I love how building a German sentence means building a mental call stack.
Languages with cases where the same verb can mean something really different in an expression with a different case (to be fair, even without proper cases you get lots of tricksy examples of this in English).
Love triconsonantal Semitic roots like all proper conlanging trash.
Thanks for making this great first post.
I find many languages interesting, which makes it difficult to pick just one. I have been studying Persian for the past decade or so primarily out of personal interest, but it’s basically my specialization now. So I guess that’s proof that it interested me more than other languages.
I also learned Esperanto purely out of interest, and for some reason I was overcome with a strong motivation and learned it in weeks.
Thanks to my studies and interests I’ve slowly been drawn to older and ancient languages. That’s an unusual turn for me because I’ve only ever wanted to learn living languages, but the dead ones like Middle Persian and Avestan are the way forward for me.
Disclaimer: My language of linguistics is 0.
Korean is pretty interesting. A Korean friend once told me that it is a relatively newer invention, has way fewer characters than other East Asian languages, and the script looks prettier IMO because of way fewer sharp corners.
Thats because Korean works in the same way as the latin alphabet, so you have one character for each sound. In fact the alphabet was designed just 500 years ago or so, and each letter is supposed to represent the position of the tongue.
You can easily learn the alphabet in a week or so (but learning the language is a different matter).
Yeah it’s stands out to me because of it’s abundance of circles and curves compared to nearby languages like chinese
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