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Native Speakers needed: Lëtzebuergesch, Frisian

Date Submitted: 23-Jun-2009
From: Ulrike Carlson
Subject: Native Speakers needed: Lëtzebuergesch, Frisian
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Notice: I am looking for native speakers of Lëtzebuergesch and Frisian to provide
me with example sentences for my project on P-Stranding in the Germanic
languages. I will need a translation of ca. 20 short sentences into the
respective language. Thank you for considering this request.

Ulrike Carlson
University of Iowa