Hardest language to learn
Has this been discussed before?
Since we have the Incubator now, I thought I'd post this - just stumbled on the article now:
Hardest language to learn (April 22, 2007): http://claritaslux.com/blog/the-hardest-language-to-learn/
There's a picture about halfway into the article, it says Polish is the hardest to learn. You can also find a mathematical formula. Have fun reading!
I'm Polish so I can't tell if its hard nor not, but from what I've seen in the Internet, most English natives around the age of 15 can write pretty well, as compared to poles who still look illiterate, so this part might be true. But obviously all such claims are very unscientific.
Same goes for the language difficulty, which is a personal thing, depending on a linguistic background. While Polish indeed might be a bit hard for English speakers, it's rather easy for other Slavs.
That... is a very unscientific article. You'd be best to ignore it. This at least claims to be backed by some empircal evidence: http://www.effectivelanguagelearning.com/language-guide/language-difficulty