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bluecollar
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 Message 1 of 108
19 January 2008 at 2:28pm | IP Logged 
I don't know how fluent she really is.Since you guys come from all corners of the world,I hope you guys can evaluate this girl.It is on youtube.com/wendy vo.
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Volte
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 Message 2 of 108
19 January 2008 at 2:46pm | IP Logged 
youtube.com/wendy and youtube.com/wendyvo don't appear to have any language-related videos. youtube.com/wendy vo with a space doesn't exist.

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lloydkirk
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 Message 3 of 108
19 January 2008 at 3:32pm | IP Logged 
http://youtube.com/watch?v=ZZOPI7DzfUY



Again, the eternal question of what they mean by 'speak'. The girl is obviously bright, but she had trouble reading basic English. The claim seems greatly exagerated to me.

Edited by lloydkirk on 19 January 2008 at 3:40pm

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 Message 4 of 108
19 January 2008 at 3:56pm | IP Logged 
From http://www.youtube.com/minhvo1:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZOPI7DzfUY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UV03HMcUqk8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nihfUvXJ9M
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kejnbHHAVn8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKB-W_GLZ78
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bluecollar
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19 January 2008 at 4:13pm | IP Logged 
Sorry guys.Please go to youtube.com ,then type wendy vo.Thanks.
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ilanbg
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 Message 6 of 108
19 January 2008 at 4:14pm | IP Logged 
Oh man, she is adorable. That was pretty amazing.

I noticed that she recited the languages she speaks in the same order every time; I don't know if that's a
common thing for people to do when they know that many languages. Can anyone comment on that?

The questions in Spanish were pretty simple, but she answered them all well, and she read the Spanish reading
passage without problems. Her accent was decent but I don't think good enough for her to pass as a native.

Does anyone know what Arabic dialect she was speaking? My Arabic is pretty basic but it didn't sound like MSA
to me, mostly because of the words she used to list the languages she spoke (around min. 7:14). Her Arabic
reading skills did not seem that great to me—I've only been studying the language for about five months now
and I can read at a better level.

Her French was okay, but there were noticeable holes; she struggled on some questions and answers and had to
ask for the meaning of some words. Her accent was not great but not too awful.

I can't comment on any of the other languages (her English was very good, obviously), but it was a pretty
amazing set of videos.

Edited by ilanbg on 19 January 2008 at 4:17pm

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Gilgamesh
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19 January 2008 at 4:24pm | IP Logged 
ilanbg wrote:
I've only been studying the language for about five months now
and I can read at a better level.



You did notice we are speaking about a child?
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furyou_gaijin
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 Message 8 of 108
19 January 2008 at 4:53pm | IP Logged 
Agreed, she is adorable. :-) And obviously hyper-active: it's funny how she can't sit still and prompts her teachers
to move on to the next task at times. She is obviously very good at imitating what she hears and at engaging her
interlocutors with 'and what about you?!' This shows how much you can get out of a bright child if the input is
right.

Hopefully, she can at least maintain these languages when she grows older and other priorities kick in...




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