Post # 1
I spent a lot of my childhood on the Aleutian Islands. I get a lot of questions whether I was ever taught Russian or not. This got me thinking, if you were given the chance to learn any language, which would you choose and why?
Post # 3
Probably Italian because it sounds so luxurious and romantic!
Post # 4
Probably either Chinese or Arabic, simply because they seem like they will be the most useful in our lifetime. Plus, you can get jobs that make you some serious bank if you can fluently speak one of the other.
For pure enjoyment? Probably Japanese, because Japanese culture is really sweet.
Post # 4
Probably Latin because it appeals to the nerd in me :).
Post # 5
I’d like to brush up and expand my knowledge of French, but I’d also like to learn Swedish or Russian.
ETA: Actually, there are soooo many languages I’d like to learn. My AP English teacher from high school spoke Hebrew and I loved listening to her talk. Latin is also extremely beautiful…
I’d learn to speak everything if I had the time!
Post # 6
Klingon! because it’s just so kick ass. 😛
and Japanese.I took it for 3 years in highschool and I want to pick it back up. I love Japanese for being so straight forward and orderly. Just like rhythmically chopping veggies into cubes on a board. It’s just so wonderful and logical.
Currently I’m learning Russian. I like learning it because it’s colorful, rustic, and such a pain in my ass. Seriously, Russian makes me want to pull my hair out, but I kind of like it. I also love how…dirty Russian is. Not sure how to describe it in literal terms.
Post # 7
I’ve always wanted to learn Japanese. I just do! We use to watch hit Japanese sitcoms when I was younger and I wish I didn’t have to read subtitles.
Oh well, one of these days when I have all that free time. 😉
Post # 8
I really want to learn Latin. If Rosetta Stone wasn’t so freakin’ expensive, I’d be all over that.
Post # 9
@Tunacupcakes: Even before the questions I ALWAYS wanted to learn Russian. It is so, gruff and, well… sexy! I love it. How are you learning it?
Post # 10
@Fall_In_Love22: Just buy the Cambridge books. They’re cheap and easy.
I want to learn Italian next. I can pretty much read it already because of other languages I know, but I would like to speckit. After that: German, and then Greek.
Post # 11
@firsttimemom: Oh I’m learning it through my community college while I’m completing my associate of science. It’s not needed to transfer to a university for my bachelor’s, but I want to learn it for me. So, I’m just tacking it on my schedule with my required classes and taking summer classes to make up for it. 🙂
Just a warning. You know the joke about Russians and vodka? Well…after starting to learn Russian I’m starting to understand why they drink vodka. It makes me want to drink. 🙂
Post # 12
I’m working toward Japanese, Korean, and Russian, and hope to move on to Mandarin and Cantonese.
I’d also like to learn Thai.
As crazy as it sounds, I’m also interested in Singlish, even though it’s not a *language*, but a pidgin.
I have a smattering of Japanese and Russian books around my house, I picked up a Korean newspaper yesterday, and I have a chunk of french books/flashcards from when I was younger and wanted to learn French…
I need to brush up on my Spanish.
Post # 13
I learned Latin and Greek in high school and I loved them both!! It’s awesome seeing the etymology develop and finding root meanings to our English words… love it.
If I was to pick a new language, I’d probably go with German. Darling Husband speaks it a little, and I find it really beautiful.
Post # 15
French, because I already know enough to feel I could pick it up on a more conversational basis.