Posts Tagged 'Exotic languages'

5 Essential Scots Phrases

Posted on April 18th, 2018 · Posted in Linguistics

Scotland is a nation known for its astonishing natural beauty, good quality of life, and firm cultural identity. Pay a visit to its bonny shores and you can sample traditional.. read more

Catalonia and the Catalan language

Posted on October 6th, 2017 · Posted in Linguistics

A brief history of Catalan language and culture The province of northern or Nearer Spain, where Catalonia is situated, was first established by the Romans, who took it from the.. read more

Translation and Fictitious Languages – Part Four: Star Wars

Posted on October 12th, 2016 · Posted in Linguistics

Eyhghrghrghrghr! Do You Speak Shyriiwook? You might be forgiven for not recognizing this as a fictional language, since it is one which has never been written down, but you would.. read more

Translation and Fictitious Languages – Part Three: Tolkien’s World

Posted on September 27th, 2016 · Posted in Linguistics

Have you ever wondered where Elvish came from? Pored over the runes to solve the puzzle of the Ring? We’ve all experienced the frustration of trying to find subtitles for.. read more

Translation and Fictitious Languages – Part Two: Star Trek

Posted on August 18th, 2016 · Posted in Linguistics

Dif-tor heh smusma! Don’t know what it means? It’s one of the most famous lines from possibly one of Earth’s most famous shows: “Live long and prosper”, from Star Trek… read more

Endangered Languages – Florida’s Native Americans

Posted on August 11th, 2016 · Posted in Linguistics

We all know about the Cherokee and Pawnee of Oklahoma, and the Navajo and Apache of New Mexico, but unless we’re from the Southeast United States, we hear very little.. read more

Squanto: Trans-Atlantic Translator

Posted on June 11th, 2015 · Posted in Translation History

Today, unless you’re one of the relatively few people who travel between the US and Europe regularly, a trip across the Atlantic is still a real thrill, and something that.. read more

Malinche Translator

La Malinche, an ambivalent interpreter from the past

Posted on April 20th, 2015 · Posted in Translation History

Whenever political alliances, strategies or consultation have been involved, interpreters have always played a key role all along and this was always associated with an enormous level of responsibility. This.. read more