On the Author’s Proficiency in Languages Foreign or Otherwise

My lack of proficiency in both French and Italian compels me to sound like a fool when I speak those languages. It’s my fluency in English, however, which compels me to sound like an even greater fool in that one.

About these ads

3 thoughts on “On the Author’s Proficiency in Languages Foreign or Otherwise

  1. An approximately Montaignesque aphorism! Related to this is a Finnish proverb: Remaing silent even a stupid man appears to be wise.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s