I have an extremely overactive brain. Sometimes I think it’s why I can’t always sleep, and why television, particularly reality TV, bores me.
Once in a while I imagine what I would do with a million dollars, or a billion, and of course I plan all kinds of political and intellectual mandates for Richard’s New Order.
I keep coming back to this question: if the language fairy came to me and bestowed the knowledge of seven languages upon me, which seven would they be? (I don’t know why this fantasy features the number seven, but it always has – there may be something mystical about seven.)
Of course, I considered some of the exotic tongues, like Swahili and Tshiluba, just because of their cache’. But I am, if nothing else, a practical man, so here are my seven:
- American Sign Language
If you find this list interesting, please comment with your seven.