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misyou25
11-03-2004, 08:25 AM
multilinguals chair umpires?

jtipson
11-03-2004, 08:53 AM
Well, what exactly about them do you wish to discuss?

misyou25
11-03-2004, 08:55 AM
which languages the umpires speak:)

jtipson
11-03-2004, 10:04 AM
I read an interview with an umpire not long ago (can't remember who), and it seems that they have to speak English and enough of the local language to umpire (scores, basic phrases etc). A lot of them do seem to be at least bi-lingual though.

misyou25
11-03-2004, 05:53 PM
:)

maratski
11-03-2004, 08:29 PM
Lahyani, the moroccan swede. I assume he was raised bilingual, speaks good english and cause of his origin he might also speak a good word in french.

misyou25
11-04-2004, 11:22 AM
yes. heard of him.