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Sign language that African Americans use is different in some respects from that of whites.!
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The Harry Potter book series are novels written by British author J. K. Rowling and well known by everybody. It is even in style to collect different translations of the saga, as professor Nick Zekulin from the University of Calgary did. There is even a special terminology used by the author and which Termcoord have already explained some time ago. A decade after the last book, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (the new part of the saga) has already landed in the UK (31st July), Italy and Germany (24th September) and Spain (28th September) but in countries such as France or Poland readers have to wait until the 16th and 22nd of October to buy it.

Do you know how many different translations we can find? We have found five interesting facts about Harry Potter in translation across the world:

Nowadays, there are more than 80 different translations of Harry Potter’s adventures. The books have been translated and adapted into dead languages such as Latin and Ancient Greek in order to encourage children and young people to read and practise these languages. The Ancient Greek version is the longest text written since 3AD in this language!
In Iran we can find more than 16 different unauthorized versions of Harry Potter in Farsi. As Iran is not a member of the Universal Copyright Convention, editors can admit any foreign versions of the book without having to worry about penalizations.
There are two different Chinese versions of Harry Potter, the first one uses Traditional Chinese characters and the other one has Simplified Chinese characters. In fact, they target audiences of mainland China and other regions such as Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau. In order to save time, there is a group of translators working together to finish their translation as soon as possible.
J.K. Rowling revealed that Dumbledore’s name (director of the wizard school) was adapted from an old English dialect word for ‘bumblebee’. The Italian and the Czech versions present a different name: the Italian book proposed “Silente” by using a literal translation as ‘dumb’ can be synonymous with ‘mute’; the Czech translator used the word Brumbál in Old Czech to directly translate the name.
Acronyms such as N.E.W.T.s – Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Levels – are complicated to translate. For the Swedish versions, the magical exams of Harry Potter have been translated as the F.U.T.T. – Fruktansvärt Utmattande Trollkarls-Test, which means Terribly Exhausting Wizard’s Test. The word ‘futt’ also works as a comic abbreviation meaning ‘measly’ in Swedish.
And how about your country? Do you already have the last book of the saga? Let us know!

Written by Olga Jeczmyk – Communication and Terminology Trainee. Terminology Coordination Unit of the European Parliament in Luxembourg.!
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Avid aficionados of Nordic noir may have recently noticed just how many first-rate crime-writing duos the region has produced. Anders Roslund and Borge Hellström, Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis, “Lars Kepler” (actually a married couple, Alexander and Alexandra Ahndoril), the Hammers (brother and sister Søren and Lotte Hammer), and Cilla and Rolf Börjlind. And now we have Erik Axl Sund, the quirky writing team behind The Crow Girl, a weighty bestseller in Scandinavia and Germany, now published in English.
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Erik Axl Sund — aka Jerker Eriksson and Håkan Axlander Sundquist — may look like ageing rockers (like Jo Nesbø, they were in fact rock musicians), but they share a steely command of the writerly art. At the centre of this complex and very dark narrative (originally published in three parts in Sweden but shoehorned into a single volume here) are three principal characters, all women. The Crow Girl begins in a bleak Stockholm, with the discovery of the body of a mummified boy in a bin liner sealed with duct tape. On the case is Detective Superintendent Jeanette Kihlberg, tenacious and intuitive but hamstrung by professional and personal problems, notably an unrewarding marriage.
Jeanette is assisted by her colleague Jens Hurtig. As she begins to peel back the layers of the mystery, she encounters psychotherapist Sofia Zetterlund, who has worked in Sierra Leone. As they join forces, the two women become closer on both a professional and a personal level. They discover that the key to the investigation may lie with an enigmatic, troubled woman, Victoria Bergman, who, like the dead child, has also been abused.
In fact, child abuse is one of the disturbing themes here, and, like so much Nordic noir, it should be noted that this is not a book for the squeamish or for those who favour the cosier end of crime.
The narrative slowly and surely exerts an inexorable grip; its multiple timeframes do not interrupt the unerring building of tension. And, as with the best of Scandinavian crime fiction, from Henning Mankell to Stieg Larsson, there is still room for an acute element of social commentary. Like Mankell and Larsson, the Erik Axl Sund duo are careful to present an unvarnished picture of their society, some distance from the smoothly functioning social democracy that British readers once imagined the country to be (before Swedish crime fiction disabused us of that fragile notion).
Written in an unadorned but fiercely concentrated style (with a well-judged translation by Neil Smith), the novel takes the reader down the mean streets of Stockholm to minatory locales where unspeakable deeds are done. The personalities of the women at the heart of the book (particularly the single-minded Jeanette), all driven in distinctive ways, are carefully and successfully wrought.
If you’re not fazed by the daunting length and unsparing gruesomeness of The Crow Girl, you will find it to be among the most wide-ranging and forceful Scandinavian crime novels you have encountered.
The Crow Girl, by Erik Axl Sund, translated by Neil Smith, Harvill Secker, RRP£16.99, 768 pages!
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Mapi, le pionnier de la Validation Linguistique et le distributeur le plus respecté en matière de traductions médicales, a obtenu la certification ISO/IEC 17100.

