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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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Inscription on two vases

Date Submitted: 20-Aug-2012
From: JF Mondon
Subject: Inscription on two vases
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Notice: Someone sent me a photo of writing on two vases that he owns. The one is clearly Armenian, though I have been unable to make it fully out. The script on the other vase eludes me, though at least two letters look Armenian. Please email me and I can forward you the two photos. Thanks a lot for your help.