Since I'm not getting much knitting or other fiber stuff done right now (I'm having a bad week but at least we have heat now), and we have been talking about languages on the Tag-board, here's a great website I found about languages. iLoveLanguages - Your Guide to Languages on the Web They have brought together and organized resources for learning almost more languages than I knew existed (196). Okay, I did know that that many languages existed, and even more too, but there are some here that I hadn't actually heard of.
How many languages can you count to ten in? At one time I could count to ten in at least 8 languages, although I'm not sure I still remember all of them. English is the only language I would call myself fluent in, but I do well enough in Norwegian and Spanish that I could get by. My Norwgian finally got beyond the level of my Spanish a few months ago, but I still get some interference and have to think about which language the word that just popped into my head actually belongs to. I actually lived in Spain for two years, but I learned Spanish from classes I took after returning to the U.S. I also took a semester of Chinese (I remember how to ask if you would like to buy a Chinese pen or an American pen) and also a year of American Sign language in college. And I learned to count in Korean for a karate class. Also, my parents were both proud of their second (and third, fourth, etc.) languages, and taught me to count in French (my mother's second language) and Danish (technically that would have to be my father's third language since he spoke Norwegian for five years before learning English, then spent two years in Denmark as a young adult, so his Danish is actually better than his Norwegian).