Why I didn't include Latin and (Standard) Arabic in my profile's list of languages up to now
There are two languages that I didn't include in my profile's list up to now, even if I already learned them in the past. They are Latin and Arabic.
As for Latin, I had been learning it for a few years a long time ago. And while it really helped with all of these five Romance linguae (ES, FR, IT, PT, RO), I am not actively able to use that Retro Italian
, in addition to my level of understanding written Latin also being below my level of understanding written Spanish and French.
And as for (Standard) Arabic, well, it is my second non-native C2 language even. This means that I am very grateful for already having reached that level a long, long time ago. But it is C2 according to my point of view, some others possibly wouldn't agree because I do not know some "jargon-esque" terms related to, for example, cooking, baking and carpentry
. However, the same also applies, although to a lesser degree, to English.
To me, not explicitly mentioning a language in the profile's list greatly differs from denying knowing it. In my point of view, simply not including it isn't a lie or anything like that, but just being silent on whether one knows it or not. In addition, the browser's window clearly states that we are here
, i.e. in one particular forum. And within that framework, the language list being shown is, first and foremost, a language list related to one's activities in a particular forum. At least up to know, neither Latin nor Arabic were really related to my forum activities. However, I do feel like adding them to my list now for the Maximum Possible Degree of Transparency.
I could also add ancient Greek, but I only had been learning it for a rather short time, also, I forgot most of it.