I'm John, Australian, 22yo, doing a BA in Classics and Linguistics at the University of Melbourne, after having finished a BSc in Meteorology, likes music (jazz, bach, more), language (etymology, grammar, words, ancient greek, french, starting latin), laughing, science, thinking, politics, cricket, the greens.
i’ve been thinking and in like 40 years if i have children they are going to either think that all the technology we use now is so outdated or the apocalypse will have already happened and they’ll be so jealous that we had running water
I don’t understand the logic behind people who ask “which language is easier, X or Y?”
Like, you’re gonna decide to learn a new language just based on how easy it is? You just like the idea of having another language so you pick “an easy one”?
It’s so… tenuous… like even the “easiest” languages are still a lot of work and if the fact that it’s “easy” is your main reason for choosing it, you’re not gonna stick with it.
The thing is, I think, that people doubt their language learning abilities, so they want to learn an “easier” language not because they just want to do less work, but because they fear that they’ll be actually physically incapable of learning a “more difficult” language.