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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: ISO 639-3 Proposed Changes for 2012 Posted

Author: Melinda Lyons

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

FYI Body: The proposed change requests to the ISO 639-3 code for all languages has been posted to the ISO 639-3 website at:


If you would like to make comments on any of these requests, please write to the ISO639-3 Registration Authority at iso639-3@sil.org.

Melinda Lyons
ISO 639-3 RA

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