Eight-Year-Old Chennai Boy Can Read, Write Over 106 Languages

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

Chennai:

Eight-year-old Niall Thoguluva from Chennai can read and write as many as 106 languages. With the help of internet and YouTube this polyglot has learned a plethora of languages and this unique talent of his is attracting a lot of attention.

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.

He 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."

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

Niall Thoguluva's father, Shankar Narayanan, praised his son's efforts to master over hundred languages at such a tender age. Mr 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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