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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Foreign Film or Film in Foreign Language


This past week the Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, announced the complete shortlist of nominees for the Best Foreign Language Film 2014. Sure enough, because this is the American Academy, what they refer to foreign language excludes anything in English. While categorizing as so and not as it is usually know,  Best Foreign […]

The Benefits of Bilingualism: Part Three


In the final installment of this blog series, we will observe some of the different ways in which bilingualism can benefit a person on a social level. Previously, we spoke of the ways in which bilingualism can benefit someone both cognitively and professionally. On the cognitive side, the bilingual person tends to be more observant and […]

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Why Is Editing Important?


It is no secret that in the translation business, quality is key to achieving business expansion and getting the word around regarding your services. A translation that does not go through its respective QA process results in poor quality, and can affect the company’s brand image and, in most cases, causing an irreversible poor impression […]

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The Decline of the Mother Language?


In this new entry I’d like to explore a possible change of course regarding a linguistic phenomenon as studied as it is supported. Linguistics has established, in its various branches (psycho, neuro, and socio) that children acquire the fundamentals of their main language on behalf of their family. This language was denominated, with little eloquence, […]

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What Do Gestures and Body Language Tell Us?


Both body language in general as well as its core element, gestures, represent a form of communication that is just as important as verbal language. For this reason, they must be taken into account when conversing with others, as it is very important to be able to know how to read the body language of […]

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How is a .properties File Translated?


Due to the current technological advances, the variety of files needed to be processed to translate increase as well. In the translation business, professionals must be able to work with and manipulate different types of files to avoid limitations at work. One of the most common files is the Properties files known, as .properties. But […]

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