I've seen this fucking guy's face all over the web. Decided to finally watch the video.
He allegedly speaks English, Irish, German, French, Hebrew, Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese and Italian.
Can anyone confirm if he speaks just as good as a native speaker?
His French seems fine, it's a bit short though.
Literally all count as one language.
Show me a video of a guy speaking this languages
Maybe that would be impressive.
What I say is true. It would be harder to learn two languages from completely different family groups than all those languages. Let's say you're a native speaker of English, learning
Would be harder than learning
All at once.
He doesn't. He has an accent and hesitates a lot.
Even though he speaks those languages, you can clearly see the differences in the vocabulary he uses for each of them. But even if he has a different fluency on each of them, his tone is good for most of them. It shows he invested quite some time on them.
>Name fag on the shitposting board of the premier Cambodian shadow puppet symposia accusing someone else of being retarded
>t. an English-native monolingual who can only count to 10 in one other language
This guy really isn't all that impressive. Once you learn one of those languages, the rest are easy.
everyone hesitates even in their native language. his german sounds quite good although he doesnt speak much in the video
i speak german also f am
Learning a language from completely different language groups, with almost no shared vocabulary (with other languages you know) is way, way harder than learning languages from a language group you're already familiar with, which on top of that also shares a massive amount of words with languages you know.
The time investment is not even remotely similar. I'm telling you. Try to learn Korean and compare it to learning Swedish for example. The difference in difficulty is laughable.
Personally, I'm of the opinion that learning any language apart from English is utterly useless (unless you plan on living in a different country), so no thanks. However, I have studied languages like French and German in school, as well as other languages, so I know what I'm talking about.
Job opportunities marginally improve with extra languages, unless, as I said, you're willing to move.
Even then, you won't get a top-tier job abroad just because you speak the language.
I doubt he has a good grasp pf those languages. If you would ask him "What season is optimal for planting beans and what fertilizer should you use?" in those languages he would fumble like fuck and wouldn't come up with words.
Learning a couple of smalltalk sentences does not equal to knowing a language.
>Personally, I'm of the opinion that learning any language apart from English is utterly useless (unless you plan on living in a different country)
First of all, I'm Italian.
Italian is my mother language
English is, as you said, always useful
German made me earn money (C1 level)
Chinese to satisfy my yellow fever
I want to learn Chinese to a C1-like level and move to Taiwan permanently. Regardless of this, Chinese can be economically very useful.
Other than that, being able to talk Taiwanese on a smalltalk-level made me earn a lot of respect from the parents of my girlfriend and all people living in her tiny village.
Don't get me wrong, I'm all for learning languages if you realise that it's not something you should do for utilitarian reasons (learning programming language would be infinitely more useful).
If you do it as a hobby, or because you want to travel, or meet a certain group of people, I'm all for it. It's much more useful than playing video games or posting on 4chan anyway.
I thought it was obvious that as a French she speaks French, so I didn't bother listing it.
Also, I'm not saying that she doesn't have an accent and that you wouldn't hear from miles that she speaks, for example, Hungarian as a foreign language, but considering that she's only 20, I'd say that speaking that many languages however funny her accent is is pretty impressive.
DELETE THIS, I SEE THIS FUCKING FAGGOT FUCKING EVERYWHERE
>learning programming language would be infinitely more useful
Note that learning to program is a lot more difficult than learning a language.
From there, it's easier to learn a bunch of new programming languages than a single new natural language.
What I wanted to say is, learn Java first as every retarded uni will teach, then move over to Lisp and try to learn some random human language at the same time. What are you probably going to master first?
Well, he didnt actually say much. And his intonation was kinda off on some parts.(his voice didn't reflect how Germans usually change their intonation when changing from one part of a sentence to another)
fuck off i dont have one, only an irish passport, anyway im not at home
i spent a lot of time in switzerland as a child
good for you
mein deutsch ist gut genug für kommunikation
Most polyglots are notoriously insincere with their language abilities. The only true polyglot I met never mentioned it to me and I had to piece it together after knowing him for a couple of years.
I am very much vigilant about these youtube celebrity polyglots.
in regards to the accent, it is clear that you didn't even read those articles.
>Pronunciation is stronger in children (but it doesn’t matter!)
>It’s true, the younger the learner, the better they are at mimicking new sounds and adopting pronunciation. The brain is more open to new sounds and patterns in pre-adolescence, so it is very difficult for older language learners to speak without an accent.
