Wednesday, February 8, 2012

If you want to speak 4 languages without learning anything, get into an accident

MOST road accident victims would be marked with scars, but Noraini Ismail, 17, of Kampung Seri Medang here acquired the uncanny ability to speak in foreign languages following a road accident last month.

The SM Nasiruddin Shah student is now considering enrolling in a Chinese school as she can speak in Mandarin, Japanese, Korean and Bahasa Indonesia without ever learning any of the languages.

Her mother Mansena Daud, 48, said she was initially baffled when Noraini started speaking in Mandarin when she was warded at Universiti Sains Malaysia Hospital (HUSM) in Kubang Kerian last month.

"She received treatment in HUSM after being involved in an accident while on her way to school on Jan 13.

"She was riding pillion on a motorcycle, ridden by her elder brother, when a lorry crashed into them at a traffic light in Alur Lintang."

"I was worried at first, but now I am considering her request to enrol in a Chinese school to enable her to take full advantage of her newfound ability," she said at the family home yesterday.

However, Mansena said Noraini, the sixth of seven siblings, could only speak in the foreign languages from dawn to 6pm.