Fluent in English, Greek, French, Italian and Dollars
The Financial Times October 20, 2013
From Ms Claudia Binaghi
Sir, On the subject of being bilingual or multilingual (Letters, October 17 and October 18) in response to Michael Skapinker's column ("Mystery of acquiring another language", October 17), the language used to count is generally considered a person's "mother tongue". Maria Callas, the American-born Greek soprano, who spoke English, Greek, French and Italian, was once asked how she counts. She replied: "I count in dollars!"
Claudia Binaghi, New York, NY, US