Happy Monday! Looking for something to read while you readjust to the working world? Here are 10 interesting, funny or thought-provoking stories from the language and translation world to make you seem like the most interesting person in the room: ET, Phone Home If extraterrestrials ever make contact, how in the world would we speak to […]
Today, let’s take a moment to highlight some of the unsung heroes of the publishing world: Literary translators. Literary translators do not have an easy job. Books, short stories, and poems can be quite challenging to translate. For example, word play, slang, and humor often lose meaning if they’re translated word-for-word. They have to be […]
“This thing all things devours; Birds, beasts, trees, flowers; Gnaws iron, bites steel; Grinds hard stones to meal; Slays king, ruins town, And beats mountain down. ” – Gollum Time should be easy to translate, right? Wrong! The passage of time is universal and inevitable, but the way different cultures experience it is not. And that […]
Recent tragedies have highlighted the important role communication has in supporting victims of a crisis, both during and after an incident, not to mention the responsibility placed upon it in terms of prevention and reducing the overall impact when such an event is unavoidable. Given the diversity of local populations, particularly in cities, this is an […]
Is translation just an expense to be minimized, or is it an investment? Of course, the answer depends in part on the situation. But considering how often potential customers ask our CEO why they can’t just use Google Translate instead of a professional translation company, it’s clear that some people are overlooking the value. What’s […]
There are approximately 7,000 languages in the world today. But why? Why are there so many languages? It’s an ancient question, almost as old as humanity itself. Explanations for why people speak so many languages are common in myths from cultures around the world. The story of the Tower of Babel in the Bible is […]
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