Free Trial

Safari Books Online is a digital library providing on-demand subscription access to thousands of learning resources.

  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

17. Eiffel > Proofreading Languages

Proofreading Languages

You speak at least three natural languages I’ve heard: English, obviously, French, and German. Has being multilingual or a polyglot influenced you as a language designer?

Bertrand: The short answer is yes. My German is actually not great. French is my native tongue. English, I do my best. I speak fairly fluent Russian. Actually I have a Master’s degree in Russian, although I don’t speak anywhere close to the level of one who has a Master’s degree. I speak reasonable Italian. Actually I can lecture in Russian without too much trouble. I can lecture in Italian for 15 minutes, and then my mind kind of overheats. Anyway, that was to be more accurate, but the answer to your question is definitely yes.


  

You are currently reading a PREVIEW of this book.

                                                                                                                    

Get instant access to over $1 million worth of books and videos.

  

Start a Free 10-Day Trial


  
  • Safari Books Online
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint