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OT: How common is it to speak 5+ languages?

From:B. Garcia <madyaas@...>
Date:Monday, January 10, 2005, 9:36
On various mail and online message boards, I see lots of teenagers or
young adults who claim to speak 5+ languages. My _personal_ definition
of being able to "speak" is more on the conversant side, rather than
being able to say a few sentences and ask for basic things.

So, how common would you say it is for someone to be conversant enough
in 5+ languages where it's more than what your average "teach
yourself" book is going to prepare you for?

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