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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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FYI: Soqotri Modern South Arabian Text

Author: Vladimir Agafonov

Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics

FYI Body: California Linguistic Notes, vol. XXXII, Winter, 2007 has finished publication
of an original Soqotri language folklore text - a BISMILLA
tale - in the Western dialect of Qalansiya (available in

For all interested in the Soqotri language, MSAL
and Semitics.


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