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  • Jul 27, 2011
  • 01:19 PM

Old school printer exploits his passion for languages to the last letter

Annie Slemrod / The Daily Star
Languages, and Syriac in particular, are Chahan’s passion. But they began as a necessity. Born in Allepo’s Syriac quarter to a family from Odessa, he spoke Armenian with his mother, Turkish with his father, and Syriac in church. School was in French, and government activities were carried out in Arabic, so “from the age of 7 you needed to speak five languages,” he says.

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