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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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Name: Desmond  B. O'Rourke
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Homepage: http://www.finnishtrans.com
State and/or Country: VA
Linguistic Field(s): Translation
Subject Language(s): Finnish
Selected Publications: Alvar Aalto Architect: Sunila 1936–1954, Vol. 7, Monograph Series, published 2004 by Alvar Aalto Foundation/Alvar Aalto Academy, Helsinki, ISBN 952-5498-03-04.

Standard U.S. Construction Manual for Honka Log Homes, Finland (1997).

Eliel Saarinen, Projects in Finland Finnish Museum of Architecture, Helsinki (1991).

Finland: Monograph on Human Settlements, Situation and Related Trends and Policies (Ministry of the Environment and National Housing Board, Helsinki, 1987).

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