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Squeegee Donating Member (577 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-05 08:31 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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