https://www.duolingo.com/HebrewNerd

Need Language Ideas for a Challenge!~

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Hello all!

Right now, I'm searching for a random language for a challenge I've been wanting to do for awhile. Seeing how much of a language I can learn in three months. I would track this through daily (Blog Style) entries of what I learn and such.

Suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated!

-Edward

November 30, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/daretobereal
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Korean is a very interesting language. I find it both challenging and fun!

November 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/HebrewNerd
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I've been curious about that one! The alphabet is fascinating, as it was created to be the easiest writing system or something, I believe. Grammar is insane too, as I've heard.

November 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/milk_soda

Dooo ittttt :D

November 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AKicsiMacska
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Hungarian! Or norwegian, (Hungarian is very difficult)

November 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/HebrewNerd
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Yup! I've looked at those grammar charts. Dunno where to begin! Lol

November 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/kirezatav
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I'd say Polish, only because tomorrow I plan on starting a very similar thing with Polish, challenging myself to see how much I can learn in six months - with daily "updates". :

If not Polish, then Welsh. Welsh is the best language. ;)

(But seriously, if you only want to pick a language for the challenge - and don't really have any serious plans for pursuing it further - then I'd recommend choosing something different to any languages you've already studied. Something in a different language family, for example. Just to give the challenge that extra edge, ya know!)

November 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/HebrewNerd
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Thanks for the advice! I was thinkin' about that. Something out of the Romance or Semitic families.

Hmmm. Wonder why you'd be suggesting Polish or Welsh. ;)

November 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Arachnje
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I don’t see a Slavic language among those near your profile, so that’s one way to go, and there’s a nice collection of them on duolingo. A conlang is another option, then Korean as has already been suggested (don’t let the grammar intimidate you, you’re taking Japanese and they’re similar in their sentence structure). Either way I recommend a language with a writing system that’s new to you, it’ll a good way of testing your ability to learn something you’re not familiar with. Good luck.

November 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/scarcerer
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I was actually going to suggest the exact opposite, learn a language with a writing system you're already familiar with. Unless the challenge starts after you have mastered the alphabet, that's time away from actually learning a language.

In my completely unbiased opinion I would therefore recommend either Finnish, one of the hardest languages in the world with a Latin alphabet, or if you want to go with something easier: Slovak, possibly the easiest Slavic language with a Latin alphabet.

If you insist on learning one on Duolingo, the options are more limited as I don't want to recommend something you are already familiar with. Maybe Swahili or Polish?

December 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/HebrewNerd
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What do you think of Czech? Since Slovak is fairly similar. Which would be more difficult in your opinion?

I've been to Prague, so Czech could be a fun one.

December 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/scarcerer
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I have never studied Czech but based on what I've heard Czech is more difficult both grammatically and phonetically. Maybe someone who knows both can give a more detailed comparison.

December 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/OmegaGmaster
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Assuming you want to stay on Duolingo and study it, I suggest Russian. Here's why. If you want an interesting language challenge outside of Duolingo, read that same post for an overview of the languages of the Caucasus and Central Asia. (See my post on that thread.)

November 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/daretobereal
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I just started learning Korean. I have trouble remembering the alphabet,but it is still a fun language!

November 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ThatTheatreNerd

You should try Italian. It's similar to French and I literally just started it. It's a cool language

December 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AWSMDEWD
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I might do that with Romanian. It seems like a cool language. I might see how much (insert language) I can learn in 1 month, 1 week, and 1 day.

December 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/HebrewNerd
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That's actually a REALLY good idea. I've heard of the Romanian in an hour challenge. Lol

But the different periods of time sounds great! Might try that myself!

December 1, 2017
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