Optimus Crime said:
Attic Greek is [one of] the Classic forms of Greek. And I'm a Classics minor, so I have translated both... HEAVILY ... And every classics program that teaches Attic Greek recommends that you take Latin because it's easier and builds a foundation for learning the Greek. So yes... Between being Roman Catholic, and having a minor in Classics... I would say that Attic Greek is MUCH more difficult. That being said, I think a lot of it has to do with what your base language is... I didn't think German was that difficult to pick up in my limited interactions with it... I hated French, but it wasn't difficult... And Japanese was more... different... as opposed to being hard. (And I've spent at least a year studying all of them) I think some people's brains are wired to better accept multiple language families
oh word, cool you learned both..i never took a look into attic greek, but modern greek isn't all that hard
german is my native language so i'm fluent at it..the only way to speak german 100% mistake-free is to either grow up speaking it or living there for a very very long time or from an early age on and dedicating your free-time to mastering all the declinations and word genders
i can't tell you how hard it is to learn english because i grew up around it
spanish is very easy to learn once you know some latin (learned latin first, then spanish)
french wasn't hard either but i lost interest
only asian language i somewhat know is persian, and it actually has similar language roots to many european languages..