It’s happening again, everyone. Language lust. I really, really want to study a Romance language. Why? Because knowing a Romance language will round out my Indo-European language knowledge so beautifully. Think of this: I already speak a Germanic language (you’re reading my blog in this language right now), I’m at a pretty decent level in a Slavic one (in fact, Russian is the most widely spoken Slavic language, which makes me feel like I got more bang for my buck, so to speak), so what major branch am I missing? Romance, of course. Yes, I know there are other branches in this language family, but the Germanic, Romance, and Slavic branches contain some of the most widely spoken languages in the world. In fact, of the top ten languages by number of native speakers, four of them come from those three branches I listed (and six of them are Indo-European).
Spanish, here I come? 🇪🇸