Eight-year-old Niall Thoguluva from Chennai can read and write as many as 106 languages. Thanks to Youtube, this kid has learnt languages through interest and is attracting attention.
He has also learned the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), which is a universal way to transcribe the sound of any spoken language to know its pronunciation.
He said, “I do not know how my interest in languages began. I can read and write over 106 languages and can fluently speak 10 languages. I am currently learning five new languages.”
This child prodigy is also teaching pronunciation skills to his parents.
Niall Thoguluva’s father, Shankar Narayanan, praised his son’s efforts to master over hundred languages at such a tender age. Mr Narayanan said, “Last year, he started developing an interest for new languages and from there he took a great leap. Making use of the internet, he started learning one language after another.”