I changed my LJ interface language to Chinese (simplified chars). Why ? Well, why not, I know my way around the interface anyway, and I might remember a few of the characters, or be inspired to try to relearn the Chinese I used to know.
Meanwhile, saw a cute made-up word in a this SlashDot comment :
As far as I can tell, there is no word in everyday English that means 'being unable to speak the local language'.
This is quite a common occurance nowdays. Hop on a plane and within a few hours you can be in a place where you can't speak the local language. But we don't hae any word for that condition.
Allow me to propose the new word :
from 'illiterate' and 'linguistics'
Don't know if it'll catch on, mind you.