Do you have any language games like Pig Latin in your language?

I show you two examples from Hungarian to see what I'm asking about.

  • "Bird language". If you speak this language, you have to put into every original syllable a letter "v" and then repeat the original vowel. Example:

"Tudsz így beszélni?" - in Bird Language: "Tuvudsz ívígy beveszévélnivi?"

"Can you speak like this?" - in Bird Language: "Cavan youvou speaveak livike thivis?"

  • "Eszperente". Name comes from Esperanto, in this case you must speak with normal words which mean anything (so no gibberish or made up words), but they mustn't contain any vowel other than "e". This shows how over-represented the letter "e" is in Hungarian, because you couldn't do this with any other vowel. Foreigners often say who don't speak Hungarian that it sounds like a goat bleating to them.

Example from wikipedia (I didn't want to find out something new): Étterem - Kellemetes hely, melyben kedvedre ehetsz eleget, ellenben e nevezetes helyen teljes keresetedet elverheted. ("Restaurant - A pleasant

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I made an infographic showing how the Romance languages developed from Latin
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Magyar is the original language. Also, Latin and Hebrew are shadow languages created by the devil.

https://preview.redd.it/ogwnl6k0zo551.png?width=931&format=png&auto=webp&s=9b0e5aa5a11ccec90acb5fb74701dd718d585523

The comment bellow is'nt from me, I just thought it was funny.

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Why did most, if not all, the Romance Languages lost grammatical cases while Latin has 4~5 of them?
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if i learn latin and then decrease the intelligence of my latin will i speak every romance language?

i want to learn all of the languages of the latin but i dont have time and i dont want to make effort for it. if i learn one latins and then speak really stupid wiht many bad words i can espeak vulgar latin yes? no? if i then make a small changes i can speak one all of the languages. french espanish italian poertuegeuese roman and catalonish?

thank you for coming to my ted talk x

sorry for my impeccable english i am a native speaker

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How do you respond to people, who say that Latin is a dead language?
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I made a map showing how Romance languages developed from Latin
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I'd like to learn a language not written in the latin alphabet

What are some good suggestions for languages not written in the latin alphabet that have a good amount of learning materials and resources online?

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Can someone translate this page for me? It's been taking a long time for me, since I'm not extremely good with older Latin and the text is small. This page has an incantation/prayer which asks angels to help you increase your Latin/language/memorization skills - could be useful.
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*laughs in latin language*
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Latin script languages human parsing/reading difficulty

Why I am interested in this topic: I have noticed that despite using some languages since my childhood extensively - including my own language, I find I can read and parse text in some other - less mastered - languages more quickly and, at least for my brain, the structure seems more logical. I will not mention those languages for now for "tactical" reasons ;)

Why I am asking here: I can't find any study when asking Google about which languages - preferably limited to those with Latin script, but any study is nice - are the easiest to read for human eyes. Maybe I should try searching some dyslexia friendly languages? But I don't think that only dyslectic people misread pluvas with pluvos. I think this is a language-to-script design problem of a particular language first and dyslexia second.

P.S. I am not interested in NLP and parsers for computer environment.

P.S.S. I know some people will say that it depends on your mature tongue - but I don't think that is the whole pictur

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Latin americans from spanish-speaking countries, how do yoy feel about Brazil's culture? Is the language a huge barrier?

I'm Brazilian and I actually speak spanish and so, as a consequence, I got to know a little more about other cultures. My friends really don't "like" or "don't really know" other countries in Latin America, and they say thay spanish "sounds odd". And at the same time, you guys apparently get along very well.

Amigos, ¿creen que nosotros brasileños vivimos dentro de una burbuja en nuestro país o qué?

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Why are the musical notes named A B C D E F G in germanic languages and when did we started to use this system? Why are they not labeled as Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Si like in Latin languages?

This question came to my mind as I was learning a song for guitar today.

I live in Québec, which is in great majority French-speaking. Since we are kids, we use the Do Ré Mi Fa Sol La Si system of naming musical notes.

When I want to learn a song, specially an english song, the only sheets I found are noted with the english system (A B C D E F G), which is frustrating because the First note of the French system (Do) is the third of the English system (C).

Since when is it like that, and who decided that the first note for each system would be different? Why are there two systems and why is none solely used around the (western) world?

