Those of us who grew up in the 80s and 90s remember when video games were the new hotness. Everyone wanted an NES or a Sega Genesis, and we were all so enthralled with the magic of pressing buttons that nobody even cared how bad the dialogue was. And often, it was bad. Many games […]
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Have you ever wondered what the oldest living languages are? That question is harder to answer than it might seem at first. The origins of many languages are lost in time, and it’s hard to say which is the oldest. That said, some languages are older than others. So, let’s take a look at 10 […]
Got some time to kill? Wondering what’s been going on in the world of language and translation? We’ve handpicked 10 noteworthy stories for you to enjoy on your next coffee break. Enjoy! Translation project brings Kurdish-language novels to Syria For years, Kurds in Syria have been banned from reading books in their own language. Offenders […]
It’s always a good idea to be skeptical about what you read on the Internet, but on April 1st that’s especially true.
Are you making the most of your content marketing efforts? If your business serves an international audience and doesn’t have a multilingual content marketing strategy, the answer is probably a big, fat “NO.” Is your content marketing strategy English-only? Do you (gasp) not have a content marketing strategy at all? Then you definitely aren’t reaching […]
When it comes to preserving language diversity, technology is a double-edged sword. On one hand, the Internet makes it easier than ever before to preserve dying languages and to allow people to learn them. On the other hand, technological advances often favor certain languages over others. Here are some of the ways technology geared toward […]
March 18-26 is French Language Week (or more properly, Semaine de la Langue Française et de la Francophonie). In that spirit, we’d like to offer our own salute to the French language. Over the past few years, it’s become somewhat fashionable to say that French is passé. For example, see this article in the New Republic, called “Let’s […]
It’s St. Patrick’s Day! In honor of the occasion, let’s get to know the Irish language a little better. Here are 11 facts about Irish that will make you sound smarter when you’re out celebrating with a pint tonight: Approximately 1.77 million people speak Irish in Ireland today. Anywhere from 30% to 40% of the […]
Signs, signs, everywhere there’s signs . . . but sometimes they get lost in translation! We’ve scoured the Internet for funny sign translations, and this is what we found. We certainly didn’t translate any of these, but we hope they give you a laugh: Well, that’s not helpful Lost in translation If this place catches […]
It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day, the time of year when everyone is at least part Irish (or pretends to be.) But put down the green beer – it’s time to take your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations to the next level. And we’re here to help, with a round-up of St. Patrick’s Day traditions from around the […]
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