What languages are you planning to learn and why ?
Hello, everybody. Since I discovered Duolingo a year ago, my vision of the world changed. First I wanted to learn only 1 language and that was Japanese. But then I discovered this amazing website and now I want to learn multiple languages.
German : Because I live in Switzerland and it's been +6 years that I am learning it and speaking it every week /day.
Spanish : Because I want to visit South America and my brother lives in Spain.
Dutch : Because I am going to live there (The Netherlands) after High School.
Indonesian : I don't know why but I am really loving it and I hope Duolingo will create a course shortly.
Italian : I hated the sound of it but now I kind of like and I hope I will learn it someday.
Japanese : I'm in love of Japan and the language is amazingly beautiful. I hope I will live there one day.
Norwegian or Swedish : A lot of my family is living in those two countries so I might learn those two or at least one of them.
Maltese : Because it is so close to Tunisian Arabic and I love Malta
How about you guys ? I think I am also going to add some languages in the future but I hope I will not be too addicted to learning languages
- Portuguese because I love Brazilian culture. Eu amo Português
- Italian because it is such a beautiful language. Io amo l'italiano
- Swedish because Eurovision will be in Sweden next year. :) Jag älskar Svenska
- Turkish because it is the closest language to one of my native languages, Albanian. Ben Türkçe severim
- Russian because it is such an important language, and I love the sound of it. Я люблю русский
- Hungarian, at first, I didn't want to learn it at all, but I tried a little bit of the English for Hungarian speakers, and now I want to learn Hungarian. Én szeretem a magyar
- Czech/Slovak because I think they're the simplest Slavic languages to learn, and they're beautiful. Já miluji/milujem Čeština/Slovenčina
- Romanian because I love Romance and Slavic languages, and Romanian is somewhat a mix of both. Îmi place Română
- Greek because I think it is a really beautiful and unique language. Αγαπώ ελληνικά
- Serbo-Croatian because my dad knows it, and it seems like such a simple and cool language. Ja volim srpsko-hrvatski
- Finnish because it is such a hard and cool and beautiful language. Minä rakastan suomea
- Estonian because it is like Finnish but is spoken more smoothly and with the õ sound which I find an amazing sound (I don't know why). Ma armastan eesti
- Armenian because I didn't know what Armenian was a year ago, but now I find it an amazing language with an amazing alphabet. Ես սիրում եմ հայերենը
- Azeri because it seems like a cool language, and it's so weird but really beautiful when you read it. especially with the letter ə. Mən Azərbaycan sevgi
- Mandarin Chinese because it is the language with the most speakers, and I'm learning it in school. 我爱中文
- Japanese because I think it's a cool language, and the way it's spoken is so beautiful. 私は日本語が大好き
- Arabic because it is an important language and the way it sounds is beautiful and amazing. أنا أحب اللغة العربية
- Farsi because I read a book called Persepolis about a girl growing up in Iran during the Iranian Revolution, and ever since, I've wanted to learn Farsi. من عاشق فارسی
- Occitan because I want to learn a less known Romance language, and I chose Occitan. Aimi Occitan
These are a lot of languages...
Wow you want to learn all these langyages ? , good luck , Occitan is pretty interesting choice , if you need any help in Arabic just let me know :)
Armenian is the only Indo-European language as independent as Albanian. Love to Shqipë! You can also thumbs up and ask questions here: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/3535296$comment_id=11272717 As well as vote in the general poll here: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/9636652
There's a small error in the Italian phrase: it's "Io amo l'italiano" or "Io amo la lingua italiana"
Russian- Because Russia is such an interesting country and their media always has a different perspective than the West
Spanish- By far the most practical language for someone in the US
Swahili- I just love the sound of the language
Various forms of Chinese- I love Chinese culture and would like to be able to read old texts from the region
Hindi/Sanskrit- Also in order to read writings in the language
I like your choices very interesting and very varied. I'm guessing you are happy that they are building a Hindi course ?
I'm very interested to see how it will work. Hindi is unlike any language tackled by duolingo so far.
