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10 Ways America Has Ruined Halloween For British People

10 Ways America Has Ruined Halloween For British People | Language news | Scoop.it
Halloween in Britain used to mean apple-bobbing and poorly homemade costumes. Not any more.
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Has America Ruined Halloween or made it better?

Last week I wrote about American-style Halloween in the UK in my blog, "Halloween - Lost In Cultural Translation?"  This piece poses a very different view.  WHAT DO YOU THINK?  Please click and comment: http://www.veritaslanguagesolutions.com/halloween-lost-in-cultural-translation/

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Week 9 as an intern at Planet Veritas - Calum | Planet Veritas

Week 9 as an intern at Planet Veritas - Calum | Planet Veritas | Language news | Scoop.it
Week 9 The first week of August. Now, most people around the world associate August with sun, soaring temperatures and sandy beaches. Wales, however, is an anomaly. This week we’ve had heavy rain, strong winds, heavy rain, grey skies, heavy rain, hailstones and of course…heavy rain. Although seeing that friends are living it up on …
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The Welshest word on the planet – and nine other phrasebook essentials. Hŵre!

The Welshest word on the planet – and nine other phrasebook essentials. Hŵre! | Language news | Scoop.it
The Welsh government wants to increase the number of Welsh speakers by 2050. From ‘meicrodon’ to ‘hiraeth’, here are a few words and phrases to get you started
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Week 8 as an intern at Planet Veritas - Nada | Planet Veritas

Week 8 as an intern at Planet Veritas - Nada | Planet Veritas | Language news | Scoop.it
“A comfort zone is a beautiful place to stay but nothing grows there” Two months in Planet Veritas! I honestly wish I have a time machine to freeze time or at least put it on a slow mode! Just when you settle in, have a routine going, it’s over! Well. It’s not over yet. I …
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¿Por qué tenemos ‘lapsus’ al hablar?

¿Por qué tenemos ‘lapsus’ al hablar? | Language news | Scoop.it
Allá por el 2003, el entonces ministro de Defensa Federico Trillo gritó un '¡Viva Honduras! 'delante de un atónito grupo de soldados salvadoreños que repitieron sin rechistar la alabanza a un paí
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Valar Morghulis: Here's Your Chance To Learn A 'Game Of Thrones' Language

Valar Morghulis: Here's Your Chance To Learn A 'Game Of Thrones' Language | Language news | Scoop.it
It's most commonly used by Daenerys — the ruler known as the Mother of Dragons — on the series.
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Week 7 as an intern at Planet Veritas - Calum | Planet Veritas

Week 7 as an intern at Planet Veritas - Calum | Planet Veritas | Language news | Scoop.it
Week 7 This week brought about some project management challenges as one project needed to be translated into multiple languages ASAP. Finding translators across Europe who are available to translate a text by the end of the day is not an easy task in the middle of the summer! At university, we were told by …
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The mysterious origins of Europe’s oldest language

The mysterious origins of Europe’s oldest language | Language news | Scoop.it
When Francisco Franco banned the use of the ancient Euskara language, residents of the Basque Country fought to keep it alive.
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Harry Potter Is Finally Being Translated Into Scots, And You Can Take A Look At The First Paragraph Now

Hogwarts, it is unfortunate to admit, is fiction. Its homeland, the Scottish Highlands, is not. The first in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, has been translated into over 75 languages; now, after 20 years, the story of…
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Being bilingual alters your brain. Here's how

Being bilingual alters your brain. Here's how | Language news | Scoop.it
We know that being bilingual has cognitive benefits. But now, research suggests that it can fundamentally alter the structure of your brain.
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Week 5 as an intern at Planet Veritas- Nada | Planet Veritas

Week 5 as an intern at Planet Veritas- Nada | Planet Veritas | Language news | Scoop.it
Week 5 During my first few weeks here I learned about the different types of translation Planet Veritas provides. One that stood out for me was Certified Translation where you take translations to solicitors and notaries and swear in their presence on the accuracy of the translation. Now that to me sounded a bit extreme. …
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Maori words minted for autism and mental health issues - BBC News

