My name is Skylar (Just call me Skye). I am 18 years of age, and am currently residing in Israel.
I speak Russian as my mother tongue, although it is not really good haha. I also speak English and Hebrew, English being my third, but best, language.
As of this very moment, I am learning Korean. I used to try learn Japanese, but gave up pretty easily. I also picked up a bit of Spanish through telenovelas, and took lessons when I was in elementary school, but that never stuck either.
I started using Rosetta Stone (well, a pirated version), but it force updated on me, and while looking for a solution to reverse that, I stumbled upon this website, and well, decided I might as well join a non-gaming guild.
I am not really good with introductions, so rather than talk about myself, I would love to just answer your questions if you have any.
P.S. Is it weird to learn how to read and write before you actually learn the language itself?
안녕하세요 Skye! 잘 지냈어요? Truthfully, that’s almost all of the Korean I know so far! I found a free online Korean textbook recently, but have only had time to read and learn the first three chapters. I’m Sydney, and I also speak Spanish, a very small bit of Russian, and of course English.
To answer the question at the end of your introduction, it suppose it depends on your goals with the language. It seems it would make sense to learn a new alphabet first if there was any interest in reading and writing the new language, especially if you are learning from a textbook. I once tried looking at a beginner Russian book that spelled everything phonetically with the English alphabet instead of the Russian alphabet and it drove me crazy!