖅᓱᐃᓇᓱᖕᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᑐᖃᕐᓂᒃ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᐅᑎᓪᓗᒋᓪᓗ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ. ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖃᕈᕕᑦ ...
So yeah, some really strange choices, but I've decided these would be my top five. :3
1. Japanese (near fluent)
2. French (sort of teaching myself)
3. Korean (I've taught myself Hangul but that's about it)
After this, I'm sorta torn between a few.... I've wanted to learn Mandarin/Cantonese for some while but I have enough trouble with the few kanji I need for Japanese.... And perhaps either Spanish or German as well.
Want to learn...
I know a little of each but just tiny snippets, can't really read or write anything either
1. Japanese - Like almost everyone in here...^^
2. Chinese - Has always been interesting, will probably start learning it after summer.
3. Arabic - Has always been interesting.
4. Italian - Rather this than Spanish. :/
5. Finnish - Don't see how this will become useful, but would be nice to understand what the neighbors are saying. .)
Primary Language: English
Secondary Languages: ASL (American Sign Language)
Currently Developing: All of the above. Language is always developing, especially ASL.
Basic Knowledge: Korean. I know how to read Hangeul (I refuse to call it Hangul because that's incorrect). I know some of the basic words.
Want to Learn: international Sign languages. One of my best childhood friend knows many international sign languages and I think it's really cool! I want to learn KSL (Korean Sign Language), BSL (British Sign Language), ISL (Italian Sign Language), PSL (Polish Sign Language), Auslan (Australian Sign Language), etc. Of course, I want to learn Korean... and Japanese. :)
다시 니 품에 안기고 싶은 나
dashi ni poome angigo shipeun na
고개숙였어 입을 막아 버렸어
gogaesookyeosseo ipeul maka beoryeosseo
아직아닌가봐 잊지 못했나봐
ajikaningabwa itji mothaettnabwa
내맘이 널 가슴이 널 놓치 못했나봐
naemami neol gaseumi neol nohji mothaettnabwa
그리웠었나봐 잡고 싶었나봐
geuriweosseottnabwa japgo shipeottnabwa
그날의 널 사랑한 널 보낼수가 없었나봐
geunaleui neol saranghan neol bonaelsuga eopseottnabwa
I'd like to learn Japanese (only know the kanas and a few words) and maybe German or Italian (they sound like fun languages) :)