A launguage that has quite a few dialects
wow, I was actually thinking the same thing when I wrote this post! :)
The only difference is that it doesn't take years and years of practice to read and understand a page of music.
Of course, it does still take years and years of practice to be fluent.
It's beautiful really.
I can read tabs, which are pretty easy as soon as you memorize the frets. But I can read a little sheet music. But verrry little.