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Re: What languages are you learning and plan to learn?

Postby Tikolm » Sat 14 Jul 2012 11:35 pm

I know nobody's using this thread right now, but I thought I'd reply anyway.
Learned enough: English (native)
Fairly fluent: French
Can sort of speak: Spanish
Taking lessons: Latin
Sing in and sort of understand: Old Italian
Can sort of read: German, Dutch, other Germanic languages
Used to know: Russian, Hebrew, some sort of Arabic thingy
Too controversial to specify: Welsh
Not sure of anything: Gaelic (no, I don't mean Irish, I mean all three languages in its family), Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese
Conlangs I'm working on most: Tikolmian, Leafoosish
Just to be clear, I'm not really "learning" any of these languages actively (except for Latin and the conlangs), and a lot of them I don't really know at all. I'm just having my fun making a list of languages I've sort of paid attention to over the years. :P
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Re: What languages are you learning and plan to learn?

Postby Tikolm » Tue 11 Sep 2012 10:33 pm

Posting to say that Welsh has gone from "too controversial" to "learning currently". See my signature for how badly I know it now.
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Re: What languages are you learning and plan to learn?

Postby Rexcoder » Sat 29 Sep 2012 10:49 am

I'm learning Portuguese now. I thought it would be easy because I know Spanish, but jeez, Portuguese pronunciation is so hard. : :lol:
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Beginning-Intermediate: Português, Deutsch
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Re: What languages are you learning and plan to learn?

Postby Tikolm » Mon 01 Oct 2012 3:44 am

Rexcoder wrote:I'm learning Portuguese now. I thought it would be easy because I know Spanish, but jeez, Portuguese pronunciation is so hard. : :lol:
Isn't it! I'm not learning Portuguese, but I know the vowels are kind of funny compared with those of Spanish.
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Re: What languages are you learning and plan to learn?

Postby Pax » Sun 21 Oct 2012 3:50 pm

where i live Spanish is very prominent so ive picked up a very basic understanding.
and as you can see in my signature, i'm trying to find time for some classes.
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Re: What languages are you learning and plan to learn?

Postby Pax » Fri 26 Oct 2012 3:11 am

Delodephius wrote:Is there anyone here apart from me who is region biased? Or maybe language group biased? I see people here mostly each want to learn a number of diverse language from different parts of the world.

i realize this was posted 3 years ago.

My goal is to learn all the romance languages:
-Latin
-Spanish
-Italian
-French (maybe)
-English (native)
Are German and Porteguese Romance languages? I'm not sure.

Plus i want to learn a couple other just because.
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Re: What languages are you learning and plan to learn?

Postby Anoran » Fri 26 Oct 2012 5:07 am

Pax wrote:Are German and Porteguese Romance languages? I'm not sure.


English and German are both officially considered Germanic languages. Portuguese, however, is indeed a Romance language.
Other Romance languages you might be interested in include:
Catalan
Galician
Romanian
Sicilian

Where a language lies in a language family depends more on syntax and morphology than anything else. Lexicon, surprisingly, doesn't count much.

As for myself, it would be nice to become fluent in Spanish, though given my location in the world, I don't have many opportunities to practice. And it really makes me cringe when people do stuff like say /paɪˈɛlə/ instead of /paˈeʎa/. *shudder*

I also have a deeply invested interest in Old Norse.
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Re: What languages are you learning and plan to learn?

Postby Pax » Sat 27 Oct 2012 4:04 pm

Okay i just looked at a list. My idea of Romance languages was completely wrong.
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Re: What languages are you learning and plan to learn?

Postby JeremyS » Sat 27 Oct 2012 6:16 pm

Newbie here. I also suffer from "polyglossophilia" and it seems unfortunately there is no cure. Languages that I have seriously considered learning include:
Latin
Irish
Modern Greek
Spanish
German
Lakota
Icelandic
Afrikaans
Old English
Gothic
Shoshoni
Comanche
Hawaiian
French
Cajun French
Chinook Wawa
...and I'm sure there are quite a few others that I have forgotten. Lately I have been trying to sort out what I would really like to get out of learning languages and attempt to make a plan for learning and utilization. So many languages, so little time!
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Re: What languages are you learning and plan to learn?

Postby Anoran » Sat 27 Oct 2012 8:40 pm

Thumbs up on the Chinook Wawa, Jeremy! Also, hi, fellow newbie.
You should check out the shorthand system (a derivative of Duployan shorthand) designed for it. It's called Chinook writing or Wawa shorthand.

As for learning all those languages... Well, that's a pretty ambitious list! Not only are some of those languages fairly tough to learn, there's also not a lot of information on some of them. For example, good luck trying to learn Gothic. It's an extinct language; the only record we have of it is a small number of historical texts written in the tongue, and various references from other documents.

Pax wrote:Okay i just looked at a list. My idea of Romance languages was completely wrong.


Romance languages are those with syntax and morphology derived from Latin. Some languages obviously, are debatable, but have still been officially categorized anyway. I'm curious, though - what was your previous definition of a Romance language?
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