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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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Information on Unknown Script

Date Submitted: 24-Sep-2010
From: Frank Fernandez
Subject: Information on Unknown Script
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Notice: I have been researching (with very little luck) for many years a sample of what may or may not be an ancient or extinct language. To date I have found from list on the internet four examples (Samaritan, Aramaic, Landa and Old Hebrew) that have one or two similar characters but nothing conclusive. The script appears on a knife blade with raised lettering (not inscribed).

I am hoping someone might help me find some reference material or anything that I can try. Any answer will be greatly appreciated. I can also send a sample if need be.