silmeth wrote:Latin is not a Slavic language. It certainly will help with understanding Slavic declension, which is very similar, and thus will be an advantage when learning any Slavic language, but it won’t be more helpful when learning eg. Czech than when learning Polish – it is basically equally distant or equally close to both of them.
Sure. It's just that a certain member's input (i.e. yours
) contained a Language Learning Puzzle Piece I didn't find yet before asking. This is about realizing that, if I am someone who already had been learning Latin for a few years in the distant past, then I haven't got a reason to consider Czech and Polish to be (even relatively speaking) difficult just because it has more cases than my native language. Because Latin has more, too.
silmeth wrote:It might be less helpful when learning Bulgarian, but only because Bulgarian basically lost its declension, not because somehow it’s farther away from Latin.
Now that is, once again, interesting. Because if Bulgarian dropped a lot (or even all) of its Case Related Inflections, just like English dropped a lot of them, then this is another reason to consider especially Bulgarian also easier than I used to think.
silmeth wrote:My point was, for Polish or Czech to really be easier than the other for an individual to learn, that individual would really need to already know some really close language, that would be noticeably closer to the one-to-be-learned than the other, because in general the two languages are very similar, and will pose a similar challenge for a foreign learner.
Sure, and I already got your point when I read the last post
. But the new one also contained some, additional, interesting input. Having said that, whoever decides to continue a conversation like this with me is very welcome to do so, but I want to emphasize that I simply consider it your (plural) decision