During my years of formal schooling, I studied Latin, French and Spanish. I’m not fluent in any of them, regretfully, but I remember smatterings of each. The Latin I took was quite fun, I remember. By my third year, the course had us doing Latin word puzzles!
Those first three languages, I really only dabbled in, but now I am studying Hebrew and it has become a passion of mine to learn to speak it and understand it for several years now.
But what does this have to do with writing? Other than the fact that language is among the first things we learn to utilize when we are babies, it is the writer’s one and only tool to tell their stories. (Okay, a pencil and paper or a computer screen and keyboard are necessary!)