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Translations and DTP from Right to Left

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We have to pay special attention when translating languages that are written from right to left, as what is a “no-brainer” for native speakers may not be for readers of an alphabet in the opposite direction. Within this group of readers we can also include clients, who often ask for our advice on some issues […]

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A New Dialect Emerges in Miami

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Every country has different accents for different regions within their country. In the U.S. there are many identifiable accents like the New York accent (Noo-Yawk). It has distinct features, for example the dropping of the R. Another example is the southern accent. It stretches across the southern states and is distinctive for its draw. The […]

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How to Speak/Write English the Canadian Way

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Canada is the second largest country in the world. So depending on which part of Canada you’re visiting, you may encounter different accents, slang, and vocabulary. Furthermore, there are 2 official languages, English and French, but for this post I would like to focus on Canadian English. Canadian English is an interesting blend of British […]

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What Happened to the Letter Q in Turkish?

  When Turkey first became a democratically recognized sovereign country in the 1920s, it made some major changes that greatly affected the life and the culture of its citizens. In 1928, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the first president of Turkey decreed that the language of Turkish would be Romanized, adapting a version of the Latin alphabet […]

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