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    I would love to be able to speak fluent Italian as it is such a fantastic and interesting language.
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    Mandarin or Japanese. Although, Latin also seems awesome! So many languages, so little time... :holmes:
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    Mandarin, anyday.

    I could go into my local Chinese restaurant, talk in Mandarin and get kudos.

    Kudos = DISCOUNT!
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    I would love to learn Spanish because I seem to encounter a lot of Spanish speaking people and all I can really say to them is "Hola" or "me gusta." I also like the way the words are spoken. That or Japanese because it would be less awkward when I speak to family members instead of asking my mom how to say certain words all the time. >_>
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    Can you define language? It's just i was going to suggest an extinct language, like the language spoken at the dawn of mankind, but then, what about baby language? I saw a video of two babies talking to each other, they can do it. i want to know what they are saying, but only if it counts as a language.
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    (Original post by SAK.A)
    Which language would it be?
    For me it would have to be Arabic.
    German.
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    (Original post by musicforsanity)
    Scottish and Irish Gaelic. I know they're 'dead' languages. But so pretty...
    No they're not. :facepalm2:
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    (Original post by Fumi)
    I would love to learn Spanish because I seem to encounter a lot of Spanish speaking people and all I can really say to them is "Hola" or "me gusta." That or Japanese because it would be less awkward when I speak to family members instead of asking my mom how to say certain words all the time. >_>
    Spanish is pretty easy to pick up. Although saying that I'm pretty poor at talking in Spanish (reading, writing and listening are fine) after seven years of learning it.
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    (Original post by matt608)
    Can you define language? It's just i was going to suggest an extinct language, like the language spoken at the dawn of mankind, but then, what about baby language? I saw a video of two babies talking to each other, they can do it. i want to know what they are saying, but only if it counts as a language.
    You raise an interesting point about babies and langauge.

    A mother, interacting with her infant child, will notice that when she pauses, the baby will make sounds (whilst holding the mother's gaze) as though talking to her in a two-way conversation. Whilst the baby is not actually making intelligible conversation, s/he is developing the skill of human vocal communication.

    It is this you witnessed on the video you mention.
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    I would love to shout at people in fluent German. Nothing sounds quite so sinister, so menacing.
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    (Original post by medbh4805)
    No they're not. :facepalm2:
    Agreed, although if the Coalition government (Fine Gael and Labour) don't do something to stop the closure of Gaelic-medium schools by amalgamating them with English-medium schools, in some areas Irish could be in danger of being side-lined despite the rights contained within the Constitution.
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    Korean/Japanese/Arabic
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    (Original post by Acerbic)
    I would love to shout at people in fluent German. Nothing sounds quite so sinister, so menacing.
    Haha, it's an interesting motive for learning a language, but a great one.
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    Spanish

    I always wanted to visit Latin America
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    (Original post by yawn)
    You raise an interesting point about babies and langauge.

    A mother, interacting with her infant child, will notice that when she pauses, the baby will make sounds (whilst holding the mother's gaze) as though talking to her in a two-way conversation. Whilst the baby is not actually making intelligible conversation, s/he is developing the skill of human vocal communication.

    It is this you witnessed on the video you mention.
    This is the video:

    http://www.lifeslittlemysteries.com/...xplained-1533/
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    Italian because my sister lives there so it would be quite useful!
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    (Original post by medbh4805)
    No they're not. :facepalm2:
    Around 60,000 people in Scotland speak Scottish Gaelic. Interesting language too.
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    Punjabi would be awesome. I have a lot of Indian friends and it would be awesome to be able to chat with them in Punjabi (plus I'd know what they were saying all the time )
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