I am attempting to teach myself German. Reading is the primary goal, though some ability to speak and comprehend spoken German would be a bonus (but I despair of ever speaking a foreign language with a non-atrocious accent). Thusfar, I appreciate the structural similarities to English and suspect that German, rather than romance languages, would’ve been a better choice for my elementary, middle, and high school, in light of our complete lack of exposure to Latin. I have not yet gone “Argh!” in frustration with this crazy moon language (though I did go “Argh!” in frustration with the crazy moon keyboards some years ago on a business trip to Germany). I am amused that while every noun is capitalized, “ich” is not.