To have another language is to possess a second soul.
- Charlemagne 742-814, King of the Franks, Emperor of the West
Those who know nothing of foreign languages, knows nothing of their own.
- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe 1749-1832, German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist
How many languages are there in the world? How about 5 billion! Each of us talks, listens, and thinks in his/her own special language that has been shaped by our culture, experiences, profession, personality, mores and attitudes. The chances of us meeting someone else who talks the exact same language is pretty remote.