I finally managed to suss it out! I'll buy you a beer next time you around this neck of the woods!
Although I'm new to Perl (self-tought over 13 months) arrays and hashed etc... have really stumped me, considering what I'm trying to do - ie: a multi-lingual site not only for visitors within the pages, but also for clients within an admin area, and in between there's a system for the client (who could have the admin area set to display any of 4 languages) to see what the visitor (who could be viewing the pages in any of 4 languages) has input in a form (also up to 4 languages).
I don't realy love you Daruma, but you should be able to see why I'm soooo chuffed. I'd also like to say a huge 'Thanks' to you all for your light-speed replies. I will be looking into the other possibilities that have also been posted.
Nice to know there are superb people out there willing to help out the likes of up-n-coming Jedi Webmasters.
I hope you're allowed to post 'Thank you' notes like this?!?