Daily Post: Take That, Rosetta!

If you could wake up tomorrow and be fluent in any language you don’t currently speak, which would it be? Why? What’s the first thing you do with your new linguistic skills?

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February 10th

Tour Eiffel Paris France Stock PhotoThis is a toughie. I eventually want to teach English as a foreign language so I had narrowed down a few but asking me now to pick one, hmmm. I think I’ll tie with French and Italian. I’m breaking the rules here, but everyone love a rebel, right?

If I magically become fluent in French I’d jump at the chance to explore the lesser known art exhibits, where I believe a few jems are tucked away. I love the breathy, lilting sound of French words, the faraway feelings the evoke withing me. It sounds pretty.

Italian Restaurant Signboard Stock Photo

If I woke up speaking Italian like a native: restaurants. Seriously. I hear authentic Italian food are to die for. It’s like a bonus because while I stuff my face I’ll have a lovely view out of what ever window I’d look out of. Like French, Italian to me is very expressive and … seems more alive than most of the languages I can recall ever hearing.

Both languages are romantic and I find their respective countries rich in culture that I’d love to study and experience. Both shoots a thorough dose of fernweh (which is German, by the way) though me.

D.

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4 comments on “Daily Post: Take That, Rosetta!

  1. andy1076 says:

    I’d like to learn the language too, It would be part of my trying to complete the Latin rooted languages 🙂

  2. I had a very tough time choosing between the two languages for this prompt too…as you say they are both very romantic and from rich cultures. However, FYI personal experience has led me to be a little more biased toward Italian, so that’s what I ended up choosing: https://foodtouristconfessions.wordpress.com/2015/01/21/la-lingua-di-cibo-take-that-rosetta/

    Great post!

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