Maori words minted for autism and mental health issues - BBC News | Language news | Scoop.it
The Maori language of New Zealand has added new terms for disabilities and mental health issues.
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This is why bilingual is better

This is why bilingual is better | Language news | Scoop.it
There are clear and very tangible benefits to being bilingual, although there is limited proof that growing up bilingual gives children a significant cognitive edge.
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Minions and Minionese | Planet Veritas

Minions and Minionese | Planet Veritas | Language news | Scoop.it
In previous blogs, we have written about the fictional languages of Dothraki, Klingon and Elvish. Over the past few years a new language has been brought to life by directors Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda. When Despicable Me was released in 2010 we were introduced to the supervillain Gru and his yellow ‘minions’. …
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Week 9 as an intern at Planet Veritas - Nada | Planet Veritas

Week 9 as an intern at Planet Veritas - Nada | Planet Veritas | Language news | Scoop.it
Week 9 I am very glad I went with the internship option for this module. I have been learning about the translation industry for years now but experiencing it first hand is a completely different story. You get to truly understand how things work, why they work that way but not that other way. So …
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Glove turns sign language into text for real-time translation

Glove turns sign language into text for real-time translation | Language news | Scoop.it
The 26 letters of American Sign Language have been coded so far, letting people who are deaf and do not write English communicate easily with anyone around them
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Week 8 as an intern at Planet Veritas - Calum | Planet Veritas

Week 8 as an intern at Planet Veritas - Calum | Planet Veritas | Language news | Scoop.it
Week 8 I can’t believe I’ve been an intern at Planet Veritas for 2 whole months! This week I’ve had a chance to deal with languages that were completely unfamiliar to me before starting at Planet Veritas. I started the week by finalising projects that needed to be translated from English into Latin and Hebrew. …
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Can you bring a language back from the dead?

Can you bring a language back from the dead? | Language news | Scoop.it
The protection of dying languages is a matter of justice, claims Ross Perlin
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Week 7 as an intern at Planet Veritas - Nada | Planet Veritas

Week 7 as an intern at Planet Veritas - Nada | Planet Veritas | Language news | Scoop.it
Of all tasks I got to do here, project management has to be my favourite. I enjoy the thrill of receiving a new quote request and creating a new project from scratch! I enjoy interacting with the friendly clients and translators and the anticipation for the translated work to be sent back. I get so …
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Can language curb racism?

Can language curb racism? | Language news | Scoop.it
Learning a foreign language could help improve issues surrounding race and culture, an expert says as she urges students to broaden their horizons and navigate diversity.
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Why do human beings speak so many languages?

Why do human beings speak so many languages? | Language news | Scoop.it
There's little research into origins of the geographic patterns of language diversity. A new model exploring processes that shaped Australia's language diversity provides a template for investigators.
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Cochlear implants: How kids learn language

Cochlear implants: How kids learn language | Language news | Scoop.it
Two out of every 1,000 children in the U.S. are born hard of hearing or totally deaf.
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Week 5 as an intern at Planet Veritas - Calum | Planet Veritas

Week 5 as an intern at Planet Veritas - Calum | Planet Veritas | Language news | Scoop.it
Week 5 Before starting this internship, lecturers at my university often spoke about the pressures and stresses of project management. This week, I finally got to see what they were talking about! Finding a translator in a completely different time zone who is willing to translate an urgent project ASAP is not an easy task. …
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This Is What Harry Potter Books Look Like Around The World

This Is What Harry Potter Books Look Like Around The World | Language news | Scoop.it
Of course, they're all ~magical~.
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The world’s languages captured in 6 charts

The world’s languages captured in 6 charts | Language news | Scoop.it
Six charts and maps that give just a snapshot of the world's 6,000 living languages.
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Breaking the language barrier on the path of creativity

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Can one survive in the communications industry without knowing English? Or has the sector been able to come out of the colonial hangover? How well-placed are Indian languages? BestMediaInfo talks to veterans to get a perspective

Via Charles Tiayon
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