>What’s more, younger learners are more skilled at identifying subtle differences in sounds. This explains why adult learners of English have trouble with minimal pairs like pin and pen, or fries and flies.
>While an adult language learner with a strong accent may seem less proficient, pronunciation is not actually an indicator of fluency. Any confusion with minimal pairs can usually be figured out by looking at context.
In fact this one agrees with my point, and instead tries to downplay the importance of the accent.
And this shit doesn't even load.
>Not using the European framework of Reference for Language instead of saying stupid shit like "fluent" and "speaks"
My problem is material. I could probably get a grasp of language relatively easily but I don't have anything I want to talk to,listen to, read, watch in other languages. So what's the point?
you're absolutely right. finding interesting material was the hardest part about learning german for me. it made me realize that nearly all the media I consume on a daily basis is in english. literally fucking everything worthwhile is in english.
His french, spanish and italian have very recognizable accents and nobody who talks these languages could possibly mistake him for a native by any stretch of the imagination. His hebrew is actually quite good but he speaks a western dialect. Some intonations in catalan are obviously wrong. I have only elementary knowledge of german but I think several sounds, especially the h/g are wrong. I can't judge the irish though.
^*¨Spanish with Gallego accent...
a la basura pertenece.
this autist is right
>tfw my mom thinks that her firends daughter is so smart because she knows a respectable lvl of portuguese while I only know some basic mandarin
>tfw at my uni you don't need to know any portuguese to go and study in brazil as an exchange student because knowing spanish equals knowing around 70% portuguese
I can easilly communicate with a brazilian without having estudied any portuguese while the same can't be said with chinese people
Check these 2 badasees speak multiple languages really well. I'm really into poliglot people but I'm too dumb to learn more than a few languages and stay at a consinent level with them.
No it isn't. Brazilian is way easier.
Take into consideration that almost all learning resources are in BR-PT, that alone makes it easier to learn.
Listen to a BR talk and compare it to someone who's PT. BR's articulate and pronounce everything quite well, with a retarded accent imo.
EU-PT speaks so fast and mumbles half the words.
>guy travels the world, is able to learn languages of all the crazy places he's been
>I struggle with one language and have never left NJ for more than a week
wow i'm so proud of him how could he do it fr*cken crazy!!!
lisp is dead, it's virtually useless - try scala if you're interested in functional programming. In fact, C++11 covers the same functional paradigm as lisp AND OOP, template metaprogramming, etc.
You live to NJ, take the train to New York City. You could probably even arrange a meetup on interpals with someone who'd like to practice with you.
It's a dumb choice because Brazilian Portuguese is a broken 4 year old way of speaking European Portuguese.
If he spoke European Portuguese he could easly use brazilian accent wenever he feels like, however if he learns Brazilian, he will never be able to speak normal portuguese again.
FACT: 95%of the Portuguese can fake a Brazilian accent.
Fact: Brazillians can NOT fake European accents.
He speak Hebrew the best I heard in videos like that of people speaking multiple Languages like a "Native"
Sometimes he don't have Foreign accent(or "ole hadash" accent ,kek) and sometimes you can her his Foreign accent.
He also have some grammar mistakes.
Portuguese, English, German, Spanish, a bit of French and learning slowly Japanese to satisfy the weeb in me. Knew a bit of Turkish as I was there for little time and very little remains.
Brazilian accent is easy to learn with little effort if you know European PT.
>thats not true, and you know it Manuel
not gonna lie I keked, 3 manuel's on my dads side only
There's not just one Brazilian accent, there is a different one for every region you go. We have a shitload of dialects.
>95%of the Portuguese can fake a Brazilian accent.
Probably not true. If it was, why would you choose to sound disgusting all the time?
>Brazillians can NOT fake European accents.
Decidedly not true. Portuguese impersonations are one of the most popular and easy ones in Brazil, but we don't talk like that all the time because it's so fucking silly. It boggles my mind how there is an entire pseudo-country full of people with that gypsy dialect.
Yeah, Manuel is the actual stereotypical name for Portuguese people. I'd give my left spleen for 4chan to correct Alberto Barbosa to Manuel Barbosa.
This, you should hear my sister's English, Italian and French. We've been to France and we've met Americans here and all of them swore up and down that they thought she was a local.
