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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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Date Submitted: 22-Feb-2005
From: Pooran Singh Rathore
Subject: French
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Institution/Organization: Aman Resorts

Notice: I have been trying to find some help to complete my project on the similarity of words between French and my own language Rajasthani.
I see a direct link, I want to put it forward to the correct people. I am not a qualified linguist, but my work is about 300+ words that are similar and it is original.
Somebody might help me. It might actually be adding something new to the historical linguistics.
Pooran Singh