Another glance at English UK


A few weeks ago we looked at the southern British Cockney and RP varieties. Throughout the United Kingdom however, many different varieties of the English language can be found. Northern England comprises cities such as Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield. What are some of its speaker’s characteristics?   Unlike accents found in the south, northern intonation […]

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You, the time-binding animal


Alfred Korzybski was a Polish guy that came up with this thing called General Semantics. Not to be confused with semantics as in the meaning of words, Korzybski was more on about the meaning of meaning, processes in the brain, humans and identification, etc. One of the things involved in his concept is language. And […]

Translation for e-learning


Imagine a large organization with locations around the world.  Their corporate culture must transcend into each country.  And much of their success would stem from consistent employee training. One way companies accomplish this feat is through e-learning tools. At a glance, you might think the direct translation of the e-learning modules is the only item […]

What to Keep in Mind when Translating and Localizing into Latin American Spanish


When translating texts to be used in Latin America, we must keep in mind the subtle differences that exist from country to country with respect to not only cultural differences, but also to everyday terms. This may also be applied to a business context; if a client needs to implement a product in Latin America, […]

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A glance at English UK


English is the third most spoken language worldwide (preceded by Chinese and Spanish) given that it has 335,000,000 speakers. It is therefore unsurprising that how its sound can vary from one place to another. Today we’re going to have a look at one particular variety: English UK. Even though the UK is relatively small in […]

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Translation Services: a Plethora of Options


What translation services should a client pay for? Which are the most effective or suitable? The truth is that when it comes to requesting a translation order and providing a quote thereof, there’s a plethora of options and needs that enter into play which may vary from client to client. Every case is unique and […]

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We have to finish this simple: notes toward an experiment


Heraclitus was an ancient Greek philosopher. He wrote in cryptic verse, purposely obscuring his philosophy in almost riddles, so as only the initiated could fully understand what he was on about. He was the guy who saw the world as being in a constant state of flux, constantly changing. He’s also the guy who started […]

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