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- October 27, 2012 by jacki
- Karou is a Polyglot
I can only speak one language, that of English, but when I went to an all french school in first grade I was able to quickly pick up the french language there, the proper french, from Paris; Parisian French . mhm but I lost it.
I Iike the book I'm reading right now, so let me share with you the part about how Karou acquires many languages. If a Polyglot is one who knows many languages than Karou is a Polyglot
It would be sooo cool to be able to speak another language like Karou! Just to make use of a wish and then BAM! I could speak Chinese if I wanted to :)
Karou had been new to Prague and had known no one. Her Czech was freshly acquired (by wish, not study; Karou collected languages, and that's what Brimstone always gave her for her birthday) and it had still tasted strange on her tongue, like a new spice.
She'd been at a boarding school in England before that, and though she was capable of a flawless British accent, she had stuck with the American one she'd developed as a child, so that was what her classmates had thought she was. In truth, she had claim to no nationality. Her papers were all forgeries, and her accents--all except one, in her first language, which was not of human origin--were all fakes.-Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor Chapter 4 page 26-27