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Question #14230 posted on 04/07/2005 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,
Do the foreign language speaking general authorities write their talks in their native languages and have them translated or do they write them in english?


A: Dear Stacky (THE Stacky?),
They may sketch out their topics in their native language, but sooner or later you have to write it in English because the thoughts flow better. Plus, if they read/speak them in English, they already have a fairly good grasp of the language. Elder Uchtdorf, for example speaks very good English. It wouldn't make sense for him to write the talk in German or Russian or any other language he speaks and then translate it into English.