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American linguist inspires city kids to learn Sanskrit - Times of India

Although the growing popularity of foreign languages has resulted in
fewer youths opting to learn Sanskrit, the study of this language will
never fade away, said American linguist George Cardona (80) in an
interactive session with city students on Saturday.
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APC honours Akande, translates constitution into three languages - The Nation Nigeria

In its resolve to identify with the grassroots, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has translated its Constitution into three local Nigerian languages. The languages are Hausa, Yoruba and Igbo. The party will launch the local versions of its constitution on February 16 in honour of its first Interim National chairman, Chief Bisi Akande. A statement …
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J-K HC rules for incorporating Dogri language on currency notes

Fifteen regional languages apart from Hindi and English find mention on currency notes and Indian Postal Orders. Dogri, which was incorporated in the 8th Schedule in 2003, does not find place on them.
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How to be a globally-minded IT executive - TechRepublic

There are big advantages to being fluent in the language, systems, and culture of the countries with which you're doing business.
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The U.S. has not elected a bilingual president in 84 years

And in a field of 11 remaining presidential candidates, only two are likely to change that: Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio.
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East Africa: Writing for Kiswahili Language Revolution

Opinion - Words are not just words to novelist Enock Maregesi. Words are the bricks of our world and they have the power to change it, he believes. But words can also frustrate him. Recently he passed through Manzese in Dar es Salaam and noticed a written sign on the BRT lanes. 'Danger! Do not cross' it said in English. He raises his eyebrows and asks with a bitter smile:
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Panasonic P66 Mega with 21 Indian languages and 3,200mAh battery launched for Rs. 7,990 | TechOne3

The Panasonic P66 Mega comes preloaded with 21 regional Indian languages and a massive 3,200mAh battery.
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SMARTPHONE THAT SUPPORTS 21 INDIAN LANGUAGES LAUNCHED | The Siasat Daily

New Delhi: Panasonic India on Tuesday announced the launch of P66 Mega, its newest P-Series smartphone which supports 21 Indian languages. Powered by a 3200mAh battery, the device runs on Android Lollipop 5.1 and a 1.3 GHz Quad Core processor with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory – expandable to 32GB, the company said in …
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Google Traduction: comprendre son mode de fonctionnement selon 3 étapes - 1001Web

Google Traduction ne traduit pas aussi facilement qu’un homme pourrait le faire, car comme pour toute intelligence artificielle, sa méthode de traduction se base sur trois étapes essentielles.
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Interpreting and the Politics of Recognition: The IATIS Yearbook | Stone; Christopher | 9781138666795 | Rent Buy Textbooks - eCampus.com Mobile

Rent or Buy Interpreting and the Politics of Recognition: The IATIS Yearbook by Stone; Christopher - 9781138666795, Textbooks - Easy. Fast. Cheap
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Interpreting and the Politics of Recognition: The IATIS Yearbook | Stone; Christopher | 9781138666795 | Rent Buy Textbooks - eCampus.com Mobile

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Often lost in translation

As she takes us through the opening sequence of Sriram Raghavan’s Badlapur on her MacBook Air, Nasreen Munni Kabir says, “Subtitling means imposing another layer of narrative on the film.” Besides
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Met's bill to translate an extinct language

Britain's biggest police force spent £7million on interpreters in a year – including translators for suspects claiming to be from an extinct African kingdom.

Scotland Yard has arrested 11 people claiming to be from Dahomey – a West African nation which ceased to exist from 1975.

The kingdom was established by the Fon people in about 1600 and then became a French colony 1894. It was renamed Benin forty years ago.

Police would have had to hire interpreters who could speak Fon or French for those who could not speak English during their interrogation.

Figures show that the Metropolitan Police arrested suspects claiming to be from 303 different countries – even though there are only 195 official countries in the world – from 2012 to 2015.

Officers detained 451 people claiming to be from the Irish Free State, which was formed in 1922 and became Ireland in 1937.

