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For the interpreter can speak both languages as well as understand them.
It is easy, however, to be misled by grammar, particularly if all the languages we know belong to one family.
Oh, we parrots can talk in two languages-- people's language and bird-language," said Polynesia proudly.
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.
But when the several nations of Europe had acquired distinct though rude written languages of their own, sufficient for the purposes of their rising literatures, then first learning revived, and scholars were enabled to discern from that remoteness the treasures of antiquity.
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.
On the other hand, gradual union of the two languages was no less inevitable than that of the races themselves.
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.
The writer remembers to have been present at an interview between two chiefs of the Great Prairies west of the Mississippi, and when an interpreter was in attendance who spoke both their languages.

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