Talents – aptitudes, flairs, abilites…so the definition of “talents” goes.
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There are plenty of talents I lack. I have no musical ability or appreciation – but this is not a major problem; I don’t want to be able to sing or even simply appreciate listening to music.
There are all the languages I would like to understand – read if not speak, and all those I have a very slight knowledge of and the ones I tried to study at some time a gave up. Russian, Norwegian, Italian (all of 4 weeks when I was 20). But google translate makes a lot of this slog redundant.
I’d like to learn Chinese – but I can’t see it ever happening. I’ve always thought of it as something I could do if I had to – ie if I went to live somewhere in China where nobody understood English. Most unlikely. And I’m sure the writing system would be beyond me. I can’t do lovely calligraphy now – I have to resort to a keyboard to achieve basic legibility.
Language fascinates me – but another language, a completely new one, I think is beyond me.