Putin 'didn't mean to scare Merkel with dog'
Merkel tries to continue talks with a smirking Putin in 2007, as the Russian President's hulking labrador Koni prowls around the room. Photo: DPA
11 January 2016
Many people report forgetting words or phrases from their native language when they learn a second language. The Local explored this linguistic phenomenon, known as first-language attrition.