In order of proficiency (descending)
- Korean (4 years, but I'm reasonably fluent and use it more often than English on a daily basis; I need it for work, and necessity is a good teacher)
- Japanese (10+ years off-and-on, but I've rarely used it practically, so it's kinda shit. I can have extended conversations in it, however, so I guess that's pretty good)
- Mandarin (Two semesters, but the first semester was mostly saying "ma, ma, ma, ma" in different tones -- so I actually speak and understand quite little)
- Arabic (One semester; I can read it, but have no idea what it means in most cases -- and if vowel marks are missing, I'm at a loss)
- French (Basically, I tried to "reverse-engineer" it while I was in France for a month; I didn't have a dictionary or even a phrasebook, but figured out enough to be able to communicate basic things, ask directions, etc. I am sure my grammar was absolutely horrific, but for tourism purposes I was able to make myself understood. When I got back after the trip, I got a textbook, but didn't study much).
- Spanish (Mostly through exposure rather than direct study, I can understand a bit. I'm planning to study it more seriously later this year...)
- Latin (Self study for a couple of months, but basically I forgot most of it)
- Klingon (Studied it out of curiosity, but at this point I only remember how to ask someone where they keep the chocolate)
- Navajo (Studied it from a phonological standpoint, and besides that know how to say hello)
- Quenya (Yes, I studied Quenya too, back before there were LOTR movies. Less because of being an LOTR fanboy and more because I'm a sucker for books with appendices; I collect antique dictionaries with funky appendices, just for example)
I'm sure there are a few that I'm missing. I'm crazy about studying new languages, but take few very far (besides English, the only two where I can hold my own in a conversation are Japanese and Korean, and my Japanese is rusty these days).
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on Thu May 31, 2012 8:06 pm UTC, edited 1 time in total.