Harold Williams (Linguist)

Harold Williams (Linguist)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Harold Williams (6 April 1876, Auckland, New Zealand - 18 November 1928, London, England) was a New Zealand journalist, foreign editor of The Times and polyglot who is considered to have been one of the most accomplished polyglots in history, said to have known over 58 languages and other related dialects.Harold Williams was born in Auckland on 6 April 1876, the eldest of seven sons. His parents had emigrated from Cornwall, United Kingdom, and his father, the Reverend W.J. Williams, was one of the early leaders of the Methodist church in New Zealand, for many years editing the Methodist Times. Williams senior was well-read and gave Harold early instruction in the classics. Like most youngsters his age, Harold wasn't possessed by a voracious appetite for learning, but he recalled that, when he was about seven, 'an explosion in his brain' occurred and from that time his capacity to learn, in particular languages, grew to an extraordinary degree. He began with the study of Latin, one of the great root languages, and hungrily acquired others.show more

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  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 295g
  • Frac Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135859943
  • 9786135859942