Tristano wrote:- Japanese, it's true that I contemplated learning it because of a travel in Japan, but please, nope. It has all the characteristics of a language that I hate: language isolate, 3 alphabets, one of which is not even an alphabet but a set of ideograms, so weird and alien and strictly culture dependent that if you don't live in the country you basically have no chance whatsoever.
Heh, these are all the things that actually made me interested in learning Japanese in the first place. I remember thinking at one point "If I'm going to master a language other than English, why not take the biggest challenge possible?" I ended up sticking with it mostly for the anime though
Tristano wrote:- Turkic languages written with the Arabic alphabet, although I can always learn all the others first and those only by listening.
The major ones (Azerbaijani, Uzbek, Turkmen, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, even Uyghur) all have an alternative standard written either in the Latin or the Cyrillic alphabet, while the smaller ones tend not to be fully standardized anyway. Besides, the Arabic alphabet as used in China for writing Uyghur, Kazakh and Kyrgyz (not sure about Uzbek) is much easier to read than most other Arabic-based alphabets due to it being used as a full alphabet rather than an abjad - the vowels are written in all cases, and even Arabic and Persian words are respelled to how they are pronounced by the natives instead of retaining their original spellings.