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Cette certification démontre l'engagement de Mapi envers la transparence, la qualité et l'efficacité avec lesquelles nous accompagnons nos clients. La norme ISO 17100 certifie que Mapi respecte et va même au-delà des meilleures pratiques internationalement reconnues. Mapi a démontré sa capacité à fournir un service de qualité tout en établissant un processus de traçabilité exhaustif et en s'alliant aux linguistes les plus qualifiés du secteur, garantissant ainsi des traductions médicales en conformité avec les normes mondiales.

 Avantages pour nos clients :

Garantir que Mapi suit des normes spécialisées et reconnues tout en s'engageant à respecter les exigences de traduction
Assurer la mise en place de contrôles de qualité et le maintien des compétences de nos experts aux normes du secteur
Assurer que Mapi n'emploie que du personnel hautement qualifié - les traducteurs ont les qualifications nécessaires pour entreprendre leur travail avec professionnalisme et efficacité, et en conformité avec les dernières normes du secteur  
« Mapi est fier d'être l'un des premiers fournisseurs de services linguistiques (LSP) dédiés aux sciences de la vie qui distribue des services de traduction de niveau ISO/IEC 17100 à tous ses clients », a expliqué Ana Bayles, Directrice de Mapi Language Services.

James Karis, CEO de Mapi, a ajouté : « En tant que pionnier de la Validation Linguistique, et avec plus de 40 000 traductions de plus de 2 500 évaluations de résultats cliniques (COAs), notre expertise reste inégalée. Nous appliquons notre approche de qualité Mapi et mettons en place les processus internationalement reconnus les plus rigoureux dans tout notre réseau mondial, qui englobe des milliers de spécialistes répartis dans plus de 100 pays et travaillant dans plus de 170 langues. »

À propos de Mapi Language Services :
Mapi Language Services est le leader mondial en termes de traductions médicales et de Validation Linguistique de COAs depuis plus de 25 ans. Mapi a une connaissance approfondie des langues et des cultures locales, des réglementations et des pratiques de santé. Nous travaillons en étroite collaboration avec les auteurs,  nous garantissons une équivalence conceptuelle et une harmonisation globale de toutes les versions dans leurs langues respectives. L'expérience de Mapi Language Services représente plus de 40 000 traductions de 2 500 questionnaires dans 170 langues.

Le Groupe Mapi a plus de 40 ans d'expérience en conseil et études pour l'industrie pharmaceutique. Mapi est reconnu pour son expertise en Patient-Reported  Outcomes measures, Value communications & Commercialization support, Strategic Regulatory Services, Pharmacovigilance, Health Research Languages Services, données Real-World Evidence pour les produits pharmaceutiques, biologiques et Dispositifs Médicaux. Le Groupe Mapi est le prestataire de services numéro un des sociétés impliquées dans la recherche et la commercialisation de produit de santé, pour ce qui concerne l'autorisation de mise sur le marché, l'accès au marché et l'adoption de nouveaux produits thérapeutiques sur le marché.

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Pela mão embalada mas rigorosa do poeta Jorge Sousa Braga, chegam à língua portuguesa as versões de 63 poemas de um poeta místico da Índia medieval, breves composições que no seu influente percurso no Ocidente, a partir do século XX, inspiraram gerações de leitores e seduziram grandes poetas como W.B. Yeats, Ezra Pound ou Czeslaw Milosz

