DP Daily Prompt: Take That Rosetta!

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If you could wake up tomorrow and be fluent in any language you don’t currently speak which would it be?Why? What’s the first thing you do with your linguistic skills?

My preference would be French, I’d love to speak it fluently. My daughter and I take yearly trips to Montreal, it would be thrilling to be able to speak it with the locals.

It helps if one can speak the language of the locals, on the bus , at the store, in the restaurant, I wouldn’t have to say,”Can you please speak English, I do not understand your language?”

My ability to speak the language opens new doors for me, I can listen to songs, read stories, watch a movie. These are some of the things I miss the fun  when I visit a place and am unable to speak the language of the native.



12 thoughts on “DP Daily Prompt: Take That Rosetta!

  1. French is a tough language (not to learn) to speak with the locals. I used to be fluent and french speakers looked down at me. I speak gutter Spanish and Ukrainian and both of those cultures welcome my feeble attempts.

  2. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you for this post which is about one of my favorites subjects: languages. I too would like to learn French, mainly because there are many ancient Islamic texts which are transllated into French, and as yet not into English.

    I taught myself (with the help of a Pimsleur program) to speak Pashto. I have no one locally, however, with whom I can carry on a conversation 🙂

    All good wishes,


    • Pashto? And self-taught as well. That is a very unusual Robert. What made you want to learn it?

      I would be happy if I could understand Urdu and also Punjabi. So much poetry and so many lyrics I read but something gets lost in translation.

      Fortunately we have Ranu to help us with Bengali 🙂

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