As I was looking at the Wikipedia article called ‘List of Polyglots’, I stumbled upon a man who the Guinness book of World Records calls the most ‘fluent’ man around. Powell Janulus passed a 2 hour fluency test for each of 42 languages! And he lives in my (and LingQ’s) hometown of Vancouver. See the wikipedia article here:
here is a video of him speaking a few languages. I have to say I could not understand most of his Japanese due to his thick accent. But his French was fine.
Well you do have Guinness to guarantee it, I do not see why they would give it to him without him really earning it. It is not as if he is a marketable persona. Too bad he seems unwell recently, I would love to see Steve and him interview since they are both in Vancouver.
Well yes, I don’t mean any discredit or disrepect by my comment. Just seems, in that video (which seems he is fairly older (20+ years since the test), that he may have degraded. It would be nice to see a video with him and Steve, or perhaps multiple polyglots conversing in several languages.