However it takes her a long time to switch from one language to another, usually if she speaks one she'll stutter and have trouble expressing her thoughts properly in another for about an hour until she gets back into it.
She's bilingual though (finnish/swedish), I'm not, when you teach a kid to juggle two languages from birth it's a cakewalk later on.
You're not wrong but learning all the idioms, expressions, slang, exceptions still takes a lot of time and dedication, regardless of the language root.
Also, learning 5 romance languages at the same time would quickly turn out to be an absolute nightmare. It'd probably be easier to learn arabic and korean as they are very different from one another.
Trying to learn Spanish and French I find is very hard because of mixing pronunciation. That one Italian polyglot said to never ever learn similar languages together (his name was Luca something)
I've tried learning German, Spanish and French but my pronunciation is bad for all of them
There's actually an anti-psychotic drug that can allow the brain to revert to some degree to allow this
Terrible side effects though
>this whole post
Brazilian Portuguese is a more authentic version of Portuguese if anything, unchanged by French like European Portuguese
Fact: there is not one Brazilian accent and you're probably just thinking of Carioca
Fact: the only reason you can fake Carioca accent is because contemporary Brazilian culture is very present in Portugal and the vice-versa isn't true - which kinda fumbles your argument that his choice would be 'dumb' because it's so much more relevant.
Is Catalan that different from Spanish? I don't know Catalan but I understood almost everything he said. Almost all the words were exactly the same as Spanish but there was some different conjugation involved I think.
I know an American polyglot but he's an exception as both his parents spoke a different language AND he grew up in Hong Kong so once he got his Spanish minor he was fluent in Cantonese, Korean (his mom I think), English and Spanish
>my pronunciation is bad for all of them
Don't get too hung-up on pronunciation, it comes naturally with usage. Getting the grammar right is far more important.
>There's actually an anti-psychotic drug that can allow the brain to revert to some degree to allow this
I struggle with the same, when I move to a new place I adopt the accent pretty fast but I've been away from all the countries whose language I speak for so long that it just deteriorates over time
My English used to be awesome but now I stutter a lot when I speak and make really long, uncomfortable pauses when I forget words
Ironically it's not because I don't use it *enough* it's that I use it everyday with people who speak decent English but make so many tiny, unnoticeable mistakes that I end up adopting their expressions and often catch myself going 'wait a sec, that sounds wrong'. Usually something really small like articles. I often hear "she died on tuberculosis" instead of "of", for example, and it drives me bonkers but I can't correct anyone because then I'd just look like a dick.
>He allegedly speaks English, Irish, German, French, Hebrew, Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese and Italian.
All are german group. It's like for me learning ukrainian or belarus.
Except for catalan. This dude sucks.
Valproic acid. Given now for siezures, anti-pyschosis, bipolar and other mental health issues. They found first that it can reopen musical pitch/tune acquisition, then found it reopens language pitch too.
However, I've read some bad reviews of the drug (am considering switching to it from lamictal), it does fuck with the brain quite a bit. Ironically been reading patients report memory problems, so it may re-energize the part of the brain that learns language pitch as a child but might also stifle memories? also cause lightheadedness
Fucking retard. German and English are the only two Germanic family languages he mentioned. Irish is Celtic. French, Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese and Italian are all Romance. Hebrew is Semetic. He's speaking languages from 4 different language families.
To be frank, the stuff about memory issues comes from people on mental health boards who are on loads of psych drugs and also have things like bipolar which can effect memory too. Never read anything scientific or controlled studies, just personal reviews of the memory issue
For someone like me who's already on lamictal it wouldn't be that big of a deal switching over to a similar class drug (and I would no longer have the chance to die horribly of SJS), but if people here want to try vaporate recreationally for the language bonus they'd need a prescription for it for something severe depression, seizure or bipolar
Antidepressants and antipsychotics have their side effects so weigh the pros with cons
Can confirm he is in fact speaking English.
His Irish isn't really native level in that video. The only people I've heard say "Gwayle-geh" instead of "Gaeilge" are posh faggots.
But I mean fair fucks to the lad, he's better than 90% of the population.
Literally this. I always get disappointed at these kind of faggots speaking almost the same languages and implying they communicate in 20 tongues. And distant languages are always their shittiest ones.
>learning turkish unless you want to live in turkey
for what reason? the only other nations we share a linguistic connection with are the ex-ussr turkic states and mongolia