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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: 2011 ISO Language Code Changes Posted

Author: Melinda Lyons

Linguistic Field(s): Genetic Classification

FYI Body: The proposed changes of language codes contained in ISO 639-3 for
2011 are now posted at http://www.sil.org/iso639-3/chg_requests.asp.

Please submit any comments on these changes to the ISO 639-3
Registration Authority by December 15, 2011. These comments should go
to iso639-3@sil.org.

Thank you for your interest.

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