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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: Database Price Cut

Author: Valerie Mapelli

FYI Body: ELRA News


Following all the requests regarding the speech database M2VTS
(ref. ELRA-S0021), we are happy to announce a substantial price
reduction for this database. The new prices have been set in
agreement with the M2VTS provider.

For ELRA members => 250 ECU (used to be 900!)
For Non members => 500 ECU (used to be 1490!)

The database is available for research purposes only.

Please note that the entire catalogue of ELRA resources can be
found on the ELRA Web site:

- please follow the links -

+ For further information, please contact: +
+ 87, Avenue d'Italie +
+ 75013 PARIS +
+ Tel: +33 1 45 86 53 00 +
+ Fax: +33 1 45 86 44 88 +
+ E-mail: info-elra@calva.net +
+ http://www.icp.grenet.fr/ELRA/home.html +

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