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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: Survey of speech research, Ling resources on net

Author: PONeillBrown

FYI Body: Our office has published a report entitled, Survey of Research in
Japan, which Osamu Fujimura of The Ohio State University authored for
us, based on site visits he made to Japanese labs. The report is
available via the web at:


Hypertext links have been made to the homepages of the Japanese labs
Dr. Fujimura visited.

Should you like a hard copy version of the report, please contact me

Patti O'Neill-Brown
Japan Technology Analys
Asia Pacific Technology Program
Rm. H4410
U.S. Department of Commerce
14th & Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20230
P. 202-482-6805
F. 202-219-3310

There is a huge new German online dictionary.

At http://www.gmsmuc.de/english you find Langenscheidt's New German
College dictionary
with 220,000 words.

The page also translates German Text to English

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