in reply to Learning ***** as a second language
I suggest to take a look on the comparision at http://merd.sourceforge.net/pixel/language-study/scripting-language/.
I tried a bunch of other scripting-languages and suggest you to try ruby cause it really rockz!
UPDATE: Maybe http://www.pugscode.org/ is interessting to you, cause it gives you the opportunity to learn perl6?!
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