Spanish is my native language. I studied french over my teens, for 5 years; I only started to get relatively fluent near the end, when I joined extra clubs and so spent lots of hours a day with some of my native french teachers, doing lots of diferent stuff, talking in their language for everything.
I typically wanted to start with japanese some time ago. I bought a japanese-spanish dictionary with a grammar section that I started checking, but pretty much stoped when I learned about the existence of the AGTH hook. I'd still like to speak it, but the idea of attending courses and being with people on a regular basis once again quite discourages me.
I've been wanting to learn at least the fundamentals of german for a while, now: it is the language on wich several things I utterly love were written on (and it's mai waifu's 1st mother-language). I can more of less pronnounce it but haven't really started studying it yet: declension is just such a strange land to me... The only thing I envy about philosophy-exclusive students, it's the fact they learn greek and latin from the very begining; I also wanted to learn hebrew (to read The Zohar directly), but don't think that'll ever happen.
Relatedly with your pic: it's interesting how getting to know some languages completley outside of that genealogy and wich work so differently, like japanese, help us realizing how naive the idea of every language being reducible to a (westernized/modern) pure logic form was.
Post edited on 22nd Jul 2011, 8:05am