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Speaking in Tongues

3 years agoNews : The Daily Beast

Why would someone learn 20 or 50 languages? Michael Erard meets a hyperpolygot who doesn’t even want to speak the numerous languages he’s learning.
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Politics : The Daily Dish By Andrew Sullivan (3 years ago)

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