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Polyglots on YouTube

YouTubeThere are dozens of good videos about polyglotism on YouTube. Here is one of them – probably the most widely seen, made by 16-year-old Tim from New York. No way anyone needs to learn 20 languages, but this is just to show how it is done. You read books, you go to courses, you watch movies, you travel and study abroad – and you talk to people, wherever you are! It is a fun video to watch, and makes you kind of wonder how many languages the now 19-year-old Tim speaks – or how well he speaks them. But what is especially relevant is the enthusiasm and curiosity that a polyglot has. There really are no limits to how much you want to learn, and the only real pitfall might be that you mix grammar – and yes, words – of the different languages. But here is Tim: