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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: SIL International: ISO 639-3 2013 Proposed Changes

Author: Melinda Lyons

Linguistic Field(s): Genetic Classification

FYI Body: The proposed changes for ISO 639-3 have been posted, and comments for or against the proposed changes are requested. Please view the changes at www.sil.org/iso639-3. Please make comments to the Registration Authority at iso639-3@sil.org. Thank you for taking time to comment.

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