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Squeegee Donating Member (577 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-05 07:31 PM
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What's the easiest language you've ever tried to learn?
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For me, it was Danish. It has very regular grammar, no cases, no verb conjugation for person, two grammatical genders, and a word order identical to English. The vocabulary was very easy because I had already taken six prior years of German (Danish cognates are obvious and the language has a ton of High German loan-words). The only thing hard about it was pronunciation. Stress, meter, and tone of words and sentences are not quite like something you find normally in English or German, and you have to talk like you have a mouth full of mashed-potatoes.
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  -What's the easiest language you've ever tried to learn? Squeegee  Feb-15-05 07:31 PM   #0 
  - Uhhh...English? I always thought that was pretty easy.  ZombieNixon   Feb-15-05 07:49 PM   #1 
  - Pig Latin  Dookus   Feb-15-05 09:57 PM   #2 
  - Italian  Book Lover   Feb-18-05 01:53 AM   #3 
  - Scots  Mairead   Feb-20-05 11:14 AM   #4 
  - Spanish  Stop_the_War   Feb-20-05 08:22 PM   #5 
  - Ancient Greek  bicentennial_baby   Mar-06-05 09:50 AM   #6 
  - LOL. I've studied koine because I wanted to read the original NT writings. n/t  davidwparker   Aug-02-07 12:58 PM   #25 
  - Esperanto  Pigwidgeon   Mar-09-05 12:39 PM   #7 
  - So far, Italian because I speak a couple other Romance languages.  Swamp Rat   Mar-12-05 03:34 PM   #8 
  - Danish  Yellow Dog Blues   Sep-27-05 04:45 PM   #9 
  - Norwegian, for the same reasons that Squeegee gave for Danish  Lydia Leftcoast   Sep-30-05 09:21 PM   #10 
  - this is very encouraging! :-)  progdonkey   Nov-08-05 04:24 AM   #11 
  - Yes, that sentence in Norwegian would be  Lydia Leftcoast   Feb-07-08 10:48 PM   #30 
  - dupe  progdonkey   Nov-08-05 04:26 AM   #12 
  - Spanish  SunDrop23   Dec-28-05 10:05 PM   #13 
  - Spanish and Interlingua  DinoBoy   Apr-09-06 10:36 PM   #14 
  - I can't tell,  jonolover   May-10-06 12:52 PM   #15 
  - Danish was not all that difficult to understand when spoken  Left_Winger   May-26-06 07:23 AM   #16 
  - Spanish  racaulk   May-26-06 04:27 PM   #17 
  - French.  fudge stripe cookays   Aug-10-06 05:20 AM   #18 
  - Portugus  Swamp Rat   Aug-17-06 01:00 AM   #19 
  - Swahili  dmesg   Aug-24-06 04:29 PM   #20 
  - Italian.  SheilaT   Jan-21-07 11:02 PM   #21 
  - ???????? Modern Greek -  k8conant   Apr-30-07 09:36 PM   #22 
  - Music, which was my second language.  Perragrande   Jun-28-07 03:43 AM   #23 
  - It is a tie between German and Spanish for me  blondie58   Jul-29-07 08:23 PM   #24 
  - Ancient Frisian...since it's so close to Beowulf...  pink-o   Oct-13-07 01:59 PM   #26 
  - Believe it or not, Russian  Canuckistanian   Oct-27-07 06:20 PM   #27 
  - Mandarin  geardaddy   Nov-07-07 12:19 PM   #28 
  - Italian  shenmue   Nov-08-07 04:55 PM   #29 
 

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