Interesting. I'm trying to find a way this works for me. I'm mainly refreshing my German as well as my Italian (wedding in September and one family has guests coming from Italy--I was told some folks wouldn't be speaking much English. Voila! Time for daving!). Plus I've started a few other languages recently.
But I'd have to make sure I keep the new vocab separate from what I'd learned at one time and forgot. Might be tricky to keep those straight.
But also, If I'm learning, say, 6 new words a day in five languages, that might be manageable. More so than 30 in one language?
Of course, I could make it easy on myself and pick a language that uses compounding. Indonesian is a great example. If you know a few words, you can understand the compound expressions. Like English, if you know: bath, bed, eat, etc. plus room, you can easily learn bathroom, bedroom, dining room, etc.
Chinuk Wawa is similar. I just started studying that anyway (hoping to take a class in the fall), so maybe I'll go that route.
I know the point isn't to find a language that allows you to win the challenge easily. It's to learn vocab in a language you already strive to learn. So I'll see how I can make the challenge work best for me. I just have to figure what language do I need and want to learn that much vocab that quickly.
One other caveat: like many challenges, and many attempts at consistent studying, life just throws a brick at your head. I was doing well with studying 25 words a week in 3 languages each for 4 weeks (so 100 words in each language). I made it through 2 4-week periods (6 languages in all), and the plan was to slowly build on those while starting another 3 languages. But we were selling our house, planning to move, I was looking for a job...languages took a back seat. We now will be moving into a new house on June 30th, so moving stuff out of storage, unpacking, and my part-time job, plus day-to-day stuff will eat up time and maybe prevent me from time to time. So who knows if I'll be able to maintain this challenge? When have I EVER won any of these challenges?
I haven't. But then again, I have. They say starting is half-won, or something like that. Even if I fail, I still did a fair amount. So maybe I can try and fail, knowing I made a small dent, but a dent nonetheless.
All this is me thinking out loud. Sorry you went through the trouble of reading it.
But since I have you on the line: Oh challenge-master, does it have to be 30 every day or on average? Cramming more than 30 might be a pain but help me (and anyone else) front-load or play catch up. Curious to know, you incredible sadist.
Main: German, Spanish, French, Italian, Indonesian
To a lesser degree: Hungarian, Dutch, Ukrainian, Brazilian Portuguese, Albanian, Plains Cree
And then: Manx, Japanese, Tunica, Chinuk Wawa
And then I'll cure world hunger and build a hotel on the moon.