16 April 2011

Polyglots Impress Me

May I just say how impressed I am by people who blog in multiple languages. CarmencitaB, for example, who blogs from Galactic Sector ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha (possibly Earth) in English and French; Nowak, whose Nowaks Nähkästchen (Sewing Box) contains all sorts of goodies described in English and German; and Carole Lombard(?), whose blog Irene Bullock brings charm and good manners to the world in English and Spanish.

Irene Bullock

There are many, many more polyglot sewing bloggers including, no doubt, many who blog solely in English even though it is not their first language. My first and pretty much only language is American English. In my defense, I spent most of my formative years in flyover country where the French and Chinese I studied in school withered for lack of anyone to try it on. But now I live in Los Angeles, where I could find someone to chat with in Spanish, Armenian and Moroccan without even leaving my neighborhood. Am I too old to learn?


  1. No. Nein. Nyet. Non. Nae. Gawiin.

    Um.... I just exhausted my multilinguistic "no" abilities. But check out this:


    Wow. Why? I guess it never hurts to be able to say "no" in every concievable language on the planet. Although I just looked up two of languages above for spelling and one of her translations is incorrect. So use at your own risk.

    Also: I am totally and completely jealous of polyglots. Totally. And completely.

  2. Hello there! Thank you! Impressing anyone is not my aim, I blog in both languages because I want my Mom and her sisters out in Québec, Canada to be able to read it!

  3. Oh, definitely not too late to learn - you should go for it!
    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog too!