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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: A New Book: A Língua dos Yuhupdeh

Author: Alexandra Aikhenvald

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics

FYI Body: It gives me a great pleasure to announce a new book which has just
been linked to our LCRC site. This is a comprehensive dictionary, and
ethnography of the Yuhup, a Makú group from north-western
Amazonia, with substantial elements of grammar, by Cácio and
Elisângela Silva, entitled

'A língua dos Yuhupdeh: introdução etnolínguística, dicionário Yuhup-
Português e glossário semântico-gramatical 'A língua dos Yuhupdeh:
introdução etnolínguística, dicionário Yuhup-Português e glossário

This is available at


You could write to Cácio Silva ‎(caciosilva@caciosilva.com.br]); or
Elisângela Silva ‎(li@caciosilva.com.br) if you would like a hard copy of
this book.

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