Re: Aikidoka learning Japanese
Oh yeah, ballet french! And I also speak Sushinese...in fact when my Japanese friend visits me at Renaissance Faire, she speaks real Japanese to me, and I respond in sushi-and-aikidonese. I have no idea what she is saying but I am saying something like "fall down tuna seawed bow arm turn octopus horseradish" and the challenge is for her to keep a straight face.
japanese is a "building block" language, so once you know a few words it gets easier to figure out words that incorporate the same blocks.