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Cisa
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 Message 9 of 25
03 May 2007 at 1:15pm | IP Logged 
Hey, I´m Hungarian! :-P Yeah, Hungarians love foreign languages!

I´m reading Kató Lomb´s bok right now. It´s called Babel harmony and it is actually an interview book with famous polyglots. She´s one of my ´heroes´ as I want to do the same as her... :-) I think she´s one of the very best examples to show how people can learn languages on their own, just by guessing, realising and using other languages.

It´s also a really good feeling that you know her! In Hungary, people are generally really proud of her. :-)
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 Message 10 of 25
03 May 2007 at 4:23pm | IP Logged 
Somebody ought to translate that book, - otherwise we will all need to learn Hungarian..
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 Message 11 of 25
03 May 2007 at 4:25pm | IP Logged 
Iversen wrote:
...otherwise we will all need to learn Hungarian..


Well, I was gonna do this, regardless! :-) Now, the question is when, exactly...
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Cisa
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 Message 12 of 25
10 May 2007 at 12:33pm | IP Logged 
Iversen wrote:
Somebody ought to translate that book, - otherwise we will all need to learn Hungarian..


You should! :P

Anyway, it´s a pity she has not translated her books.. Hey, I want to be a translator, maybe I´ll do it one day.... :-)
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 Message 13 of 25
10 May 2007 at 4:15pm | IP Logged 
Or we coud all learn Hungarian ;).
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 Message 14 of 25
10 May 2007 at 4:33pm | IP Logged 
>>Somebody ought to translate that book, - otherwise we will all need to learn Hungarian..<<

There's a pretty good Russian translation of "This is how I learn languages" (the whole book). You can find it following the link from Kato Lomb's main Wikipedia page
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Iversen
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 Message 15 of 25
11 May 2007 at 5:10am | IP Logged 
OK, my Russian will hopefully be advanced enough later this year to read her book. I also have a book in Russian on polyglots by Spivak waiting for me, downloaded in its entirety from the internet.

Edited by Iversen on 11 May 2007 at 5:12am

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 Message 16 of 25
11 May 2007 at 6:07am | IP Logged 
I just bought the Japanese edition of that book everybody is talking about. And then I find out the translator is famous for being a translator/interpreter of Russian. So now I guess I'll be reading a translation of a translation.

I wonder how long it will take me to read. Anybody want to guess?

I only wish they made a large print horizontal version of it. This print is too small.


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