Saturday, September 14, 2019
I’ve always been fascinated by languages.
When my baby brother was learning to talk I could understand him when the grown-ups couldn’t.
When I was four years old we moved from the East Coast to California and I was surprised to discover people here had different words for some things.
I decided I wanted to learn every language in the world, but I had no idea how many languages there are.
I did study several languages in school, but the only one I’m fluent in besides English is American Sign Language.
The way languages change and develop over time has always fascinated me, and I took elective classes in Historical Linguistics in college.
I still wish I could learn more languages, but, since I’m officially old, I don’t have the time or patience to do that.