February 09, 2006

Multilingualism isn't dead yet

On the CBC French channel they just had a tour of the Olympic Village in Turin. The reporter encountered a Dutch speed skater and asked him in English if he could speak French. To her surprise, I think, he answered in French that he could speak "a little". In fact, though he wasn't entirely fluent, he managed an exchange of several turns quite well. Ring one up for Dutch multilingualism.

Posted by Bill Poser at February 9, 2006 03:13 AM