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In the original Latin, that’s: “Quot linguas calles, tot homines vales”.
The quote is by Emperor Charles V (1500-1558), who also said: “I speak in Latin to God, Italian to women, French to men, and German to my horse”.
English is of course an official language in Ireland and the UK, but also in Malta (although it is coloured grey on the map, since it also has its native Maltese language, which is based on Sicilian Arabic and is the only Semitic language to have official status in the European Union).
‘Category I’ languages (in red on the map) are the easiest for English speakers, who should be able to reach reading an speaking proficiency within approximately 24 weeks (i.e. These languages include both Germanic ones (Dutch, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish) and Romance ones (French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Romanian).
44 weeks) of full-time study to get the hang of any of these. If you’re an American diplomat about to be stationed in Hungary, Finland or Estonia, you’re going to have to deal with the asterisk behind either of those ‘Category IV*’ languages.
You won’t find any courses in Basque (the area straddling the Franco-Spanish border), Breton (in the ‘nose’ of France), Welsh (in, ehm, Wales) or Scots or Irish Gaelic in Arlington.Getting a good grasp of Arabic would require at least 88 weeks of day in, day out studying. There are no ‘Category III’ languages in Europe, but of course the FSI system does not stop at Europe’s borders.Considering all that effort, why would an English-speaker –even a diplomat – learn another language? True, English will get you pretty far in the world, but not everywhere.The latter four are (3) completely unintelligible, as are the Baltic and Slavic families with all the others, but they share a level of difficulty.According to the FSI, it will take you about 10 months (i.e.