How Long Does It Take to Learn a Language? (map)

This map might interest language enthusiasts: A Map Showing How Much Time It Takes to Learn Foreign Languages: From Easiest to Hardest

24 weeks for those category I languages seems pretty fast.

The same for category 4. It all depends of how we define “to learn a language”. If it means to be able to go to the market to buy apples, then it is fine.

Hi Josh,

With the “Language Network” is possible check the language similarity based on the Levenshtein distance, a string metric for measuring the difference between two words.

http://languagenetwork.cotrino.com/

And with the global language network is possible to check the global influence of a languages
http://language.media.mit.edu/visualizations/books

Interesting. Is it calculated with Levenshtein distance? I wonder if letters would accurately measure distances between words in different languages, because spellings can be different for words that are phonetically very similar.