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Cage
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 Message 65 of 117
05 July 2007 at 12:40am | IP Logged 
Who is Ardashchir?
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 Message 66 of 117
05 July 2007 at 2:23am | IP Logged 
Ardaschir/Alexander Arguelles, is one of the great polyglots on this forum. He spoke a lot about his learning methods but hasn't been online for quite some time now.

http://how-to-learn-any-language.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?T ID=300
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Cage
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 Message 67 of 117
05 July 2007 at 7:53am | IP Logged 
Do you mean like a modern day Mezzofanti?
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 Message 68 of 117
05 July 2007 at 9:12am | IP Logged 
Cage wrote:
Do you mean like a modern day Mezzofanti?


Sort of. From his descriptions, he doesn't have some of the gifts of Mezzofanti (it sounds like Mezzofanti had an exceptional memory for what he heard; the book linked to on the left about him contains some amazing anecdotes - things like learning new Italian dialects well enough to hear confession in them in a day or so, writing perfectly not only in Basque, but in several dialects of it, speaking Japanese and Chinese well, and many other such things - which was quite something for a clergyman of several centuries ago in Rome). Despite this, he's managed to learn a rather large number of languages; the third post on this page lists them.

He posted a large number of extremely good explanations, including many on the learning techniques he uses.

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Cage
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 Message 69 of 117
05 July 2007 at 12:57pm | IP Logged 
Interesting...according to the profiles link on this forum Enigma is the top polyglot here with advanced fluency in 20 languages...Astounding! But I don't think I have ever read any posts from him...guess that is why he is called Enigma.

Edited by Cage on 05 July 2007 at 12:59pm

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 Message 70 of 117
05 July 2007 at 1:07pm | IP Logged 
Cage wrote:
Interesting...according to the profiles link on this forum Enigma is the top polyglot here with advanced fluency in 20 languages...Astounding! But I don't think I have ever read any posts from him...guess that is why he is called Enigma.


Yeah, I was always dissapointed that he never wrote anything for us to read.

It would be interesting to see how he learned those languages.
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 Message 71 of 117
05 July 2007 at 1:11pm | IP Logged 
Will wrote:
Anyway here is the download link for any who care to take a look at it:

http://rapidshare.com/files/17756705/threads.zip


This link doesn't seem to work. Can anyone else share this?
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Volte
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 Message 72 of 117
05 July 2007 at 1:29pm | IP Logged 
JasonChoi wrote:
Will wrote:
Anyway here is the download link for any who care to take a look at it:

http://rapidshare.com/files/17756705/threads.zip


This link doesn't seem to work. Can anyone else share this?


The link is dead. I'm happy to send a copy to anyone who sends me a PM - I'm not up on all of the places to get free hosting that lasts for a decent amount of time.



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