Chris Bates said:
> its not a problem of course if your
> aim is passive understanding (as in reading), but it is you intend to
> speak or write those languages. I'm not saying its impossible... just
> that it takes more mental discipline and practice to separate the two,
> than if you were learning two (or more) unrelated languages.
Again, I don't think "practice" (in the sense of speaking or writing) is
very much involved at all in the process of foreign language acquisition.