As a language lover, what’s your favourite European language that’s spoken by millions of people but studied by very few people?


I’m biased as someone who’s both Greek and a linguist; but there’s lots of Indo-European grammar, lots of areal effects, lots of tussling between Latin and Greek in the lexicon, and of course its syntax is ridiculously familiar for a Greek speaker. That, and it is an isolate branch that’s quite unfamiliar to the masses, so it has exoticism appeal.

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