11/16/2009

Burton's method

Sir Richard Francis Burton was a lot of things. He was an explorer, writer, soldier, orientalist, ethnologist, poet, hypnotist, fencer and diplomat. Most importantly, he was a translator and linguist who spoke 29 languages of European, Asian, and African varieties.


Victory Manual (somewhat) recently discussed the method that Burton used in learning languages. I think it's an excellent method and recommend that those interested in picking up any language at least glance over it.

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