Hello to everybody in whatever language I can muster!
It's fabulous to find a place (digitally speaking) focused upon linguistic interests... As my little brothers plainly state, I'm a dork. That is, I adore language, and read the OED for fun. I'm a writer, and my first book (to be released 2011) is a dictionary of short fictions each inspired by an obsolete English word. Like 'suint,' which means 'the dried perspiration of a sheep.' I love the grace of words fluttering away.
In addition to my adoration of my native tongue, though, I've married a Hungarian and moved to Pecs, Hungary, and currently learning the language with much enthusiasm and much grammatical stumbling. I don't know if there's anybody else here who's had experience learning Magyarul, but I won't pretend: it's a challenge! A lovely one, however, and always fascinating.
We also travel quite a bit - we married in southeast Asia and have lived around the Mediterranean and eastern Europe in our VW bus, so I've picked up various scraps here and there and had fun with them all.
So in a Hungarian spirit, Szervus! to everybody...
Welcome to the Omniglot forum!
I've never studied any Hungarian but I did take a small crack at Finnish once which is a relative. The Uralic languages in general are pretty cool.