Need Language Ideas for a Challenge!~
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!
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!)
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.
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?