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I absolutely love language. I live at Uluru - 450kms from the middle of nowhere in western terms, and there are comprehensive languages that have been spoken here for 30,000 years. I don't speak any languages apart from english, but I know a great deal about all the major languages which English etymology moved through. Ahhhh, English and History - etymology is the best. If ever any Aspies out there wish to collaborate on any creative writing we should definitely discuss it. I think I'm in a place where you folks will understand that while we do have blind spots, our insights are deep, unique, and we'll received at large.
Admittedly my Greek is rusty, but I'm comfortable enough that i can generally grasp the gist of a phrase based on what I know + context, and have the tools to quickly look up any infrequent words.All of you wonderfully gifted language learners... I studied Spanish for 5 years between middle and high school and can only speak it if you sneak up behind me and scare me half-to-death with a loudly asked question in Spanish. Would you know, I will always answer in Spanish??? (I just don't get that. How come I can speak good Spanish when scared half-to-death--but not remember a word otherwise? Geesh.) Obviously, I had a friend who liked to do that...
I have a research-level grasp of Koine Greek. Supposedly. But my confidence that I can order a hot chocolate in Spanish is much, much higher than getting my Greek parsings right...
Kudos to all you language lovers. You're all amazing.
Admittedly my Greek is rusty, but I'm comfortable enough that i can generally grasp the gist of a phrase based on what I know + context, and have the tools to quickly look up any infrequent words.