Today is Chinese New Year an ancient festival which is celebrated not only in China but around the world. This year is the ‘Year of the Ox’ which symbolises prosperity through fortitude and hard work.
After hearing a recommendation that bloggers should use computerised translation to provide foreign language replicas of their own blogs, Tony Barber decided to put Google Translate to the test. I won’t spoil it for you – the full article is here but there is one section that made us laugh for good fifthteen minutes…
Everyone is being affected by the recession (which only really started on Friday) but perhaps the most visible is on the high street. Walk down any high street in the UK and it is apparent how hard the retailers are trying to sell their products.
Lá Nua, the only Irish language newspaper published on a daily basis, has closed down due to a lack of funding. Lá Nua, which means “New Day” in Irish, stopped its presses at the end of the year. The newspaper had been in print for more than 20 years, but according to Eurolang.net, there simply […]
This week saw the inauguration of Barack Obama. We thought that the event was admired by people the whole world over… but not true, he did manage to offend someone – the Chinese government. References to both ‘communism’ and ‘dissent’ were deleted from Chinese translations of the newly appointed president’s speech. The Chinese government are […]
According to National Geographic, every 14 days another language passes into oblivion. New languages are created at a much slower rate. Usually, new languages evolve naturally from older languages over time. On the other hand, sometimes new languages are simply created from fiction. These languages are called constructed languages. One of the most commonly spoken […]
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