At least it's easier than learning Finnish

Raymond Chen

Finnish Radio station YLE offers weekly news summaries in classical Latin. Because practically nobody outside Finland would understand the news in Finnish… In my random travels around the Internet, I stumbled across this article on the subject of teaching Finnish to foreigners: Finnish’s status as an official EU language has created demand for interpreters. Finns have long accepted that they will have to learn the languages of others, considering the language’s comparatively minor exposure on the world stage. But now, others will have to learn Finnish! I occasionally toy with the idea of learning Finnish myself but each time conclude that it would be too much work. Though I do have as a long-term goal to learn the major modern Germanic languages. In probable order of study: English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch, Afrikaans, and Icelandic.

(Hey, I left out Danish.)


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