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Did anyone learn uncommon language?

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RuiXue

My name RuiXue is indeed 瑞雪. It's a name a Chinese friend gave me some years ago. First character of my homecountry Sweden 瑞典 and the 雪 for our cold and sometimes snowy winters:D I mostly just use 珍妮 in China though, due to my in-laws not knowing about my by a friend given Chinese name:lol:

But that's OT:lol:

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Meng Lelan

I learned some Hungarian before visiting some distant relatives in Hungary.

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Lugubert

Swedish uncommon? Not At All. Among the, say, 5000 or 6000 languages of the world, it ranks just below #100 in number of speakers.

I have spent one full university semester on Sanskrit. Just one more year, sometime in the future, and I should manage my favourite author Kalidasa in the original. Otherwise, I’m mostly picking languages to study from the top of the lists. When I was younger and healthier, I aimed at all of the top 20. My present horizon is way more modest.

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chrix

Lugubert just said it for me.... But you know even Germans like to think their language is endangered sometimes.... because of some English buzzwords in ads or something...

9 million speakers, national language of a EU member country, I'd say you're safe... och det är bra :mrgreen: !

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Caidanbi

I want to learn Mongolian and Manchurian, also Hezhe. But Hezhe is endangered, and it's really difficult to find anything. I finally got my hands on a Hezhe grammar book, though! ^-^

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daofeishi

Well, If I'm allowed to call Norwegian an uncommon language (and I think I can do that, more rightly so than Swedish at least), yes.

I also picked up some Hainanese last time I visited Hainan, and I've been thinking about learning some more, but good textbooks are almost impossible to come by. Even in Mandarin. I also have a lot of Uyghur friends, and since I have some experience with Arabic and already have the script down, I've been thinking about trying to learn some Uyghur. They actually offer Uyghur courses at my college, so I might try and sign up for a course next semester, but we'll see if I can find time for it...

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