So throughout college I really wanted to do things like learn an instrument, take ceramic classes, take advanced sewing classes, and learn a language. Well I have things lined up for taking piano, but I also want to learn a language along side that. The problem is figuring out which language to learn. I guess the most practical language to learn would be Spanish, but to be honest I’m not really interested in learning Spanish. I think it’s because I took 2 years of it in high school and the association of high school with Spanish turns me off to it.
I will say one of the many things that is nice about knowing a language is if your family knows it too, you can have private conversations (most of the time depending on what language you know). It’s like a “secret” language. I just don’t want to learn a language like French because the only reason I like French is because it sounds romantic. I’d prefer learn a language that will be somewhat relevant and functional to my everyday life.
So far the two that interest me at the moment are either Hebrew or Latin. Hebrew because it would be interesting to study the Bible which is a part of my families and my life (and future children’s too God willing). Latin because so many other languages originated from Latin which could possibly help me figure out the gist of other languages. I could learn both, but I’d want to start on the one that would be more useful.
Any suggestions on whether I should learn Hebrew or Latin first OR even any suggestions on a different language with reasoning behind it? The next hurdle will be purchasing the Rossetta Stone program which will cost me an arm and a leg!