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? 🇪🇸

5 thoughts on “Language Lust

  1. I was about to advise against Italian (despite it being easily the best-sounding of the three, but I’m not biased!) and propose either French or Spanish. French is not that widely used outside, indeed, Europe or Africa but… well, it’s French. Learning it and understanding “La Haine” is one of life’s little pleasures.

    1. I had compulsory French when I was younger. I’m not sure I’ll ever have the courage to dive back into it!😀 I really do think I may do Spanish. I enjoyed it a lot when I studied it in school and it would help me a lot professionally.

  2. Wohoo for Spanish. It’s easy, it’s beautiful and it’s useful. French is kinda nice too, but I’d go for Spanish!

    1. French is cool, but I was slightly scarred by my compulsory French when I was younger. I mean, seriously, have you seen the spelling of words?!? It’s crazy!😉 Honestly, I’d like to learn it someday, but I think I’ll focus on Spanish for now.😀

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