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Evolving Language

The idea about this blog started growing from my reading of David Stockman’s The Great Deformation. Although this book focuses on economics and the alleged development of capitalism into a vicious form of crony capitalism (or shall I call it straying?), I started thinking about changes in language. As we all know, languages are living […]

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Errors? Blame Titivillus!

During the Middle Ages, a period during which the vast majority of the population was illiterate, the skills of reading and writing were under the responsibility of the Church, and, in particular, the monasteries, where monks transcribed different (usually religious) texts over and over again in order to preserve them over the years. This activity […]

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Is there an app for that? Part II

On the first part of this post, we looked at two apps that help us learn a language; however, those are targeted mostly for Romance and some Anglo-Saxon languages. Now, we’ll take a look at two more that can actually help if you’re planning a trip to Egypt, Russia or Asia. Memrise – Free service […]

Certification: Where is the added value for legal translations?

When moving from country to country or when dealing with foreign governments over personal matters it is always very important to understand documentation needs and how best to work with each government as the circumstances dictate. Whether you are looking to translate a Birth Certificate, an Adoption Decree, a Death Certificate, a Trust, a Will, […]

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