I'm really glad I stumbled over this LJ community, as I think "linguaphile" is something I think I can label myself as, and it's great to find so many like-minded people.
I'm a student of historical linguistics. I grew up with German, English, and Chinese, had 4 years of French in school, 3 years of Latin for university, several courses in various old languages, such as Sanskrit, Old Prussian, and Old Persian (this semester), and an intro or two to a bunch of other languages. Finally, I'm trying to teach myself Japanese, which sadly is not easy with a timetable filled with other languages...
So I'm hoping that my time here will be full of exchanges on languages and linguistics with you guys :D