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European language names in Russian(in latin script).
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Apparently Latin is the root of every European language
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English is the only language capable of borrowing (+ bonus "Teutonic, Latin, Greek and Gaelic" combination words (?!?!?) reddit.com/r/mildlyintere…
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This January I started on an idea I've had for a while. Combining my two joys in life: Sims and the Latin language by making a Sims channel that I narrate in Latin. Hope you all enjoy it! (Warning: I loosely script the episodes so students can hear the process of self-correcting) youtu.be/PSARs0MNTno
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Hi there, Language Nerd here! You see most of the English Vocabulary is derived from other languages.. Around 15% of the English Vocabulary is derived indirectly,through Latin and French,from Greek.While another 8% directly from Greek. And of course Latin, which makes up almost a 1/3 of English!
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What would you do if you woke up, forgot all languages you know and became a fluent speaker of Latin only?
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Hy I’m Italian and I decided to start studying Latin for UNI I’m new to the language and this might seem basic but I don’t understand the following. All help is appreciated
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If I went to university and managed to get a BA in classical languages (specializing in Greek and Latin of course), would I be able to read Plato or Thucydides fluently upon completion?

Has this ever been researched? I would be interested in average levels of classical language proficiency at the end of a BA program. Do people actually learn how to read Greek after 4 years of study? Or must they continue on to a MA?

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A Latin professor once told me that a language's default "thinking" sounds (um, uh) often has the same vowel sound as that language's word for "but". Is this true?
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If English becomes a dead language like Latin, what English sentences will be quoted by intellectuals who want to look smart?
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Anyone want to be my Latin language partner?

I am super confused about Latin pronunciation and would like to pair up with a partner to learn more about Latin pronunciation and simply get to know how to speak it well.

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Desirability of learning "the language of language" in Latin instruction

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>James, while John had had had, had had had had; had had had had a better effect on the teacher*.*

Let's say that student knows the difference between ate (simple past) and had eaten (past perfect), but he doesn't know that the former is called "simple past" and the latter, "past perfect". I would argue he still knows the grammar; he just doesn't know the language of grammar.

Learning Latin tends to overload the student with the language of grammar. Is it really necessary for the student to know expressions like "ablative of means", "locative", "nominative", and so on, or should the priority be for the student to use the ablative of means correctly, even if he doesn

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MIA for Latin or endangered languages.

Here's my question. Is it possible to use this method for dead languages like Latin or endangered languages such as Hawaiian, since there's generally a lack of content aimed at native speakers?

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Old parchment (1522?) in latin language. No idea what it can be about... Any ideas?
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Reading Latin like a modern language

Is it possible to read and understand Latin (or Classical Greek) like a modern language?

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How major Romance languages evolved from Latin
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Give me an English word (though other Romance languages could be a fun challenge for me) and I’ll find a Latin derivative.

I’ve been taking Latin for two years. I know it’s not a lot, but I know a lot of Latin vocabulary.

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Since Latin has no speakers as a first language, written Norwegian and Danish are mutually intelligible, etc, what's the minimum number of languages you'd need to be fluent in to have a decent chance of being understood anywhere in the world?
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Do any other languages have this etymology for friend/companion in Armenian we have ընդկեր From ընդ (ənd) +‎ կեր (ker), so literally "with-eater, messmate, table companion" and and Latin Companion from From con- +‎ pānis (“bread”) +‎ -iō, a calque of Proto-West Germanic *gahlaibō
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Duolingo is good for teaching languages with the Latin alphabet, but much worse when it comes to languages with a different alphabet

Ive been using Duo for a few months now. So far ive completed the Portuguese course and am almost done Dutch, and I was thrilled with how well they were taught, ive picked up both extremely quickly and can speak, read and write at a high level.

Recently I was thinking of starting Arabic, as im muslim and it seems like a fascinating and beautiful language as well as a step-up in difficulty (Portuguese and Dutch were easy as I had a base of French, English, Spanish and Urdu) but was very disappointed with the course. The way Duolingo teaches Arabic is mediocre at best, and the length of the course is rather sad for such a complex language. I have a close friend learning Mandarin who has the same problem. Any one know why this is? I was thinking maybe its because of just how complex these languages are for english speakers, but I want to hear other opinions too.

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In the Latin alphabet, asterisks are often used to censor swear words (like f**k or s**t). Do non-Latin-alphabet languages like Japanese or Korean also use asterisks, or are there other ways of censoring swears?
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Learning Latin verb conjugations will give you the languages framework.

I was not aware of how much of language hinges on conjugating verbs. Verbs are the backbone of any language and learning the conjugation is of the most importance. To those of you learning the basics, my suggestion would be learn the conjugation of verbs. This advice was given by Timothy ferriss, a well known skill hacker. He learned these skill by studying polyglots including a monk which name escapes me at the moment. If you know his name please post it

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If Proto-Romance was reconstructed using modern Romance languages, how similar would it be to any attested form of Latin?

Would it be similar at all? If so, with which attested form of Latin would it be similar to?

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Era: ?, language: Latin?, artist type: male singer. (Sound warning) v.redd.it/5pt6mfhfvh451
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Is it "realistic" for Eastern European wizards in Harry Potter to conduct their magic in Latin? or: was Latin ever much of a prestige language where the Eastern Church was dominant?

