TCS: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

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Kindness is the language which the
deaf can hear and the blind can see.

– Mark Twain

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I speak a few words in several different languages — made a point of learning at least how to say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ in every country I’ve ever visited. However, the only language in which I can have a philosophical discussion with any fluency is English. I once tried to have a discussion comparing Mexican and American cinema with native Spanish speakers, and found my three years of High School Spanish were painfully inadequate to the task.

Poet Ali takes a radically different view of how many languages we speak, and I found his talk very persuasive. See what you think.



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About wordcloud9

Nona Blyth Cloud has lived and worked in the Los Angeles area for the past 45 years, spending much of that time commuting on the 405 Freeway. After Hollywood failed to appreciate her genius for acting and directing, she began a second career managing non-profits, from which she has retired. Nona has now resumed writing whatever comes into her head, instead of reports and pleas for funding. She lives in a small house overrun by books with her wonderful husband and a bewildered Border Collie.
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