Sean of the Dead wrote:
Well, Basque and Scots would be for fun.
Your idea of fun is learning Basque? That's closer to my idea of masochism.
Sami I will most likely learn because it's my favorite Uralic language by far, and I plan to move to Tromsø, Norway by 2025, which is the area it is spoken in.
I don't know how much you'd use it even there, compared to Norwegian.
I will hopefully learn Lushootseed from a course near here, because I absolutely love the sound of it, and have long wanted to learn a Native American language from my area, like what Formiko said.
Unfortunately, there are only around 60 speakers, but there are several natives teaching it around here in colleges and on their own.
Reviving moribund languages is an admirable goal and all, but to talk to less than one hundred people, when you're going to move anyway? Is that worth the tradeoff?
And why I don't learn any language with a lot of speakers? I guess I don't like to learn languages that tons of other people are learning, I like to try to be unique.
And Russian is way too irregular for me, and I prefer Cantonese over Mandarin, but starting next year (September), I will be learning Japanese in school, which is enough kanji for me.
Fair enough, but I'm more concerned with the usefulness of languages rather than the individualist cred they give me (although Arabic arguably does both). I think Japanese is a good choice. I would learn it if I were bothered enough.