I currently speak English & Spanish but I want to learn:
Portuguese: Because it's super similar to Spanish, and that always fascinated me. I want to be able to connect with my Latin American brothers & sisters down in Brazil. The culture is so rich and the population is diverse. Brazilian music is also amazing, and they are very friendly open people that I'd love to be able to communicate with. Plus, the women down in Brazil are hott, hott, hott. ;)
French: Because it's an absolutely gorgeous & romantic language with a lot of rich history. It's widespread and spoken in many countries that each have their own respective cultures and it is actually spoken relatively closely to me. I live in Massachusetts, USA but Quebec, Canada is roughly a 4 1/2 hour drive from where I live. It's also an official UN language so that's a plus.
Japanese: Because it's straight badass. I would say it's probably the "coolest" language in my opinion. I'm a huge anime fan and gamer and the Japanese just have a special talent when it comes to these things. I love Pokemon, Mario, Fire Emblem, Death Note, Full Metal Alchemist, Attack on Titan, and the list goes on! Also, I want to be a samurai...
I needed a definition for Japanese and I think badass language is the most appropriate. I want to learn Portuguese, but the sound of it disturbs me. Maybe in the future.
Brazilian Portuguese? Do you know that in Brazil there are dozens of different accents?
I guess there is. But the sound of the Portuguese course on Duolingo disturbs me
That, exactly. The Portuguese voice sounds very unnatural, quite robotic. In other languages like French the voice is quite good.
Yes, I do know that. It's a big country. But come on.... you can all understand each other extremely well. It's really not that big of a deal. But if you must know which particular accent I'm focusing on it's the Rio one.
Great, I think (almost sure) that most brazilians either love or hate Rio de Janeiro's accent; it has many particularities. If your native language is either Spanish or English I consider accents from São Paulo and the ones from Rio Grane do Sul would be easier to learn and understand. Anyway, Rio is the reason foreigners learn Portuguese and that's the place foreigners first think when you say Brazil, so I wish you success in your journey and that you enjoy learning my language.
I picked up Italian here because at the time I was unemployed and I've fallen in love with the language and the process of learning it. I can't wait to go back to Italy and speak Italian the entire time.
I am taking a Chinese class because I went to China and I love everything about the country, so I decided to learn the language and get to know the culture better.
I want to learn Polish and Hungarian because I am Polish and Hungarian. My grandfather apparently came to the US from Hungary and spoke 7 different languages, but didn't learn English until he went to Kindergarten. I've never met this Grandfather and I've always been resentful of the fact that none of my Aunts and Uncles speak Hungarian at least.
Since joining this site I have become interested in Romanian and Vietnamese, and Korean is beginning to really capture my interest as well.
When I started here I had no idea I would become so passionate about languages. :)
Spanish- It's practical for anyone living in the U.S and I have a lot of Spanish- speaking friends Te amo Español
Irish- I have Irish ancestry, I want to help keep this language alive, and it is just a beautiful language. Is breá liom Gaelige
Swedish- I also have Swedish ancestry, and Swedish friends. Jag älskar Svenska
Norwegian- It is an interesting( and simple) language, unique culture and close to Swedish. Plus I love the characters æ, å, and ø. Jeg elsker Norsk
Hebrew- Beautiful, ancient language. Awesome culture, cool script, and I hope to visit Israel one day. אני אוהב את עברית.
And I hope to learn eventually-
Greek- Ancient language, cool script, interesting culture, beautiful country!
Italian- Beautiful sounding language.
Aramaic- Ancient, the language of Jesus, endangered , beautiful sounding language.
When I was a kid, I often thought that if God showed up one day and told me he could grant me just one wish, I would ask to know every language and dialect currently spoken in the world. In later years, as I learned more about the capacity of the human brain and historical linguistics, my with got scaled down to just Proto-Indo-European, so I could go into any of its modern branches on my own :)
These days, it's even simpler - I want to learn a couple more languages in the Slavic, Germanic and Romance families, and Welsh. I've at times studied ancient languages and I'll probably always do so as a hobby, but nowadays I'm more interested in using language study for communication and making new friends.
I was in your situation as well, only that I was fixed on learning English and as I got older I nailed this language so I decided learning other languages :
- French because I study it at school and I began to make incredible progress in only two months (so much that people thought I got tutored the whole summer)
- Italian because I like the accent and it seems very close to my mother tongue (Romanian) but also French
- Russian/Polish/Sweden/Dutch : I want to be a translator but English and French aren't good enough nowadays, so I want to learn at least one non-romanic language
- and finally Korean/Japanese/Chinese because of the fact mentioned above about being a translator but also because I want a challenge.
