Language in martial arts?

Do you feel its highly beneficial to learn how to speak the language of your martial art's country of origin? If one were to study Wing Chun, how much would/could learning Cantonese benefit them? How much would learning Japanese help with Japanese martial arts? I know its not necessary, but do you... show more Do you feel its highly beneficial to learn how to speak the language of your martial art's country of origin?

If one were to study Wing Chun, how much would/could learning Cantonese benefit them?

How much would learning Japanese help with Japanese martial arts?


I know its not necessary, but do you think it is a good pursuit? Especially for those who are studying long term?




Thoughts?
Update: Wow, some great answers here. I'm extending the question for more time to decide.
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