Lur wrote:linguoboy wrote:Lur wrote:I have to say, while "learn one character set" seems okay, "learn two (potentially three with Japanese) characters sets used differently in different languages" does sound daunting as hell.
It's not really as bad as it sounds. But really, it depends what you're doing it for. Do you just want to learn a couple hundred characters which show up frequently in art, tattoos, and people's names? That's very doable. Do you actually want to read multiple East Asian languages? That's a very daunting task for reasons quite apart from the character sets in use.
It's more like I have difficulty picking one.
I'll pick for you: Japanese.