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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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Media: New Language Comic

Submitter: Teresa Dowlatshahi

Submitter Email: shoecab4@yahoo.com
Media Body: "Shoecabbage", a new comic panel (cartoon)
about languages -- especially lesser known
and endangered languages

(ucomics receives about 25 million page views each month)

"There's a whole world out there and
English isn't the only language in it!"

Please drop by. Feedback welcome.

Teresa Dowlatshahi

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What's a shoecabbage?
shoecabbages: fun with words in different languages

Issue Number: 14.1136
Date Posted: April 17, 2003

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