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Hardest language to learn?

Nekomimi

Member

CerbrusNL

I am legion, for we are many.
Tsssk, Binary?
Binary is not a language. If you're writing in binary, you're writing in encoded English. It's still English.

But, if we're talking about encoded text,

T2gsIHlvdSdyZSBzbyBjbGV2ZXIhIENvb2tpZSBmb3IgeW91IQ==
01101000 01110100 01110100 01110000 00111010 00101111 00101111 01110111 01110111 01110111 00101110 01100110 01110101 01110010 01100001 01100110 01100110 01101001 01101110 01101001 01110100 01111001 00101110 01101110 01100101 01110100 00101111 01110110 01101001 01100101 01110111 00101111 00110101 00110011 00110100 00110010 00110001 00110001 00110101 00101111
[Edit] Seriously? You just typed a load of 1's and 0's?
I have no words for that... Well, maybe: Amateur :p

Also, Dutch is supposedly a difficult language... At least, that's what I hear from most foreigners visiting here.
 
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Garrus

Samuel L Jackson's Nightmare
I don't remember much arabic but I was able to speak basic arabic as a kid as I grew up in the UAE. That was a long time ago now though so I've forgotten everything but the school name and the numbers 1, 2 and 3. And a few other miscelaneous words.

1 - Wah-hed
2 - Ickneen
3- Ta-lahtass

I believe they're the right pronunciations for the right numbers. God, I remember when I confused myself as a kid, I couldn't write the number 5 in the english font, instead I kept writing some other arabic figure.
 

Sarcastic Coffeecup

Hand. Cannot. Erase.
Try speaking finnish, i think faf would have hard time pronouncing it.
But to me i think hardest language to learn is some african tribe language, i don't understand any of it and can't pronounce a single word.
 

Ozriel

Inglorious Bastard
I don't remember much arabic but I was able to speak basic arabic as a kid as I grew up in the UAE. That was a long time ago now though so I've forgotten everything but the school name and the numbers 1, 2 and 3. And a few other miscelaneous words.

1 - Wah-hed
2 - Ickneen
3- Ta-lahtass

I believe they're the right pronunciations for the right numbers. God, I remember when I confused myself as a kid, I couldn't write the number 5 in the english font, instead I kept writing some other arabic figure.


Wahid
iknan
talatah
'Arab'ah
Hamsa
Sittah
Sab'ah
Tamaniyyah
Tis'a
Asharah.

:V

I'd say Russian..
 

Spatel

Well-Known Member
Going from English to German was pretty easy. The hardest part is that plural noun endings and genders are specific to the word. There are general rules, but just like with English pronunciations, those rules have endless exceptions so you're basically learning it word-by-word.

And they say numbers the wrong way. Easy rule to remember, but it's ass-backwards.

I think English is a pretty easy language to learn. It could be very hard to master, but the basic rules are straightforward.

Korean looks tough.
 
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Spatel

Well-Known Member
Just a quick rant: why can't we agree to write our dates as year/month/day instead of month/day/year? It's a simple change that makes a lot of sense. Some of you Europeans might do day/month/year which is consistent at least, even if it's ass-backwards.

I noticed that tagging digital photos as year/month/day made them much easier to organize, because sorting them by date also sorts them alphabetically when you do it that way.
 

Trichloromethane

Has caved to peer pressure.
Irish.

Should be left to die. It's a horrendous conglomerate of various regional dialects with more exceptions than rules.
 

RayO_ElGatubelo

My gif animation doesn't work
Urdu, because SHIT STOP TALKING SO FAST. But it sounds just beautiful.
شدید!

Urdu is pretty much the same as Hindi, you know.
 

BigHoof

Moo?
I'd say Finnish.

All those extra letters like "äää", "iii" or "uuu" in certain words.
Hääyöaie? For some people like french Finnish can be hard because different lenghts of vowels mean different things like "tuli" (fire) and "tuuli" (wind). It's easier when written but I suppose a bit more difficult when spoken.

Finnish also uses a lot of suffixes and prefixes.
Example: "istahtaisinkohan" means basically "I wonder if I should sit down for a while".

Another example: "järjestelmällisentelentelemättömyydellänsäkään" (only one word, not even a compound word)
Welcome to Finland. :)

Still, those are not very common so I'd say Japanese beacause I think you must take into account person's social statuses and such when choosing words and some stuff like that. Haven't studied it so I cannot be sure. (Not even mentioning the alphabet)
 
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