Why Does Everyone Want to Learn Finnish?
Note: This post is not meant to be offensive to anyone.
So I've seen that loads and loads of people here want to learn Finnish. And I've just been curious to know as to why so many people want to learn Finnish. It's not a widely-spoken language and it is very hard to learn. I'm just curious: Are most people learning it due to an appreciation of Finnish culture, a challenge? etc.
I know several people who would like to learn better Finnish either to integrate better into Finnish society or just for fun. There not being a Finnish course on Duolingo doesn't stop them from learning, but having one would help a lot. Finnish is not a language you can generally just pick up from enough exposure to it (unless you already know a Finnic language) -- the learning curve starts out pretty steep.
I want to learn all Nordic languages. Since I speak Swedish and understand Norwegian and Danish, I have a very good start to make my dream come true. I like Finland as a country. I also have Finnish friends. Finnish is a national minority language in my country. Finnish music is awesome too.
I watch Finnish movies and love the sound of the language, I also like Finnish because it's very phonetic and easy to "hear" (for me anyway) I would also love to learn Northern Sami one day because I watch Ođđasat (the Sami news broadcast) and just think it's a beautiful sounding language.