Phew, that's about it, I have a long way to go :))
Your mother tongue is Romanian ? Amazing ! I might learn the basics someday because it is close to my mother tongue (French :P). And I love Bucharest, I hope I will go there again soon. You should also apply for the Romanian for English speakers, because they are desperately looking for help.
I would love to give them a hand but I'm not sure how this "contribution" thing works. I don't think I'm suited for this kind of job because I can't go to a meeting place (do contributors even do meetings?) to buy the software and I'm horrible at programming (I think you need to do that too for editing the tree, skills, etc...) and stuff like that. If all I needed to do is explain the grammar, make texts up, provide tips and guides, and explain which word means what in Romanian , sure, I'm in.
If somebody can give me some information on how I could help (other than programming) and it meets my requirements that would be great. :)
What you offer is already a big deal. I mean Tips and notes and Translations is half of the job. But I think they already have programmers, but you should apply :)
I'm pretty sure the Duolingo Incubator has a nice interface, and doesn't need programming skills that are too advanced. Maybe you could contact one of the contributors through their Duolingo page and ask? I'm sure that any help you can offer would be appreciated, and through the advent of Skype and FaceTime, I would be surprised if they actually physically met. You should definitely apply!
German and then Dutch - They are somewhat related to English by being Germanic languages and I love the way they sound
Icelandic (and possibly Norwegian and Danish) - These are related to Swedish, which I'm already studying.
Mandarin - It's the most spoken language in the world and I'm fascinated about the chinese characters.
Italian and Dutch - My ancestors' languages
French - Well, I don't really like it, but as many people speak it and it's not too hard by being a Latin language, I plan to learn it in the future.
Russian and Polish - They would be a whole new challenge to me, just like Mandarin, because I don't speak yet any other languages from their family (the Slavic one).
I'm currently focusing on German and Portuguese; my plans include:
- Refreshing my Spanish and French;
- Resuming Dutch;
- Learning Russian and Hungarian;
- Resuming Korean;
- Learning some Polish, Czech or a Nordic language.
My biggest drive is sheer curiosity, followed by career opportunities (Germany is the largest economy in Europe; Brazil is a major global economy).
Dutch - As a native English speaker, it's relatively easy to learn. I also love certain things that you can do in Dutch that you just can't do in English. Plus, I'm moving there too!
I might leave it at that, but if I do decide to learn more languages they'll likely be Germanic like:
German - Lots of speakers, so lots of material, plus it looks so interesting.
Afrikaans - This one would be just as a hobby. Apparently it's very similar to Dutch, so it should be neat.
Icelandic - If I ever want a really challenging language I might pick this!
Other Germanic languages - Swedish, Danish, Frisian (Netherlands).
Also, my Dutch boyfriend likes the romance languages over the germanic languages and he thinks I should learn Spanish, so we might learn that together as well. No plans to learn French though, haha. I got enough of that in gradeschool and I'm just not motivated to learn it.
- Spanish - One of the best sounding languages, great music, Spain is one of my favourite countries and I wouldn't mind visiting Argentina or Chile once.
- French - Originally because my girlfriend loves everything French but it's starting to grow on me
- Coherent Swedish - Kind of required
- Slovak - Kristína Peláková is one of my favourite artists and the country is beautiful (plus it's one of the easiest Slavic languages)
- Greek - Beautiful country with rich history and partly etymological reasons
- Basque - Language isolate in Europe
- Russian - Huge plus in work life and an interesting culture
- Hungarian - Relative
And 10ish languages trying to replace one of the current bonuses.
Yeah Phoenician seems also interesting. And I am from Carthage so it is my heritage
I have a feeling Duolingo is short on course contributors right now, but as soon as we get them, I think we can get all the courses we request :P It's amazing that you want to learn so many languages :) I'm hoping to be able to write in many languages, maybe be a translator for books? Love the enthusiasm for languages :)
Yes, I will be so excited when Indonesian will be available ! How is your German doing ? You seem to be pretty fluent now
My German is doing okay, exhaustedm ever since the new tree came out. I was so happy that I would be finished soon... And... They had to reset the tree. :(
Haha, I just finished the tree, and bam, two days after a new tree. I'm still searching my golden owl ...
Probably hiding behind one of the new skills :)
I know there are at least half a dozen armenophones that have been waiting years for an okay from the Duo team. While it is nice to be part of the Duolingo community where open study is encouraged, we have to remember that it's a business in the end.
