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I didn't get a lot of votes, but I'm picking Japanese. Thanks for those who gave me input. I just got too impatient to wait until the weekend-end.

I figure there are a couple ways to go with this. I figure there are a couple ways to do this. First, I can go with an "easy" language like French or German where the alphabet is the same for the most part, where there will be a lot of cognates, etc. and if it works then I've learned an easy language, but how much of it was just me being super-awesome-clever? The other option is to go for a "difficult" language like Russian or Japanese that is far removed from English, has a completely different orthography, and so on, and if it works then I've learned a hard language, and wow that language program works really well!

phoenixscribe pointed out that pluralization and conjugation are pretty much non-existent in Japanese, and since conjugation is the bane of my Spanish-language skills, this is a big plus for me. The reading and writing looks daunting, but I'm hoping that the program will deal with this as it claims. Also, I already know about dog-demons, cyborgs, mecha, and horizontal emoticons! ~_^Vm So I'm ordering it now, and I got the promo code "pss039" out of PopSci, so that's $55 off. That sub just paid for itself, I guess. I think I'll set up an LJ community to blog about it so those uninterested don't have to wade through those posts.

Arigato, LJ!

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sassylidge
Feb. 22nd, 2009 02:09 am (UTC)
Sorry I didn't vote! I was going to vote for Japanese, though because it seems to be the one you are most intrigued by and that's more important than whether or not it's easier than romantic languages. Have fun!
mandydax
Feb. 22nd, 2009 03:53 am (UTC)
It's okay. It wasn't a I'm-gonna-go-with-whatever-you-guys-pick sort of poll, just a suggestion sort of poll. Did you see I set up a comm to post about it? :D
phoenixscribe
Feb. 22nd, 2009 02:34 am (UTC)
If you want my Japanese books / notes as a supplement to their program, let me know. Those may be the only books I still have from college!
mandydax
Feb. 22nd, 2009 03:54 am (UTC)
Thanks. I was at B&N tonight and was browsing the stuff they had, but I'll wait to see how the program goes.
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