German was my first foreign language to study, then Spanish and Russian.
I just took up Farsi, for several reasons.
It is so interesting to study that language, knowing that it, too, is an Indo-European language.
However, so far, I have not been using the Arabic script, but am using Cyrillic, like the Tajiks do. I think it is somewhat fitting that an Indo-European language should use an Indo-European script. I’ll try to work on the Arabic script later on for my Farsi studies, but it’s real convenient to use a familiar script for note-taking from the Pimsleur course I’m using.
Good idea to learn American Indian sign language as well ~ it's just like Shang Dynasty characters and a good guide to ideographs with non Chinese, non Sumerian origins (like Windows).
It is really difficult to learn a new language and a new script at the same time. I know, I have sort of done it. Emphasis on sort of.