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    Thanks for the interesting diary.  I had a boyfriend in college who had a gift for languages.  He was fluent in German, Austrian dialect (his native tongues), English, French and read Latin and Greek very well, plus easily learned modern Greek.  When I took a linguistics class he tried to use his extensive knowledge of swear words and linguistic changes to reconstruct the *PIE word for a familiar pastime of college students beginning with F.  As I recall it sounded kind of like throat-clearing.

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    by Mimikatz on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 04:33:21 PM PDT

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