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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: Searchable archives: Indo-European & Nostratic

Author: Richard M. Alderson III

FYI Body: Thanks to the generosity of the moderators of the LINGUIST list, postings to
the current incarnations of the Indo-European and Nostratic mailing lists
will be available in searchable archives. The archives will be available a
the following URL:


In addition, the previous postings will be made available in these archives
after a bit of manual editing to add the required headers.

This announcement is going out to the Indo-European, Nostratic, Historical
Linguistics, and Linguist mailing lists; I apologize to those who thereby
see it more than once. If you know of colleagues who would be interested
but who do not subscribe to any of these lists, please feel free to forward
this announcement to them.

Rich Alderson

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