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"What a fine thing it is to understand two different languages," he said, with a perplexed sigh.
It is easy, however, to be misled by grammar, particularly if all the languages we know belong to one family.
I suppose that in all languages the similarities of look and sound between words which have no similarity in meaning are a fruitful source of perplexity to the foreigner.
They are still Indians who speak their own languages, and have their own customs and religions.
"There is the disadvantage of not knowing all languages," said Conseil, "or the disadvantage of not having one universal language."
If he could not teach languages, at least he could learn languages.
But the state lieth in all languages of good and evil; and whatever it saith it lieth; and whatever it hath it hath stolen.
THE UNION OF THE RACES AND LANGUAGES. LATIN, FRENCH, AND ENGLISH.
I speak only the language of my tribe--the great apes who were Kerchak's; and a little of the languages of Tantor, the elephant, and Numa, the lion, and of the other folks of the jungle I understand.
Philologists have said that there are but two or three languages, properly speaking, among all the numerous tribes which formerly occupied the country that now composes the United States.
"Oh, we parrots can talk in two languages-- people's language and bird-language," said Polynesia proudly.
The heroic books, even if printed in the character of our mother tongue, will always be in a language dead to degenerate times; and we must laboriously seek the meaning of each word and line, conjecturing a larger sense than common use permits out of what wisdom and valor and generosity we have.

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