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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: Greek Sign Lang/Modern Greek Dictionary

Author: Marianne Katsoyannou

FYI Body: Some time ago (LinguistList, Vol. 10.1901) I asked for
advice on basic vocabulary lists.
Thanks to all those who responded:
Marc Picard
Mark Mandel
Jennifer Speanader
Ronnie Wilbur
Humphrey van Polanen Petel
Jenny Kappel
George Huttar
Their input was very helpful. The output of my research (a
3000 words vocabulary for a bilingual Greek Sign Language -
Modern Greek dictionary), will be available to anyone
Thanks a lot,
Marianne Katsoyannou
Institute for Language and Speech Processing
Artemidos 6 & Epidaurou, 15125 Maroussi
Phone: +301-6875346, 6875300 Fax: +301-6854270
email: marianna@ilsp.gr

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