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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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Subject Line Submitter Issue No. Date Posted
"Deaths of Languages"/Natural History Larry Trask 12.2532 Oct-11-2001
"The Straight Dope" on Koko Fallon, Paul 14.957 Apr-01-2003
''Dictionary of the Great Andamanese Language'' discussed Brent Woo 23.368 Jan-20-2012
'Chavs' and others make it into the dictionary Mark Jones 16.1827 Jun-09-2005
18th-century Copiale Cipher solved by statistical algorithm Brent Woo 22.4172 Oct-24-2011
3 Endangered Languages Preserved on YouTube Laurence Horn 23.872 Feb-20-2012
6500 year old voices - that's contemporary art! Silvia Lipski 17.573 Feb-21-2006
6500-year-old voices recorded in pottery! Mike Matloff 17.552 Feb-19-2006
A Unique Signing Language in Israel Lowell Winterbottom 18.2480 Aug-23-2007
A Word to the unwise -- program's grammar check isn't so smart John Lawler 16.961 Mar-29-2005
ABCNEWS.com Article: Preserving Dying Languages cocogold 13.979 Apr-09-2002
Active Revitalization Efforts Stir Extinct South Australian Language Brent Woo 24.3103 Jul-30-2013
Ainu Teaching Controversy at Hokkaido University, Japan Huamei Han 20.3062 Sep-09-2009
Algonquin Language Recreated in Pocohontas Movie Elizabeth Pyatt 17.215 Jan-23-2006
AlJazeera 'Living the Language' TV Program Brent Woo 23.2339 Apr-21-2012
American Mispronunciations of Foreign Names Karen Chung 14.1120 Apr-16-2003
An Article on Slang Trends Amy Brunett 22.3564 Sep-12-2011
An Intelligent Man's Answer to Linguistic Truisms Micah Smith 18.45 Dec-28-2006
An Interesting Article-Language: A Common Root? Lowell Winterbottom 18.2273 Jul-29-2007
AP Article on Machine Translation Karen Chung 14.2202 Aug-20-2003
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