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Reedeeming the Panlingua

Last week, as if by some sort of divine intervention, I had the privilege of visiting the private home of Xul Solar, one the most significant Argentine artists of our era. “I am a painter, a writer, not an inventor but a re-creator. Father to a panlingua who strives for perfection and which almost no one […]

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One Language to Rule Them All

The English language has become a universal language not because it has the largest number of native speakers (Chinese and Spanish have more), but because it has the highest number of non-native speakers. China, for example, has the largest population of English-as-second-language speakers in the world. In Korea, parents even have their children undergo a […]

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Faithful vs. Effective Translations

A Bridge Too Far Most of the time, when we describe a good translation, we refer to the concept of fidelity. We believe the target text should be true to the source, respecting its style as well as the things it describes. However, at times, translators run the risk of over-egging the pudding, so to […]

Another Cup, Another Song

Once again, it’s time for the Soccer World Cup and this time it’s Mother Russia’s turn to host. It’s pretty amazing how these past four years just flew by, and here we are, ready to shout ‘GOOOL’ (as Latin-American narrators do) following the sweet sounds of a soccer shoe kicking the ball as it swooshes […]

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Don’t Ban Me, Gringo

We have become aware of two recent incidents involving Spanish speakers in the U.S. The first event happened in New York; a lawyer became infuriated because he heard restaurant employees speaking Spanish and threatened to call Immigration Services (the video went viral almost immediately). The second event occurred in the city of Havre, Montana, 50 […]

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What a Hashtag!

Our network language system evolves at a faster rate than language itself does. As in any language, the evolution occurs with use. New words are added to our term base, modifications and adaptations clear their way through as new technologies and tendencies become more familiar to us all. One clear example is the wide use […]

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