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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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Media: 18th-century Copiale Cipher solved by statistical algorithm

Submitter: Brent Woo

Submitter Email: bwoo@linguistlist.org
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Writing Systems

Media Body: A team of Swedish and American linguists use translation techniques
similar to
the statistical algorithm used in Google Translate to crack the heretofore
undeciphered 18th-century Copiale Cipher. The Voynich Manuscript

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/25/science/25code.html
Issue Number: 22.4172
Date Posted: October 24, 2011

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