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“Cæsar non Supra Grammaticos”

This cheerful Latin phrase literally translates to, “Cesar has no power over grammarians.” And while it’s original intent may be to describe all the natural limits imposed on a ruler, I will wholeheartedly take it out of context in order to explain why I like it. I like it because it legitimizes a sort of […]

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Tattoonslation

When looking to make a brand known worldwide, companies invest time and money in trying to make their brand and philosophy known to the world, in any language necessary. Translation companies are used to receiving requests from marketing and advertising companies looking to translate and locate catching phrases in order to reach larger audiences worldwide. […]

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“Interlingua”: One language to rule them all

If you’ve read some of our previous posts, then you already know we are all about evoking apocalyptical scenarios when it comes to the role machines play in postmodern societies and the moral dilemmas posed by our ever growing dependence on technology. That, and making Kubrick film references whenever possible, of course. Well, we might […]

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An Academy of the English Language…Not

Is the English language perfect as it is? As it continuously evolves (and sometimes regresses) and transforms, should there be a body in charge of regulating it? These are some of the questions that are being asked when it comes to establishing rules regarding the use of our widely spread language. The French language has […]

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The Gender-Sensitive Evolution of Languages

One of the characteristics that makes the English language such an easy-to-learn and accessible language is – from a grammatical perspective – its neutrality when using masculine and feminine nouns, and more importantly, articles. Latin languages (such as Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese) are gender-sensitive languages, where the differentiation between masculine and feminine is evident. […]

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