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Thoughts On Thursday – If you could speak another language, which would it be and why?

This is a question I have considered before. At school, I did 5 years of Frech and left with an O-level, and one year of German which I really could not get my head around, but the language I really wanted to learn was not available on the school curriculum. Italian has always sounded so musical and passionate, plus combined with the French I already knew I would have been able to pick out a little more Latin.

I have considered trying to learn it now with youtube course such as this …

But I have to be honest the idea of conjugating verbs really makes my head hurt and it is easier to learn languages when you are younger so my chance has probably passed. The fact is it is a beautifully expressive language and the best example of how emotive it can be is to be found in opera, this scene in particular from Hannibal…

You don’t need to understand the actual words to feel the pain behind them, I am not an opera buff, in fact if i am honest I am not a huge opera lover but this one gave me goosebumps the very first time I heard it.

They say Italian is the language of love and I think that is probably down to the way even a shopping list can sound passionate, while arguments may sound more heated than they actually are you would never accuse those involved of not caring about the subject being discussed.

What language would you like to learn? Answers on the comments section…


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