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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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Kanjobal (Quanjobal)

Date Submitted: 23-Jan-2007
From: John A. Barnes
Subject: Kanjobal (Quanjobal)
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Institution/Organization: San Diego District Attorney's Office

Notice: We need a translation of approximately 38 phone calls in connection with a criminal case. Testimony is normally required in connection with the transcript, and we anticipate the trial occuring in March 2007.

I can be reached at 619-531-3611. All reasonable travel accomodations will be paid.


John A. Barnes