Yorùbá (èdè Yorùbá) is a member of the Benue-Congo branch of the Niger-Congo language family. It is spoken by close to 20 million people, most of whom live in Nigeria. It is also spoken in Benin, Togo, United Kingdom, USA (Ethnologue).
Stories that transport the reader to cultures as disparate as the hinterlands of Russia, a suburb of Luanda, Angola, to Algiers, Bulgaria or Mongolia feature in the latest set of translation awards announced by English PEN this month.
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For the benefit of those who do not read Chinese, a controversy erupted in Singapore's Chinese-language media recently. The issue: shoddy translations after the National Heritage Board linked its English website content to Google Translate.
"A Day in the Life of Real Interpreters" by director Sydney Pollack is an interesting look at the challenges of simultaneous interpretation, explained by Diana Liao, Chief of the Interpretation Service at the UN, and Brigitte Andreassier-Pearl,...
At a recent meeting of Russia's literary and educational elite, President Vladimir Putin expressed his concerns about the fate of the Russian language: "It has become the norm not only for ordinary Russians, but unfortunately also for those in the...
Die Deutschen verlieren bei ihren Fremdsprachenkenntnissen den Anschluss. Eine aktuelle Studie zeigt, dass Skandinavier, aber auch Polen und Österreicher besser Englisch sprechen als die Menschen hierzulande.