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Polyglott friends

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Olivier P Member Since: Dec 28, 2011
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hi everybody

are there polyglotts who would like to enjoy a coffee break with me ?

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Natasha R Member Since: Aug 2, 2010
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I’m not sure I qualify to have a coffee with youWoman Very Happy


How many languages to be considered a polyglot?


How many languages do you speak?

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Robert James R Member Since: Apr 17, 2015
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Polyglots = at least 5

Multilinguists = usually capped at 4

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Natasha R Member Since: Aug 2, 2010
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having a command of many languages




The never-ending discussion. The use of the word 'polyglot' and by extension 'fluent' are inherently vague words; ask ten linguists what they mean and they'll likely give you inconsistent definitions. Like Jeff said, it depends a lot on how proficient you are, that is, whether you have enough capability in a particular language to add it to your list and count it as a language you actively know. If I had to blurt out a figure right now, I guess numbers of three and upwards would count as polyglottery since 'one' and 'a couple' aren't very many, but 'several' seems to come closer to a lot of people who wear the polyglot label. Others say it should be at least four or five. I think Wikipedia describes a person with six languages as being a hyperpolyglot.



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Stephen B Member Since: Dec 4, 2012
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Back to the original post - how would this coffee break work?  Would you change language every few minutes?

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Olivier P Member Since: Dec 28, 2011
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hi Siephen

i agree with the game it would be fun to speak or chat simultanously with different language speaking people, i think it would be my nirvana !

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Olivier P Member Since: Dec 28, 2011
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Hi Robert

thank you for your research, and what about philippines, is Tagalog the main language, does it look like spanish ?

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Ramon B Member Since: Jan 11, 2015
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I don't approve of it anyway, a man should only have 1 wife:




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Cristian-Adrian F Member Since: May 6, 2015
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Haha, that made me laugh, good point. Rather than being mediocre with many, hit one and do it like a pro,

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Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
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Hi Olivier, I can only speak French (along with English) - but if you're OK with that, I'll have coffee with you, Anyway we are in the same country and we can talk about the new party. La République! Smiley Happy