Sunday, February 27, 2011

4-year-old girl can write 13 languages on both hands


4-year-old girl in India has the special ability to write alphabets in 13 languages and best of all, writing simultaneously with both hands. M Shalini,  is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Latha Manjunath, living in the city of Mysore, India. Shalini can write the alphabet of other languages like English, Kannada, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Gujarati, Assamese, Punjabi, Oriya, Tulu (recently created by a scholar), Urdu and Bengali. 

According to Manjunath, the girl developed a passion for writing when she was two years old. Her mother Latha taught her the nuances of the alphabets of various languages. “Shalini was able to write the Urdu alphabets with just seven hours of practice,” he told Deccan Herald.

He explains that observing the interest of the child in alphabets, the couple decided to train her in multiple languages. About three months ago, she was able to write in four languages. Within a short span of time, she was able to acquaint with alphabets of nine more languages. 

The couple taught her taking out a copy of the alphabets from the website. She can write from 1 to 200 in both the hands in real and mirror image at a time. According to Manjunath, the girl can also write name of a person or place with both the hands simultaneously. Shalini also manages to draw two identical  and two different ‘rangoli’ and drawing in both hands.
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