Simple? loop and parse xml to var's

Hi, im trying to parse a XML file so that all the "text"nodes in a certain language are defined as var’s along with their values. As you might have guessed i cant get it to work. this is my xml;

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" standalone="yes"?>
			<text1-1>bla 1-1</text1-1>
			<text1-2>bla 1-2</text1-2>


			<text1-1>bla dutch 1-1</text1-1>
			<text1-2>bla dutch 1-2</text1-2>


i need to loop through the document and then do _root[textname]=textvalue; so it becomes _root[text1-1]=“bla 1-1”
i thought something like this might do the trick, but i can only get the first value with it. So when i change any 0 into a 1 it doesnt work anymore.

trace( xmlNode.childNodes[0].childNodes[0].childNodes[0].childNodes[0].firstChild.nodeValue

Could someone please help me?