Portuguese- I'm learning it now, and I looove the sound of the language.
Nahuatl-It's a beautiful language
Guarani- Again, I love the sound and the grammar is kind of interesting
Mandarin-I hope to learn it in the future, because the writing system and tones are really interesting for me.
Carapana-It only has around 600 speakers or so, but I want to learn it ever since I read a book about it.
And there are more, but I don't think I have room to write them all.
You should tell me all your languages, I really want to know. Do you have anything to say about Carapana ? Now I am interested to know what it is
Carapana is spoken by a tribe living in the Amzon, in Colombia. I once read a book (in Polish) called Rio Anaconda, where the author went to visit the tribe, and I found it very interesting. But there is next to no information about it, and I don't know if I will be able to learn it. If you are interested, here is a link I found: http://www.native-languages.org/carapana.htm
German: I just really love the sound of it.
Russian: War and Peace. I love the English translation that I have and would love to read the original.
French: there's no real reason, I'm just interested.
Mandarin: my little brother loves it and I told him that I'd learn it with him. Now I really like it.
4 languages from 4 different families, that's interesting. Hope you will do well
Esperanto: I love the idea of a universal language that can also help people learn other languages.
French: I've always loved the french language and I took three semesters of it in college, but I've forgotten most of it.
Hebrew: I took some web classes before but it was my first language learning attempt and I completely failed. I can only barely read the alphabet now and I've lost all of my vocabulary.
Irish: I love the language, music, etc. I'm Irish myself so it would be awesome to learn the language.
These are the ones I want to focus on. If I had the time though I would love to add Swedish and Japanese to the list. :D
-Russian: because it sounds awesome, and I would love to read some books by Leo Tolstoy
-German: because i like how it sounds and it's really interesting to study
-Italian: because it's really melodic and has rhythm in every word.
-french: it's really needed in my country, and they are starting to teach it in every school and i can't learn it , because I am graduating and I don't want to be ignorant after everyone starts to speak french.
-Norwegian/Swedish/Icelandic..: because vikings,also they all sound badass.
Also I might learn :Montenegrin,Albanian,welsh.
Turkish: I want to improve my Turkish skills Dutch: It's the closest language to German Korean: I like the culture and music. Japanese: Sounds beautiful
I thought I would only learn German and then I saw the other cool languages on here and now I am learning 6. I want to learn nearly all of the languages on Duolingo. I also want to learn:
Swahili- I want to learn an African language that is quite widely spoken and it sounds like an interesting language
Xhosa- I think it would be really cool to learn a language that has clicks in it
Indonesian- Indonesia is a popular tourist destination for people in my country so I would like to visit it one day and have also heard that Indonesian is one of the easiest Asian languages to learn
Korean and Chinese- Lots of international students at my school come from South Korea and China and I always hear these languages. It would be great to learn them and then to practise with them. I taught myself Hangul for fun two years ago and have been interested in the Korean culture for a while as well. There are many people from China where I live so it would be quite useful.
Japanese- My friends are all learning it and I have suddenly gained an interest in it.
Finnish- An exchange student from Finland came to my school last year and she taught us some of the basics and I have always wanted to learn more. It sounds cool and looks like a challenging language.
I also want to learn many more languages but those are the main one I want to learn.
Dutch for family, Russian because it's beautiful, Welsh because Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, and of course many... many more. :D
Esperanto: Mainly because it's 1.)it's so ridiculously easy compared to practically any other language, and 2.)it can possibly help with making learning other languages easier once you've got it down.
I'm Irish, so I studied Irish in school, and after about 14 years of Irish classes and 6 years of French, I left school having maybe one or two phrases in both (and literally phrases, without being able to understand any specific words) and an absolute lack of understanding of any grammar. That was a few years back, and I haven't touched any French or Irish since. I've been working on Esperanto for a few months now, and understand it better than I ever did either French or Irish. Hell, even if I could have combined all the Irish I ever learned with all the French I ever learned and counted it as one super-language, I've still got more Esperanto floating around in my head now.
The ideology behind Esperanto I'd view as noble and praiseworthy, but not enough so to bother putting the effort in to learn it. I started with the viewpoint that it was basically a means to an end: learn an easy language which might help me learn my next one. That being said, there's been a lot of music and the like I've found already I enjoy, and the culture's quite pleasant amiable.
