I may be sad if I found that quite cool, but I do! Same for the spanish "ya", from latin "iam" and "ser" from "esse" and "estar" from "stare".
Also I love grammar etc and the actual workings of the language. I can reel off declensions and tenses and things, but sadly, my speaking skills in spanish let me down. But I do hope to study ancient languages and etymology and stuff to my university degree.
So... that's me!