Monday, 5 March 2007

Tongue tied with the 'axis of evil'

It is just a thought, and as such, not to be taken too seriously. Maybe.
An internet search on the world's most difficult languages to learn will throw up some obscure or little known dialects, such as Basque for example. Or Hungarian, or Finnish. Chinese is a major contender, but it is fast becoming one of the most popular languages to learn.
But among the languages spoken by significant numbers of people, from countries that have an equally significant influence on the global stage, and languages that a certain "intelligence" agency has admitted it has very few people who can speak it fluently, there are three that keep cropping up.
Arabic. Farsi. Korean.
Coincidence? I think not.

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1 comment:

Lillian said...

Not a coincidence at all! I once read a report saying that the US intelligence agencies have lots of data in Arabic to be decoded, but there are so few people interested in learning the language-too hard for most Americans, I guess. I don’t know about Farsi, but the sheer fact that Arabic is written from right to left has deterred many learners.