Re: Connie Nielsen: Babe of the week #34 (Aug. 2012)
I'm ashamed, I had difficulty in learning a second foreign language to a useful level, and all my subsequent attempts to learn others went nowhere. It must be wonderful thing to know these many languages, to be able to reach the cultures behind them directly, with all the subtleties that they have. When I'm confronted with a quotation in a language I don't know, my instinct is to decipher it, because I think that a translation wouldn't do the quote justice.
I'd personally choose to learn Japanese or Korean, because it's the furthest from western languages that you can go. Nevertheless, it's a great thing to have.
Knowing eight languages shouldn't be just a reason for admiration, I'd say it should be a nerd's fantasy.
R.I.P. Admiral James T. Kirk (2233-2267, 1969, 2267, 1930, 2267-2268, 1968, 2268-2269, Serpeidon Middle Ages, 2269, 2237, 2269-2286, 1986, 2286-2293, 2371)