Hello, everyone (that's what the topic name says
I've just recently registered here at the forum. I adore language and hope to find some interesting discussions around here. Looking at the dates on posts around the site, I'm guessing things don't move too, too quickly around here; which is good because I really don't have the time to keep up with a forum that sees 2000+ posts per day. lol.
Anyway, I've been studying language for many years now. I've been learning Japanese for six years (which is where it all started, really). Unfortunately, I only ever had the opportunity to take one class in Japanese and never even got to finish it. So from then on I've been teaching myself (which is a much slower process). I'd say I'm at an intermediate level.
I've also studied German, Finnish, Norwegian, Korean, Mandarin, and Ancient Egyptian. I can't say I speak any of these languages with any discernible amount of fluency, but you can only get so far on self-taught. However, I do try to learn as much as I can (I asked for language books for Christmas. hehe. <3)
While I may not fluently speak any language other than English, my studies in this array of languages over the years has not been for naught. After having seen the myriad of ways in which language and thought can be cognated, constructed, and expressed, my perspective has been greatly broadened (is "cognated" a word?).
I have used this perspective to evolve various conlangs over the years. Not only for my own amusement and accomplishment, but also to further familiarize myself with all of the aspects and intricacies of linguistics that I can, so as to perhaps go into the journey of learning a language in the future and be better equipped for doing so. On that note, I'm gonna' go post in the conlang section now. Hope you guys will welcome me.
~ Rhamos Vhailejh