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Re: I may not be a bearded, left-handed, gay Lithuanian, but...

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Tuesday, May 30, 2006, 16:17
On 5/30/06, Thomas Leigh <thomas@...> wrote:
> veritosproject wrote: > > And..._why_, oh _why_, are you trying to learn Latvian? > > Why _wouldn't_ anybody want to learn Latvian?! :-)
Indeed. But I'd take that further - why wouldn't anybody want to learn *any* given language? Languages are awesome. You should collect lots of them. Which doesn't mean that you should strive for conversational fluency in Etruscan (good luck with that!), but studying the basic structure and some core vocabulary of as many languages for which you can get your "grubby little hands" on materials is amazingly edifying. Will prompt all sorts of ideas for your artlang, if nothing else. Even if you don't actually remember enough of what you've studied to say "hi" to the next ancient Etruscan you meet... -- Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>


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