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Discussion on: A Merit of Learning a New Language

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Yufan Lou Author

I agree. I learned English to read scientific articles and papers, and Japanese to sing anime songs. This merit of changing perspective is more of a bonus than the driving force. I think of driving forces as personal so I don't share them as openly or regard them as helpful to share.

In one month I can learn the grammar of a natural language, but not its cultural intricacies, which make the actual impact. I am more of a generalist when it comes to programming languages, since their cultural intricacies are quite a bit more upfront.