Originally Published 2nd August 2015
I recently announced that I was bringing back the Book of Questions series in which I answer questions from the 1987 and 2013 Book of Questions by Gregory Stock PH.D! If you’d like to find out more about this series or catch up on posts from the series that you’ve missed then please click here!
In this post I’m going to be answering question 13 from the 2013 Book of Questions!
The question is…
If it were the only way you could remain with the love of your life, would you be willing for both of you to wake up tomorrow as native speakers of an unfamiliar foreign language, knowing that within a week you’d permanently forget the languages you now speak and largely be cut off from your friends and culture? If so, what new language would you want to speak and why?
Yeah, I’d be up for that. If I could I’d choose to speak French as a native then I could still communicate with a lot of my friends and family and I could have them translate to my English friends and family, and his English friends and family and it’d be okay!
However the question says unfamiliar foreign language so maybe choosing French is cheating… I’d still do it though, I’d just hire a translator so I could communicate with everyone else who didn’t speak the language so we didn’t struggle.
Is that also cheating?
I guess if I couldn’t have a translator and it wasn’t a language I was already familiar with then no, I wouldn’t want to do it. As well as not being able to communicate with my family and friends I wouldn’t be able to work either, blogging in a foreign language would seriously cut down my audience reach and when you’re a full time blogger that’s the last thing you want to happen!
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