They also arrested seven from the Ross Dependency, an Antarctic region at the South Pole, over the same period.

Each year the Met arrests an average of 230,000 suspects, of which 70,000 of them are foreign nationals.

The bill for providing translators for suspects, witnesses and victims was £6.8million between April 2014 and April 2015.

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Statistics show that the translation bill works out at an average of £100 per arrest of a foreign national.

Details of the Met’s extensive use of translators comes amid concerns over the decline of routine patrols by bobbies on the beat.

Craig Mackey, the Met’s deputy commissioner, recently stated that in some cases victims of crime would no longer get to see a police officer in person, but would get a telephone call instead.

Mr Mackey, who earns £219,000, said the public would need to get used to a different approach in the way police investigated crime.

He said: ‘Some of the services you previously got face to face you won’t get in the future.’

Meanwhile Sara Thornton, chair of the National Police Chief’s Council, said that such patrols by officers do not prevent crime and do not make people feel safer.


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The kingdom was established by the Fon people in about 1600 and then became a French colony 1894. It was renamed Benin forty years ago. Pictured: the royal palaces of Abomey, built by the Fon people between the 17th and 19th century

Asked directly if the days of bobbies on the beat were over, she said future patrols would not be sent to areas of low crime.

Miss Thornton, who earns £252,000-a-year, is the police chief who sparked outrage last year by claiming burglary victims should help the police save time by emailing evidence to spare officers from having to attend the crime scene.

Figures released from Freedom of Information request show that 227,535 people were arrested by the Met in 2014 – the latest year for which full figures are available.

Of these, 159,294 were British and the remaining 68,241 were born abroad.

Romanians made up the largest foreign national group arrested, with 7,604 suspects held, closely followed by Polish nationals, with 7,429 arrests.

A total of 3,618 Lithuanians were arrested, 2,928 from India, 2,740 from Nigeria and 2,280 from Jamaica.

A Met spokesman said: ‘The MPS does not employ full time interpreters or translators but utilises suitably qualified, experienced and vetted resources when required.

‘This figure represents the cost for face to face interpreting and translating words and documents for victims, witnesses and perpetrators of crime as well as for other documents required by the MPS in the course of its business.

‘The MPS will always look to use the most cost effective option first to ensure swift access to criminal justice for victims, witnesses and perpetrators of crime. The MPS is legally required to provide the Interpreters Service.
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10 languages Google Translate lacks and where to find them

Google Translate doesn't have it all. Here's where you can find Cantonese, Pashto and Amharic, plus some other famous languages around the world
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The Discretionary Faculties Of The Mind - Canyon News

When it comes to the discretionary faculties of the mind looks at thinking, feeling and actions when it comes to behaviors acted out by the mind.
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Communicating in other languages - News and information on Westfield and Mayville, NY - Westfield Republican

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by languages. Even as a kid, the cadence and rhythm of another tongue drew my attention.
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Telugu translation of capital master plan termed eyewash

The Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) has drawn flak for uploading on its official website segments of the Amaravati capital master plan translated into Telugu language, after lapse of the s...
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Feng Tang’s Letters Defend His Translation of Tagore’s Poetry Following Removal from Bookstores

Chinese poet Feng Tang has responded to his critics after his translation of Rabindranath Tagore’s poetry collection “Stray Birds” was removed from bookstores.
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Firewatch : y aura-t-il un jour des sous-titres en français ?

Firewatch sera lancé dans une version intégralement anglophone, mais aura-t-il droit à des traductions pour s'ouvrir à un plus large public ?
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“El Quijote” tendrá versión multilingüe; incluye un capítulo en otomí

Para conmemorar el 400 aniversario luctuoso de Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616), el Museo Cervantino de El Toboso, en España, encargó una versión m
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Obras de la literatura universal, disponibles en lenguas indígenas - 20minutos.com.mx

Porque la traducción de obras literarias a lenguas madres es fundamental para su preservación y difusión entre las comunidades, el Centro de Documentación en Educación Intercultural alberga en su...
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