BBC News – The cult of the hyperpolyglot

BBC News – The cult of the hyperpolyglot.

Recommended article for those of you out there who have a desire to be able to converse in various languages or for those of you who have spent many good years dedicated to this pursuit.

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It raises some valid questions like whether hyperglots can in fact be linguistically gifted as a result of being handed down some privileged genetic material from mum and dad.

Do you have the traits that seem to characterise most hyperglots? Structured sound and pattern recognition capability and a sociable, inquisitive  nature? If you think you do, you might be on to something ( but talk to mum and dad first to see if they have what it takes).

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