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Bilingualism has unusual consequence

November 26, 2013
SHAHAR MADJAR, M.D. , The Mining Journal

My mother-tongue died almost two thousand years before I was born. It died like languages do - gradually. It died as a result of a miscalculated revolt, a war that could not be won, bloodshed and exile. Almost 2,000 years later, it was miraculously revived. And so, by the age of 7, and completely unaware of these dramatic turns in the history of my mother-tongue, I was quite fluent in Hebrew.



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