I was having a conversation with a friend in the Northwest US
recently who made an interesting observation. (She is a fiber and
fabric artist) She commented that the majority of the people she
knows who speak more than one language, seem to be primarily artists.
As I reflect on my colleagues, friends, and acquaintances, it does
seem like the largest portion of the bilingual/multilingual people I
know are indeed artists (several of whom are also teachers). Even
though our Orchid forum is posted in English, as there is such a
world wide assortment of our members, I thought it might be
interesting to ask how many Orchidians speak more than one language,
and which languages are spoken.
Since I brought it up I’ll go first: 3, English, Spanish, and Thai
(albeit not entirely fluent nor eloquent in any or all of them
Anyone else willing to share?
Michael David Sturlin