The Beauty of Language

I heard a great joke in one of the first few countries we visited on this around-the-world trip to photograph children and families:

What do you call a person who speaks three languages? That’s easy….. trilingual.
What do you call a person who speaks two languages? That’s easy too….. bilingual.
So what do you call a person who speaks only one language? Think about it….. think about it….. Give up?
      A person who can only speak one language is called….. an American!

The reality of this joke has been evidenced to us everywhere we go. In most of the countries we’ve visited the people have almost always spoken at least two languages and have usually spoken three!

I wish I spoke the language in all the countries we’ve visited! The languages have been so beautiful to listen to. They have been so different and yet all so beautiful in their own way.

So, how many languages can YOU speak?