I'm having trouble formulating the best way to ask this so I'll just go straight to why I was thinking about this, although it is silly :P

in Harry Potter, spells are spoken in Latin (or some corruption thereof). my friends and i think that this can't be the case all over the world (like, do Thai wizards do their magic in Latin? seems unlikely...)

But what about Eastern Europe? Dominated by the Greek Church, Latin was never a liturgical language. But what about New Latin in the Renaissance? Did learned humanists of Eastern Europe use Latin? What about philosophers? Or... anyone?

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are some jewish words actually part of american commonly spoken language, or does it happen in tv shows because the writers want to signal being jew-woke, or themselves being jewish, or is it supposed to be part of characters who speak fancy, similar to using latin quotes?
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Old parchment (1522 ?) in Latin language. Trying to find out what it can be out. Any ideas ?
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How was the Latin language used to describe homosexuality?

Two terms we used in English, sodomy and homosexuality, are pregnant with connotation. Sodomy is a biblical reference and implies a threat of violence, depending on your reading of the story of Sodom and Gomorrah. Homosexuality is a sterile, scientific term. What sorts of words were used to describe homosexuality in Latin, and what connotations did they carry?

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Latin is an amazing language
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I understand Latin is one of the roots that was used to construct modern European and American language. Is there an equivalent to Asian languages?
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Aksorn Latin - a Latin-based script for the Thai language.
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English is a daughter language of German, Latin, and Arabic, I guess.
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TIL In Paraguay the Guaraní language is more widely spoken than Spanish (52% of the rural population only speaks it), making the country a linguistic anomaly in Latin America en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lan…
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Are there Spanish language proficiency exams with a Latin American lean?

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The reason I ask is because I tested one level lower than expected and I felt that the Castilian base was why. I believe I would have tested at the level that I was expecting had it been more of a Latin American based Spanish.

Has anyone else gotten that feeling before? I’m still going to be practicing and aiming high anyway, not trying to be a baby or anything but I just feel like I got gypped lol. Any pointers would be appreciated!

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ELI5: Most things become more complex over time. Why is it, then, that older languages like Latin, Ancient Greek, Sanskrit are so much more difficult than their modern forms.
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Are there any Ancient Greek language books like Wheelock's for Latin?

Just as the title says. I am working through a couple of Latin textbooks and have been enjoying it immensely. I was wondering if there was anything for Ancient Greek that was as high of quality as Wheelock's textbooks are Latin. If so, could you recommend some?

Thank you in advance.

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We think of Latin as being fancy, but if the Romans had spoken Swahili or anything else we'd have thought the same about that language
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What is the importance of the latin language and how did you find it beneficial

i always wanted to learn latin but heard opinions that said that it's a waste of time. if not, how have you benefited from it or how did you use it.

also if i intend to self study the language, where should I start.

Thanks

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How is it going your experience with languages with non-latin alphabets? (or with latin alphabets for non-latin languages speakers)

Tell me about what's the easy and the hard part of it, which language you are learning, what you've accomplished so far (no matter how simple it is) and what you most like about it.

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Lödheisi education and culture and incorporating the morphologies of "thei bant khaar" or "the great five" classical languages (Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Persian, and Arabic) in educated speech/writing. How do you formulate and distinguish registers according to education/formality/archaicity?

Background on the Lödheisi language's dealing with borrowings (before we start, to clear up potential confusion; yes, the definite article in the singular is by coincidence the):

When one writes in Lödheisi the main foreign languages of Classical Education (Latin, Attic Greek, Biblical Hebrew, Safavid Persian, and Classical Arabic) retain their forms as much as possible in Lödheisi. For example, if one wanted to say "Islam," this would require the Lödheisi definite article "the," but because Arabic is one of the 5 classic languages, it is written al islaamu (NOM) al islaama (ACC) or al islaami (GEN) rather than the islaam (Though, this form is still acceptable--just a little less erudite). In the same vein, "of Jesus Christ" (often using Latin as the background language, but the Greek and Hebrew forms can be used) would be "Yesus Khristir" with the native Lödheisi genitive, but is com

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[WP] You, an American, awake in an alternate dimension where magic exist. But unlike the fantasies on Earth, where magic is conjured through Latin (the more Latin you know, the stronger your magic), beings in this dimension all speak a different language, and their language of power is English.
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How did non Latin based languages like German, English and Swedish end up using the Latin Alphabet?

I know that Spanish, French, Romanian, ect did all use to be Latin itself but that over the passed 2,000 years have morphed slowly into their own dialects and into their own languages so that they're know almost completely incomprehensible between each other. But we can see why they all use the same alphabet. Why would they change it?

However, Germanic languages like Dutch, German and English as well as a few other non Germanic languages like Finnish and Turkish use Latin as their alphabet despite having little or no connection.

