Looking 4 New Language
Hi. I'm looking for a new, challenging language that I won't have to learn a new handwriting for (e.g., Chinese, Greek).
I'll make a list of the easiest and hardest languages that I've studied and opinions from other people I've met, for a guide to others:
The easiest languages that I personally have ever studied are Spanish and French. (despite what some native Spanish/French speakers I've met say about them being the "most difficult" in the world, I assure you they're not, so for those who are studying them, don't get discouraged!) However, I have also heard that Scandinavian languages, especially Norwegian, are extremely similar to English in terms of grammar, and Dutch is similar in terms of vocabulary.
The hardest languages that I have studied and heard from other people (that don't require much different alphabets) are Polish, Finnish and Vietnamese (debatable as to whether or not it's considered a "different alphabet" altogether, but not toooo different from ours). Keep in mind I'm basing these languages on those for an English speaker. It's difficult to pronounce Polish for an English speaker, however not impossible. Finnish, from what I've heard, has a lot of interesting and sometimes difficult vocabulary and sometimes is hard to find resources for. Vietnamese, being a language from Asia, doesn't really have any similarities to English, and languages extremely different from English are often difficult to get used to at first. The alphabet also has a lot of different accent marks in it, much different than our alphabet.
Hope I helped.
Try their difficulty ordering: http://how-to-learn-any-language.com