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Can anyone be a Hyperpolyglot?

Can anyone be a Hyperpolyglot?

Now you know that none of those myths are true you have zero excuses not to study a language. There is only one requirement to becoming a language hacker and a polyglot, and it’s available to anyone: to become a polyglot you must love learning and have a passion for languages.

How many languages do you have to speak to be a polyglot?

If you can speak two languages, you’re bilingual; three and you’re trilingual. If you speak even more than three, you might be known as a polyglot.

Who is the youngest polyglot?

Timothy Doner
One incredible student, 16-year-old Timothy Doner, is the world’s youngest polyglot, putting all our of language-learning skills to shame. Timothy speaks 23 languages, to be exact.

Who is the most famous polyglot?

Ziad Fazah
Ziad Fazah, born in Liberia, brought up in Beirut and now living in Brazil, claims to be the world’s greatest living polyglot, speaking a total of 59 world languages.

Is there such thing as a hyperpolyglot?

Two gentlemen scholars of the 19th century both agreed that he “mastered” 30 languages. In Mezzofanti’s case, those were the languages he had learned by the time he was in his mid-20s. Can anyone be a hyperpolyglot? I don’t think so. Certainly there are people who are just ordinary folks who can speak two languages, or three or four.

Who was the most fluent hyperpolyglot in history?

History had its fair share of polyglots and hyperpolyglots, among the most impressive of which was possibly Italian cardinal Giuseppe Mezzofanti (1774-1849), who was fluent in at least 30 languages and apparently studied an additional 42. That’s more than 70 languages!

Depending on who you ask, a polyglot could merely be someone who speaks more than two languages. Others would posit that a polyglot must speak at least four or five — in other words, a multilingual with a cherry on top. This overlaps with at least one metric for the hyperpolyglot, which moves the goalpost to six languages or more.