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Harry Ness - young British polyglot

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27 October 2014 at 9:35pm | IP Logged 
I recently added a presentation by two young polyglots, who talked about their experiences at the Polyglot Conference this month. The following week Harry came to meet me in person in London, where I was giving a seminar at The Language Show. I thought that his debut video would be interesting viewing for everyone here too. He is keen to get more involved in our lovely community, so I have told him about this site and some of the events we now have going on too.

Harry Ness - 9 language video
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27 October 2014 at 11:27pm | IP Logged 
Thanks for sharing! I've spoken to Harry on Skype a couple of times, and we text-chat every now and then.
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28 October 2014 at 7:36am | IP Logged 
That's really impressive. His accent is pretty good, too, though his Swedish seems to
have a worse accent to my ears, either because he hasn't studied it as much, because I'm
more sensitive to an accent in Swedish, being a native speaker, or because Swedish is
inherently more difficult to get right, what with its singsong prosody and all that.
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28 October 2014 at 9:57pm | IP Logged 
Swedish prosody is impossible for me to get right...

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