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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: 6500 year old voices - that's contemporary art!

Submitter: Silvia Lipski

Submitter Email: Silvia.Lipski@ims.uni-stuttgart.de
Linguistic Field(s): Not Applicable

Media Body: 6500 year old voices recorded in pottery is just a hoax or rather a project
by a video artist...
see:
http://www.bilgesehir.com/c_filmo_principale/e_vases_sonores/Bilge%20Sehir%20-%20Vases%20sonores.htm
Issue Number: 17.573
Date Posted: February 21, 2006

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