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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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Names: A Journal of Onomastics promotes and disseminates research in all areas of names including personal names (given names, surnames, nicknames, pseudonyms, women's marital names, courtesy titles), place names, brand names, trade names, literary names, and other named objects and concepts, e.g., invented languages, automobile names, names of musical groups, animal names, cartoon characters, and so forth.

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