I've banged my brain before trying to grok romanization standards: Chinese mostly—both pinyin and Wade-Giles—but also some Japanese rōmaji. And y'know, I really, really like languages that use a Latin-based alphabet.
French is nice. I took French in college. Maybe I should write a nice little French fairy tale next.
In related news, "The Tortoise Bride" has been slated for the October issue of Cricket .