Linguistics is a fun thing, right?

This category is a catchall for stories that we found interesting, but may not necessarily be related to our core business. However, they are language-oriented and may be funny and/or insightful (or not)!

Interesting Stuff We’ve Read This Month: January 2019

By |2019-02-21T16:34:52+00:00January 29th, 2019|Culture Training, Fun With Translation and Language, Going Global Series, Interpreting, Life Sciences Translation, Marketing Translation, Translation and Localization, Translation Technology|

Articles, odd facts, insights, etc., from others in the translation and language world for January 2019 Pros and cons of having an official language or languages “When we think about countries around the world, many of us just assume that each country has one – or more than one – official language. A country’s official [...]

Free Translation Basics eBook Available Now!

By |2019-02-21T16:53:12+00:00December 18th, 2018|Documentation Translation, Fun With Translation and Language, Life Sciences Translation, Market Research Translation, Marketing Translation, Multilingual A/V Translation, Software Translation and Localization, Training & eLearning Translation, Translation and Localization, Translation Technology|

We've developed a new, concise Translation Basics eBook that explains what happens behind the scenes when a translation process is initiated. The eBook looks at translation terminology and tech, translation workflows, and our translator selection process. It was written to help you or a team member get up to speed on how this business works, [...]

The Tom Riddle Translation Paradox

By |2018-12-03T14:46:43+00:00August 20th, 2018|Fun With Translation and Language, Translation and Localization|

Spoiler Alert! If you haven’t read the Harry Potter books or seen the films, but intend to, DON’T READ THIS! Over Sixty Languages and an Anagram in Each! Let’s imagine a translation conundrum: You have a hugely successful book series’ character’s name that requires translation into over sixty languages. Translators need to capture the gist [...]

Translation v. Localization Explainer Video with Examples (2 minutes)

By |2018-12-03T14:54:00+00:00August 6th, 2018|Fun With Translation and Language, Translation and Localization|

The NN Group, the leading research and training group for user interface (UI) and user experience (UE) design and testing, has posted a cogent and simple video explaining the differences between translation and localization. Take a minute, its worth it! : https://youtu.be/J7ODeZK8TDI