I have Basque ancestry and am interested in learning the language, but I haven't been able to find Basque language learning material.
One of my grandfathers was Basque. You might need to find these materials in Spain. I’ll see what I can dig up.
I forgot about Csntonede- more times and tougher ones than Mandarin.
* Cantonese. tones Thanks for the mho
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Why English? It's spoken well throughout the planet and isn't quite as isolated as much as say, Cantonese or Korean.
Because you said "proficiently". In my estimation, many native speakers of English don't even speak, read, or write proficiently. They have no idea how to implement proper grammar, how to spell or pronounce words in their only language. Proficiency in English is impressive, and noticed by others who are proficient.
Also, it is a difficult language to master. It's not difficult to learn the basics and speak poorly.
Hmm... I disagree with that. Even if most people aren't proficient, which doesn't equate to fluently or perfectly, most I'd say are still competent or skilled in it. Perhaps this is a case of personal experience?Furthermore, there are 59 countries where English is an official language, which is the most of any language, so the total number of speakers of that language who're proficient even by an arbitrary definition should still greatly outnumber nearly every other language even especially more when you take its international and influential status into consideration.As a result, it's the most spoken 2nd language and has the greatest number of speakers in the world overall of any language, so the probability of finding someone proficient in it is going to be the highest of any language out there. That's not quite as impressive.
Your points are taken. I however still believe English is a difficult language to learn, and therefore makes my list of languages I am impressed by. Not so much if it is the only language a person knows and they are still inept.
I know Hindi. What's your take on this language.
@malik_yashvardhan I don't know much about it
@malik_yashvardhan I can't