Here's the situation, and I'll apologize right now because I have a tendency to write a lot, even though I consider myself to be quite brief... there I go already. After High School and serving a mission for my church and everything, I'd like to go to BYU (Utah) and eventually get a BS (the degree, not the big pile of doo-doo), a masters, and a PhD in Mathematics. I was at their post-graduate studies web-site today, and saw an interesting requirement. I'd have to learn 2 of the following: Italian, French, German, Russian. (Ialso figure that this placed next to 5 years of Spanish on a resumé, would look really good). I plan on actually learning all four of them, don't ask why, I don't know why I do half the things I do, but I think I should learn them in a certain sequence, so that I'm more likely to have the important ones done first, as the reason for this requirement is that these are the most common languages in the mathematical world. I've decided to definitely do French first, as French was almost what English is today, and it's considered to be some long name... like the second language of the Baccalaureate Society or something.... I don't know - but I'm doing that first, and I want your opionon on the others. Which one do you consider to be the most used (in Mathematics) of these three?