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Meet 8-yr-old boy from Chennai who can read and write over 106 languages

ANI
Published May 21, 2019, 11:29 am IST
Updated May 21, 2019, 11:31 am IST
With the help of the internet, especially YouTube, Niall Thoguluva learned a plethora of languages.
He has also learned the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), which is a universal way to transcribe the sound of any spoken language to know its pronunciation. (Photo: ANI)
 He has also learned the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), which is a universal way to transcribe the sound of any spoken language to know its pronunciation. (Photo: ANI)

Chennai: An eight-year-old polyglot from Chennai has been attracting a lot of attention for his unique talent to read and write as many as 106 languages.

With the help of the internet, especially YouTube, Niall Thoguluva learned a plethora of languages.

 

He has also learned the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), which is a universal way to transcribe the sound of any spoken language to know its pronunciation.

Speaking to ANI, Niall said, "I do not know how my interest in languages began. I can read and write over 106 languages and can fluently speak 10 languages. I am currently learning five new languages."

The child prodigy is also teaching pronunciation skills to his parents.

Lauding Niall's efforts to master over hundred languages at such a tender age, his father, Shankar Narayanan, said: "Last year, he started developing an interest for new languages and from there he took a great leap. Making use of the internet, he started learning one language after another."

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Location: India, Tamil Nadu


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