After Esperanto, I don't know. Maybe Classical Latin or Greek for kicks, and I'd like to fiddle around with some other Con Langs. Láadan is the Con Lang I have my eyes set on next, but Toki Pona, Ithkuil, and Lojban also seem to be worth a gander. I'm enjoying Esperanto now though. I'd rather learn that well than learn a whole bunch of languages badly, so I'm going to keep focusing on "La Universala Lingvo"!
French: because I grew up hearing my mother and grandmother speak to each other in it, so now I can sorta understand things that I've yet to study and so I want to actually learn it; it also helps that it's definitely easier than Italian, so..
Russian: When I still was in grade school my best friend was a Russian girl from Moscow, we used to teach each other our native languages (she'd translate a word from English to Russian and I to Italian), and now I really want to learn it.
Greek: I just love Greece, I love going there on long holidays, I like its history and overall its by per se quite interesting.
Finnish: I'd like to study in Finland and live there at least a few years, so.. plus, I think it's a very interesting language due to how different it is from other EU languages.
Esperanto: I've read that it helps with learning new languages and even thought I've only recently started it, I've already noticed that I'm getting way better in grammar analysis and recognizing the grammatical structures (things I'd never been able to do before, I've always had trouble finding the verbs)
Swedish: I've been getting really curious about it lately so sooner or later I'll check it out and maybe learn it as best as I can.
Spanish: I know it'll be helpful since I live in the U.S. (as of now). That, and I love Argentina and Mexico.
Japanese: I'm practically in love with Japanese culture and history. That, and I enjoy the challenge of learning the grammar and characters.
Hindi: I love the culture, religion and the history of India and I feel as though this language doesn't get enough attention.
Russian: A lot of people speak it, and I believe it'll be helpful in business one day.
Mandarin Chinese: I plan on taking a course in a few years, and it's the most spoken language on Earth. That, and I can transfer my knowledge of kanji in Japanese to Chinese. (I know grammar-wise these two are totally different, but they have similar characters).
French: I have a few friends who are from France, and quite a few people speak it. I also like the sound of it (it's pretty).
Danish: This one is because I've always been interested in Scandinavia and the history. I might end up living somewhere in Scandinavia actually, so I might as well learn it.
Swedish: (see Danish)
Bokmål Norwegian: (see Danish)
Albanian: I honestly believe Albania and its history and culture need so much more attention. This is one of my favorite languages of all time, and sounds beautiful.
Icelandic: It's fairly close to Old Norse (not really but kind of). I wanted to learn Old Norse originally, but after stumbling across Icelandic and seeing the similarities between the two, I began learning Icelandic. (Also, see Danish)
i want to be fluent in Swedish i want to study in Sweden :) but also i want German :)
sounds like you're kind of passion to learn languages and its good! i love languages too! me is currently learning french and spanish but still not so good in it. hope one fine day, so do you. good luck! :D
as the MLG pro i congratulate you and the languages you pick are really cool
Short term: Swedish - because it sounds cool and I want to have the possibility to study in Sweden when my job starts boring me. French - I finished the tree, want to get fluent, just because I can (had a little of it in school that's why i startet with French here on Dolingo) Italian - Because it's so incredibly easy (I studied Latin in school and I know French German and English, that makes it an easy language to learn)
Long term: definitely Russian - it's an important language and I look forward to learning a new alphabet Arab - same as Russian plus the culture fascinates me Hebrew - Because Israel is ❤❤❤❤❤❤ awesome.
I would love to do a lot more languages but I don't think I could get fluent in more. And I want to uses all these languages, because just doing Duolingo only gets you so far. I'd like to live in a country where the language is spoken. And that makes already 6 countries to live in, and my time on earth is limited.
After I finish picking up the basics in French and reviewing my Turkish tree... I plan to try Russian, Esperanto and German. I am not so excited for trying Italian, but maybe after those tree. I'd like to try Arabic too, but I think it is too much for a lifetime hahaha
Italian, because of culture, art, lifestyle and of course il calcio. W l'Italia sempre!
Primary focus: Russian. I'm really interested in Russian history and culture and I want to either be a translator or work in academia with a focus on Russian history. After I'm comfortably fluent in Russian, I'd like to get back to French and Ukrainian.