Why is this? Thank you

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A fragment from the Bath cursed tablets possibly featuring Common Brittonic (ancestral language to Welsh, Cornish, Cumbric and Breton) written in a Latin script. c. 100-400 A.D. [1280x853]
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Favorite spanish language / latin music on the undercard?

Any local folks people are particularly hyped on? As I have explored the lineup, I am surprised by how pop-hiphop radio friendly some of these smaller spanish acts are in comparison to the english language artists.

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and that is why we learn latin language in the school
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Argument on why Haiti isn’t Latin American based on language?

Disclaimer: I have nothing against Haiti being considered Latin American but I do have this argument in terms of language.

I noticed people here use the argument that the use French is why Haiti is Latin American. But in reality even though it’s the official language only about 42% of Haitians speak French. Most people speak Haitian Creole which although it’s vocabulary is based on broken French, it has the syntax and grammar of West African languages. It isn’t mutually intelligible with Standard French. So with this fact and with only 42% of the people actually being able to speak French(therefore technically making it a minority language) wouldn’t this sort of weaken the whole they speak a “latin” language therefore they are Latin American argument?

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How would you react to waking up only to find out you can no longer speak your Language and you can only speak Latin?
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Gerald of Wales describes his Crusade preaching in French and Latin rather than English or Welsh. Was not using vernacular languages typical in preaching at the time?

The exact passage, from Chapter XI of the The Itinerary Through Wales:

>A sermon having been delivered at Haverford by the archbishop, and the word of God preached to the people by the archdeacon, whose name appears on the title-page of this work, many soldiers and plebeians were induced to take the cross. It appeared wonderful and miraculous, that, although the archdeacon addressed them both in the Latin and French tongues, those persons who understood neither of those languages were equally affected, and flocked in great numbers to the cross.

I should note that in the chapter he specifically says that Haverford had a large number of Flemish colonists (if that is the correct term), so this could have just been specific to the region.

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Latin & French influences over the English language

Following a courteous debate somewhere else on Reddit around why English is seen as a strictly Germanic language while it bears strong Romance (languages) influences, I have been told that you couldn't have a sentence with words that come mostly from French and Latin. What's your opinion?

Here is my attend:

The brigadier charged the front line and bravely faced the cannons of his excessively patriotic ennemies. In a cruel turn of events, the opposing cavalry abruptly interrupted his martial destiny.

Le brigadier chargea la ligne de front and fit face bravement aux cannons de ses ennemis excessivements patriotiques. Dans une cruelle tournure des événements, la cavalerie adverse/opposee interrompit brusquement sa destinee martiale.

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A handful of Latin words were borrowed by the languages of the Germanic tribes, one of which would evolve into English. Some of these words still survive incl. “butter”, “cheese”, “kitchen”, “wine”, “dish”, “box”, “tile”, “belt”, “pit”, “street”, “camp”, “mile” and “pound”
Latin PWGmc Old English English
būtȳrum *buterā butere butter
caseus *kāsī ċīese cheese
coquīna (or cocīna) *kukinā cyċen kitchen
vīnum *wīn wīn wine
discus *disk disċ dish
buxus *buhs box box
tēgula *tigula tieġle tile
balteus *balti belt belt
puteus *puti pytt pit
(via) strāta *strātu strǣt street
mīlia (passūs) *mīliju mīl mile
pondus *pund pund pound

*PWGmc = Proto-West-Germanic, the reconstructed ancestor of German, Dutch, and English.

(Also, there might be some mistakes in here, so if you spot any, let me know!)


Edit: I’ve removed “camp”; although it was in fact borrowed into PWGmc and survived as far as Middle English, it meant something totally different (“field” > “field of battle” > “fight, struggle”, related to Ger. Kampf). It was replaced totally in meaning by the Old Northern French descendant “camp” which had come to mean “military encampment” which at that p

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Past: He drank a beer. (Latin: bibērunt)

Future: He will drink a beer. He is drinking a beer tomorrow. (Latin: bibent)

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How was vulgus originally written? How was it pronounced? Was it part of classical latin or was it introduced later into the language?

From what I understand in written classical latin there is no letter "u". Eg: SENATVS POPVLVSQVE ROMANVS. Both "u" and "v" were written as "v" and pronounced the same way.

How was the word vulgus written then? VVLGVS? Furthermore, how would it be pronounced? I saw that this page: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/vulgus suggests a pronunciation that would give a "gu" sound to the "v". Is that accurate? If so the rule of the "v" only having one sound (which I was taught in school) would be incorrect, wouldn't it? Are there any other exceptions?

EDIT: I suggested gu as the pronunciation incorrectly. That's how the IPA would be pronounced on my native language, that's where the confusion comes from. Regardless, the question has been answered. Thank you.

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