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    Afrikaans, American Sign Language, Anishinaabemowin, Dothraki, French, German, Hebrew, Irish Gaelic, Italian, Latin, Na'vi, Quenya, Russian, Scottish Gaelic, Swahili, Valyrian, Zulu
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  1. French is considered a Class I language in America. Basically, it's really easy to learn if English is your native language. In my experience, I was reading [read: wading through thick mud] a full-length French novel within five months, and that was even with a ton of other languages on my plate. If French is the only language or one of a few languages, with dedicated studying, I don't see why you couldn't have the same results (but I'm not you; you know your abilities better than I). As far as similarities, English borrows [read: forcibly removes at knifepoint] a lot of words from Latin,
  2. If you can handle it, go for it. It will seem confusing at first, but as you get to know each language, you'll be able to pick out the things that make each language unique. Personally, I think between a Romance and Germanic language, it should come a little easier than, say, two Romance or two Germanic languages (though that would theoretically make the grammar a little easier), or even trying to swing multiple dialects of the same language (eg, Gaelic, Valyrian).
  3. If you look through here: https://www.livelingua.com/#project You should find something that works. It contains entire courses from the FSI, DLI, and Peace Corps. Some of them are a bit dated (hence the scanned-in, typewriter look of some of them) but they work for a good, solid foundation. The only real drawback that I found was trying to find a good Hebrew course; the ones on this site are very old, hard to read, and even people with little or no experience in the language can feel how dated and archaic some of the words/grammar are.
  4. http://www.languagecourse.net Available for desktop and in the Android store. For the most part it works on frequency words, which is helpful, but also has hundreds of words in dozens of themes and categories. Available in over a dozen languages in multiple combinations (not just an "English to" program). The only issue I've found is that the desktop repetitions seem to be lacking or broken (I have mine set at six, and I only ever get two). The app repeats like it should, but the counter doesn't work. It's great, it really is. You're not compelled to create an account or profile. I use
  5. I'm a bit shy, so starting them has always been a problem for me. ;_;
  6. I'm a language addict. Some of it is pure fascination, some because of family heritage, some is nerdism, and some just because they are easy.
  7. Just because I think I would run out of room in the title. I have a lot of languages I am learning, and I can learn them. I have the ability to keep them separate, even those that are very close. So, here is a list: Afrikaans Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe dialect) French (esp. African [read: Senegalese] French, or, failing that, Quebecois) Gaelic, Irish Gaelic, Scottish German Hebrew Italian Latin, Classical Russian Swahili (esp. Ugandan) Zulu I also have endeavors in Dothraki, Na'vi, Quenya, and all Valyrian dialects (I'm a nerd). But because there are no real native speakers, it's mostly a
  8. Rihays


    Hai. Please, call me Rihays. I live in Michigan in the US. It is still very cold and I greatly disapprove. I am a language addict. I can't stop absorbing them. ;_; I am also terrible at these intro posts.
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