Other languages I wouldn't mind learning:
Romanian, Serbo-Croatian (I'm interested in those areas' histories)
Irish Gaelic (besides the whole ~getting in touch with my heritage~ angle, it's just a cool language)
Yiddish (interested in Jewish history, also it sounds really cool)
Armenian, Georgian (cool alphabets)
Old Church Slavonic (cool alphabet, also my primary focus in Russian history is religious history so this would be useful)
I'm re-learning Italian and trying to become fluent so I can speak with a new friend visiting from Italy who doesn't speak English very well. (I took a year of Italian in college years ago, but that didn't really help me to speak it.) I'd like to complete the Spanish tree as well... I studied Spanish, but, again, I'm not conversationally fluent. Ultimately, I'll try my hand at Portuguese since my friend has said it's the most beautiful language to speak and it would be another language we could speak together.
- Spanish because its useful in the U.S., and i've recently began to like it
- Portuguese because i like the way it sounds and I want to live in brazil
- Ukrainian because my stepmother is from Ukraine, and i love how it sounds
- German because i love german culture
- Swedish because my grandparents are from there
• German - Because I'm a Low German Mennonite having learned a little High German in school. I want to visit Germany one day.
• Spanish - Because I work with Spanish guys.
• Chinese - Because I do sales in the city and there are mostly Chinese.
• Russian - Partly because the Mennonites used to live there and because I think it's a cool language with a cool alphabet.
• Dutch - Because I want to learn Germanic languages to get a better understanding of the overall language.
• French - Because it's one of the most spoken languages in the world.
-German: I took it as a course at school for 3 years and it sparked my interest! I want to learn it because it belongs in the same family as English, so it won't be that hard for me to master it! Another reason is that I want a career in tourism, so German will help me communicate with tourists :)
-Italian: It sounds beautiful, they say it is very similar to Greek (my native language) and I have taken an interest in Italian culture and music :) Too bad romance languages are actually a struggle for me, lol
-Dutch: It is very similar to German and English, and I would just learn it for fun really :) It's such a fun language to learn here on Duolingo!
-Russian: It is a very useful language to know, and once you know it you can jump onto Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Belarusian and other languages with no problem! Unfortunately it's a hard language for me though :/
Assuming I actually get around to doing so, here are some of the languages I intend to learn. (Even though I might never be fluent in all of them, I can still learn quite a bit about each of them, and that's probably good enough for one lifetime.)
Esperanto: It's incredibly easy to learn, and makes learning other languages easier. It facilitates the communication of Esperantists worldwide, and is easy to learn regardless of what languages you already know (as it's entirely regular in pronunciation and simple in grammar).
Latin: Language of the utmost academic importance, and the language of Rome, the birthplace of post-Hellenic western civilization. Many important texts were written in Latin, and it is the basis of many languages we speak today.
Etruscan: A singular and oft ignored language, Etruscan doesn't form minimal pairs based on voicing, and was essential in the development of Latin.
Ancient Greek: Many fine warriors and poets have been a credit to Ancient Greek, and it has certainly been influential. Language of the New Testament.
Ancient Hebrew: Ancestor of Latin, Greek, and Arabic. Language of the Old Testament.
Japanese: Japan has been a beautiful and powerful source of culture to West, supplying everything from Zen to The Book of Five Rings. I've been obsessed nearly my entire life. (Probably because I played Tenchu! XD)
Korean: I think it's really cool, and I like Korea. (As long as it isn't being overtaken by the Communist Party and the Soviet Block, that is.)
Icelandic: Of historical importance (because it's almost interchangeable to Old Norse), and it's pretty awesome. Plus, Icelanders like books! :)
Italian: I've had an obsession with this language ever since I played Assassin's Creed 2.
French: I've got French blood, and--a very long time ago--France used to be cool.
German: Same as French, except Germany was cool much more recently.
Turkish: You just gotta love those vowels! Plus, Ottoman Gardens are amazing!
Russian: A more practical version of Old Cyrillic. Your basic Slavic language written in Cyrillic script.
Arabic: An important Hebrew-derivative used by much of the world as an official language.
Romanian: It's a Slavic/Romance hybrid known for Vlad Țepeș and Bram Stoker's Dracula. How could I not?
Welsh: Native ancestry, and Celtic languages are downright bizarre. Perfect to broaden one's horizons.
Ute/Colorado River Numic: I fell in love with the Ute people's mythology, and the language is dying out. Two birds, one stone.
Polish: Spoken by both L L Zamenhof and Janusz Korwin-Mikke. Also, it's really bizarre.