Maybe it's more interesting to list what I've been interested in learning as well as those which I didn't have any interest but learned anyway because they were a means to an end. In summary, there are 9 languages that interest me. I'm studying 6 of them already, and I want to start studying the 3 others before too long.
1) Interested and still studying
2) Interested and (obviously) want to study
- Indonesian or Malay (whichever one I can scrounge enough learning material. I've belatedly got into Malayo-Indonesian cuisine and if nothing more would like to know what the name of the dishes mean, and if necessary understand native recipes/instructions)
- Italian (*gasp!* I want to start studying one of FIGS on my own! It does sound a bit like Finnish as Serpent noted, and that's a plus for me. Its being SAE is a blessing and a curse in that it seems relatively easy to figure out based on knowledge of English, French and German, but a little boring since it doesn't tickle my intellect like Slavonic, Uralic, or Turkic languages, to say nothing of Korean.)
- Tajiki (an Iranian language that uses a familiar alphabet is a plus for me as I'm not keen on learning an abjad or quasi-abjad)
3) Interested and studied/dabbled/indulged
- Crimean Tatar
- Mari, Meadow
- Saami, Inari
- Saami, Northern
4) Not interested but studied
- French (I stuck with it because of my classmates although I was more diligent studying Hungarian outside class )
- Latin (Roman history was interesting for me so I didn't mind putting up with the occasional class focused on grammar)
- Latvian (travel)
- Lithuanian (travel)
- Romanian (travel)
- Russian (Turkic Challenge)
- Slovenian (travel)
See The last language you would want to learn on HTLAL for related discussion. As it was 10 years ago, Mandarin (among many others) just holds no interest for me. At best, it could become like Russian whereby if the need arises, I'll hold my nose and do what I need to do.
...you know what grinds my gears? (and you probably all know how much I champion Uralic, Turkic and lesser-known Slavonic languages)
YtownPolyglot wrote:[...]Other than those, I'd say Basque, Finnish, and to a lesser extent Korean.
sillygoose1 wrote:Turkish, Cantonese, Korean, Basque come to mind. Also, all Slavic languages outside of Russian, Polish, and Czech
All Asian languages apart from Japanese
Tillumadoguenirurm wrote:Any Sami language, they all look and sound horrible. Finnish for the same reason.[...]
Oro jaska! / Ole hiljaa!