Most of us only know a couple of languages. We often question how hard a language is to learn before we start learning it. It’s also hard to take a survey on a language because there are so many factors and at the end of the day, only a correlation is made.
So what does O*(G+V+(w*.1)+(A*2.0)+S+V(1.5)) mean? It just looks like another boring and useless math formula. Well, let’s take a look at what each of these letters mean.
O= Openness of the society to communicate in their own language to a foreigner as opposed to English.
G = Grammar
V= Verbs conjugation complexity
P= Pronunciation & phonology.
W=Complexity of transcripts.
A=Average number of syllables in each word.
S=Speed of language.
V=Vocalness of the people speaking.
That’s a lot of factors to take into consideration if you ask me. That is why there is a job for it. So appreciate the language you speak and maybe try learning a different language.