Member Since February 4, 2010 , From Finland
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Homeowner in the countryside, collector of collections, dogwalker, grandfather of five...


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Answered: Old stamps

Get a stamp catalog - buy one or borrow from your local library! Remember - catalog values are at least fifty percent higher than real-life prices! Also, you can check out prices at stamp auctions on ...

Answered: Is sign language a universal language?

There are many sign languages, but the deaf (and mute) that have been trained in special schools seem to understand one another quite well, universally. In a European company I used to work for, there ...

Answered: Changing languages

Change how? Change what - spoken or written? Change from what to what? Assume you don´t mean "change" like "translate"?

Answered: I read a short story on

Straight away, two or three possible explanations come to mind: firstly - the singular "is" or "was" is often used when talking about a whole group, like in "fish is biting"; secondly - many dialects ...

Answered: Who was ambrose kotowski from ivanhoe, minnesota?

There seems to have been a Ambrose or Ambrosius Kotowski in Lincoln, Minnesota, who was born in 1857 or 1858. For more information about Minnesota Kotowskis, try this link: http://search.ancestry.com ...

Answered: Tell me, please, what is the meaning of the ...

This was an easier one! "All but" or "everything but" simply means that the object is very close to being something else but lacks some small but important feature; i.e. "the sun is all but a star ...

Answered: When did written languages appear, and why do ...

1. "When" is a matter of learned dispute among scholars. The question is really one of when did simple hieroglyphs or picture symbols become standardised enough to constitute a proper form of writing ...

Answered: Explain me, please, what is the meaning of the ...

Explaining simple expressions - in still simpler terms - is often very difficult. I have always admired the makers of Voice of Americas "Simple English" - reporting world news with just a few hundred ...

Answered: How early can you begin attempting to teach your ...

The answer is simple: at ANY age - the younger the better! I live in a bilingual environment, my three children learnt two quite different languages at an early age and have found it much easier to ...

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