A language. .the key to all others? Some languages are similar like Norwegian and Swedish, French and Italian. If you learn one it can be helpful when you learn the other. 

What language can be the most helpful in learning others? What language would you call the key to all others?  If you decide to learn all European languages, with which one would you start to make it easier?
Apr 28, 2019 1:51 PM
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For European languages: Latin. It's not only the root of all Romance languages but also other European languages like English have a lot of Latin loanwords.
April 28, 2019
In Europe there are mmany language families. Some languages are simillar to other but not for all. For example learning Polish can be helpful in leatrning Belarusian, Slovak and Ukrainian but rather not in learning Greek or Irish. I mean that one language can't be the key tho the all other in my opinion.
April 28, 2019
This is a very interesting question. I don't know if there is a language that is the key to all others, but Latin is a key to many European ones. If your goal was to learn every European language, Latin would help tremendously with at least 5. (The 4 romance languages and English)
April 29, 2019
Latin, of course, is the root of all Romance languages ​​and in many other European languages, ​​Latin remains a significant contribution. But Latin has practically no use in our time. If you think about base language, then from a practical point of view, Spanish seems to be better suited. About 700 million people speak it, that is, it is very useful in itself, and it is much closer to the modern languages ​​of the Romance group than Latin.
As for German, it is unlikely that it can be a useful basis for learning even the languages of northern Europe, German is very different from any neighboring languages. Undoubtedly, German itself is useful, given the enormous economic influence of German-speaking countries. Learning German is also useful as a challenge - German grammar is probably the most difficult among European languages.
April 29, 2019
Latin and Ancient Greek :)
April 29, 2019
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