Jorge Sousa Braga tem traduzido uma imensidade de poemas dos mais diversos autores e de várias tradições ou línguas, ainda que o faça sobretudo a partir do inglês, consultando versões noutras línguas como o espanhol ou o francês. Ele mesmo poeta, as suas versões de outros confluem com a sua obra, que parece aspirar ao estonteante afluente que tem feito correr para esta língua, e as suas escolhas denotam antes de tudo um admirável sentido estético, a poesia como uma arte que, nas suas reinterpretações, através do imparável movimento consegue reflorir nas mais acidentadas geografias, reencarnar através dos tempos com a sua força de sugestão e encanto modelada pelos sentidos afinados para a sensibilidade de cada época. Com os 63 poemas do poeta-santo indiano Kabir, Sousa Braga continua a erguer um impressionante altar e a ter uma influência importante para que se perceba hoje de novo entre nós que não são os poetas enquanto legisladores secretos do mundo os protagonistas mas esses momentos de trabalho inspirado que conseguem vingar, e se vingam primeiramente daquilo que lhes deu origem, separando-se da mão, da circunstância, do tempo, adquirindo um gosto de mito, uma simples frase às vezes que é o suficiente para pingar ainda séculos mais tarde e iluminar, preenchendo a mente com o poder de uma fragrância, um espírito que nesse momento aprende a “caminhar sem pés ver sem olhos/ ouvir sem ouvidos beber sem lábios”...


Jorge Sousa Braga


Trago no coração
aquele que me faz viver
neste mundo uma vida sem limites
Assim vive o lótus na água e na água floresce
embora a água não possa tocar as suas pétalas
Difícil é cruzar o oceano
tão profundas são as suas águas
Poucos são os que conseguem
chegar à outra margem

Conta-me ó cisne a tua história
de onde vens em que lago
vais descansar?
O que procura o teu coração?
Acorda e segue-me esta manhã
Há um país onde não existe
o terror da morte
as árvores estão sempre em flor
e a brisa traz um perfume delicado
O coração qual abelha
penetra nessas flores
sem aspirar a outro prazer


"O Nome Daquele que Não Tem Nome"
de Kabir, com tradução de Jorge Sousa Braga
colecção Gato Maltês, Assírio & Alvim
96 páginas, 7,70€


Foi Tagore (com a assistência de Evelyn Underhill) quem efectuou a primeira tradução dos poemas de Kabir para uma língua ocidental (1914). Trata-se já de uma tradução em segunda mão, feita a partir da tradução do hindi para bengali de K. M. Sen. Dizia John Stratton Halley que «as traduções são como rios — as suas nascentes muitas vezes escondidas e os seus destinos potencialmente oceânicos». Essa tradução encontrou eco de imediato em Yeats e em muitos outros poetas. Não será alheio ao sucesso que esses poemas encontraram no ocidente, o facto de terem sido traduzidos por um poeta com a qualidade de Tagore. As «Songs of Kabir» serviram de base (e continuam a servir) para outras traduções e recriações nas mais diversas línguas (entre elas as de Robert Bly, André Gide e Czeslaw Milosz). Também Ezra Pound sucumbiu ao encanto de Kabir (há dez poemas seus nas «Translations», embora a fonte não tenha sido Tagore). Mais recentemente surgiram traduções académicas, entre as quais convém assinalar as de Charlotte Vaudeville («Au cabaret de l'amour»), de Linda Hess («The Bijak of Kabir») e a de V.K. Sethi («Kabir — the Weaver of God's Name». As traduções apresentadas neste livro beberam de várias fontes (sendo também a principal a de Tagore).

Pouco se sabe sobre a vida de Kabir, para além do que deixam adivinhar os seus poemas, as hagiografias e as lendas. Terá vivido em Varanasi (Benares), o mais sagrado dos lugares sagrados hindus e simultaneamente um centro de comércio e peregrinação, na primeira metade do século XV. Nascido de uma viúva brâmane e adoptado por uma família da casta dos tecelões, convertida à fé islâmica, Kabir revela nos seus poemas um profundo conhecimento quer do hinduísmo quer do islamismo (e dentro deste do sufismo). De Varanasi, uma cidade que prometia a salvação a todos os que nela morressem, ter-se-á retirado no fim da vida para uma obscura cidade chamada Magahar.
A vida de Kabir confunde-se com a lenda. Desses episódios lendários da vida de Kabir há especialmente dois que gostaria que tivessem sido reais: o primeiro é o do encontro entre Kabir e Mirabai. O segundo tem a ver com a sua morte: hindus e muçulmanos teriam disputado o seu corpo, uns para cremá-lo, outros para enterrá-lo. Quando abriram o caixão, o que restava de Kabir era uma coroa de flores, que hindus e muçulmanos dividiram entre si.

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