Foreign and Other Languages
, what can you speak?
As the new year began, I was speaking in broad terms to Ave about all the things I'd like to learn in the new year, in particular, and the following years. One goal I'd like to achieve that is currently unfulfilled is to learn another language.
Once upon a time, I studied Gaelic and French (odd combo, eh?), but that was back in High School. I'd like to learn Gaelic, properly, as it's my home nations
language. It is not spoken by too many people, but it'd be a cool thing to know. Plus, I'd take some small amount of pride from knowing it, for whatever that is worth. I was once rather useful in speaking it, having spent one summer speaking it half the time and English the rest, but my mind has let those early years go. I, however, have retained the memories, thankfully.
My mind works like that, more often than not.
The French language, well I never took that one seriously and rarely made any effort to learn it. This feeling has not really changed. It is not a language that appeals to me, nor does the thought of living there do much for me, either. Although, France does seem to be a better place than most.
What I would like to learn, I think, is Spanish and maybe Italian. Both sound fantastic, and I see a lot of worth in knowing them.
What about yourselves?