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What languages are you learning and plan to learn?

Postby Neqitan » Sat 16 May 2009 12:29 am

This was actually a nice thread in the old forum, so I'm reviving it.

My list (in the following order...):
-Mandarin
-MSA
-Some Persian
-Some Cantonese
-Well probably some of an Arabic dialect
-A lot of facts about Old Spanish
-Maybe French
-Well probably some Hindi
-Slightly maybe some Portuguese (most likely yes)
-Slightly maybe some Latin (most likely... idk, in the middle of yes and no)
-Slightly maybe some Nahuatl (most likely no)
-Slightly maybe some Russian (most likely no)
-Slightly maybe some Gujarati (most likely no)

I'm going to unquestionably learn well the first two (MSA mainly for writing though). I'd be happy with a lot of Persian/Canto but not perfect, an Arabic dialect is crucial to speak with people, Old Spanish and French are out of pure geekiness, I imagine myself speaking Hindi but it's not a journey I want to start for now. For the rest (Port./Latin/Nahuatl/Russian/Gujarati) it all depends on how things turn out (say, if I become a close friend of a Russian/Gujarati speaker or something I'd be more than delighted to learn it).
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Re: What languages are you learning and plan to learn?

Postby Sean of the Dead » Sat 16 May 2009 12:44 am

Mine:
German
Norwegian
Luxembourgish
Japanese
Cornish
Dutch
Those are the ones I'll most likely learn fluently, but I haven't fully committed to Luxembourgish yet.

Possibly, in order of possibility:
Manx
Latin
Quite possibly some Old Norse, it's pretty sexy
Maybe Persian, it's pretty cool
I also want to maybe learn either Latvian or Lithuanian, I can't decide which, and surely not both, and also a Finno-Ugric language, in this order: Võro, Estonian, Finnish/Hungarian, not sure which order they should go in, since there's an equal chance for both. :P
In reality, I doubt learning Võro is possible, because I don't think many (if any at all) resources are in English, and I have no idea about other resources for it in any other language.

Less possibly:
Mandarin
Arabic
Low possibility: Some Native American language, like Cherokee or Lakota.
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Re: What languages are you learning and plan to learn?

Postby Meera » Sat 16 May 2009 12:58 am

Langauges I really want to learn:
Hindi
Tamil
Arabic-Egyptian & Lebanese

Possible Langauges:
Nepali
Malayam
Telugu
Urdu
Bengali
Tajik

Really interested in (but probably will never learn)
Khmer
Tibetian
Sign Langauge
Sanskrit
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Re: What languages are you learning and plan to learn?

Postby Delodephius » Sat 16 May 2009 2:55 am

Well since my area of interest includes mostly history of East Central Europe I plan to learn languages of this region, even those I'm not particularly interested in. Just in case I change my signature these language would be:
Hungarian, German, Polish, Sorbian, Romanian, Slovenian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Albanian, Romany, and I'll try to improve my knowledge of Czech, Ruthenian, Macedonian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Belarusian and Russian.

I would also like to know languages that were used in these regions in the past: Latin, Koine Greek, Gothic, Old High German, Old Hungarian, Ottoman Turkish, Old Prussian, and improve my knowledge of Old Church Slavonic and Church Slavonic.

But I also would like to learn languages of other cultures I'm interested in: Old Irish, Old French, Old English, Old Norse, Classical Greek, Ancient Egyptian, Coptic, Hittite, Sanskrit.

There are couple of modern languages I would like to learn also, for instance French, Italian, Spanish, Finnish and Swedish, the former three because there is a large volume of literature available on the subject of palaeolinguistics and history, the latter two because I just like them.

I have my whole life ahead of me and I plan to live a very long one, and I'll spend most of it studying I guess. I can't tell how many of these languages I'll learn or even try to learn, but most of them require only passive understanding, and as I don't plan to really make anything of them except get to the knowledge I seek it is possible.

I'm currently learning Classical Greek and Old Church Slavonic.
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Re: What languages are you learning and plan to learn?

Postby dtp883 » Sat 16 May 2009 4:22 am

Wow some of you guys have a lot of languages to learn. I'm not sure I'd ever learn a dead language. Anyway,

Learning:
Spanish
French

Started but not right now:
Hebrew

Might Learn to become a Romance language aficionado:
Italian
Portuguese

Interesting to Me:
Arabic
Icelandic
Native: English (NW American)
Advanced: Spanish
Intermediate: French
Beginning: Arabic (MSA/Egyptian)
Some day: German
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Re: What languages are you learning and plan to learn?

Postby ILuvEire » Sat 16 May 2009 4:55 am

Currently learning:
Danish
German

Brushing up on:
Italian
French

Definitely learn:
Russian

Most likely will learn:
Míkmaq / Cree / Ojibwe
Hawaiian
Finnish
Welsh

Might learn:
Lakota
Icelandic
Luxembourgish
Mandarin

Probably not, but I really really want to:
Lebanese Arabic (no MSA for me!)
Modern Hebrew
Dutch
Cantonese
Xhosa/Zulu/Swahili
Biblical Hebrew / Ancient Greek / Aramaic
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Re: What languages are you learning and plan to learn?

Postby formiko » Sat 16 May 2009 4:58 am

Delodephius wrote:I have my whole life ahead of me and I plan to live a very long one

Unfortunately, that is out of our handsImage
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Re: What languages are you learning and plan to learn?

Postby dtp883 » Sat 16 May 2009 5:02 am

@formiko: What a happy thought...
Native: English (NW American)
Advanced: Spanish
Intermediate: French
Beginning: Arabic (MSA/Egyptian)
Some day: German
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Re: What languages are you learning and plan to learn?

Postby Neqitan » Sat 16 May 2009 5:08 am

ILuvEire wrote:Probably not, but I really really want to:
Lebanese Arabic (no MSA for me!)

You're missing the best part! :twisted:
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Re: What languages are you learning and plan to learn?

Postby Hungakuluk » Sat 16 May 2009 6:58 am

I want learning/plan learn:
-Aleut
-Quechua
-Nganasan/Nenets
-Itelmen
-Japanese
Inuuhiluktaapkun taimangnitsuhilaunngitsunga
Ilaanikkun Inungniiguaqhuqpunga
Kihimngiurumavungattauq


In all ma lyf-time Ive not met one lyk dat yet
Im A Pretty Outgoing Person At Times
But I Lyk Ma Own Quiet Time Now And Den T_T
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