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6 Translator Resources Provided by Newspapers

Newspapers, magazines and journals are, in and of themselves, very valuable resources for translators, as reading them imbues us with a current and, more often than not, correct use of language. Moreover, the most important newspapers in the world contain additional resources in their online versions that can be incredibly helpful when getting down to […]

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Literary Translations

Now that machine translation is becoming more and more prominent in the world of translation, I would highlight the complexities of the translation of literary material, where the subtleties of the source language is a foundation of the project. Indeed, translations that are too “similar” to the original do not sound natural to native speakers’ […]

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Somali, an Afro-Asiatic language

This language belongs to the Cushitic language family, which is included in the Afro-Asiatic languages. Some of these languages are: Arabic, Hebrew, Aramaic and Egyptian. Somali is the official language of the Somali Republic, and it is spoken in Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Uganda, Kenya and Djibouti as well. It is also spoken in Canada, the […]

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Book Club Meeting #2

Just in time for Christmas, I have found “On the Death and Life of Languages” by Claude Hagege is now available at my favorite bookstore and I must say that I am intrigued. Here is a description from the publisher: Twenty-five languages die each year; at this pace, half the world’s five thousand languages will […]

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