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Jak nepřekládat. Tentokrát z finštiny.

Český překlad románu Až vyprší čas je jednoznačně kandidát na anticenu Skřipec. Překladatelka přecenila své znalosti finštiny a nakladatel zcela zanedbal redakční práci – nejen že na ní zřejmě nepracoval redaktor, který by uměl finsky, což je (nejen) u začínajícího překladatele více než potřeba, ale postrádá dokonce i základní kontrolu z hlediska češtiny.
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New Oxford Shakespeare Edition Credits Christopher Marlowe as a Co-author

New Oxford Shakespeare Edition Credits Christopher Marlowe as a Co-author | Translation Watch | Scoop.it
Marlowe is being listed on the three “Henry VI” plays, parts 1, 2 and 3, which have long been believed to be the work of more than one writer.
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'Th' sound to vanish from English language by 2066 because of multiculturalism, say linguists 

'Th' sound to vanish from English language by 2066 because of multiculturalism, say linguists  | Translation Watch | Scoop.it
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Google unleashes deep learning tech on language with Neural Machine Translation

Google unleashes deep learning tech on language with Neural Machine Translation | Translation Watch | Scoop.it

One of the downsides is that, as with so many predictive models produced by machine learning, we don’t really know how it works.

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Češi v Anglii nejsou vidět, říká britský bohemista Paddy Phillips

Češi v Anglii nejsou vidět, říká britský bohemista Paddy Phillips | Translation Watch | Scoop.it
Paddy Phillips (1977) je jedním z letošních laureátů Ceny Susanny Roth, kterou Institut umění – Divadelní ústav společně s Českými centry uděluje začínajícím bohemistům a překladatelům. Phillips učil angličtinu na jazykových školách v Brně, působil na katedře bohemistiky Oxfordské univerzity a nyní se živí jako překladatel z češtiny do angličtiny.
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Abychom uměli lépe anglicky, musíme hlavně číst, číst, číst, říká profesor Josef Jařab

Abychom uměli lépe anglicky, musíme hlavně číst, číst, číst, říká profesor Josef Jařab | Translation Watch | Scoop.it
S angličtinou na tom podle průzkumu nejsou Češi nejlépe – přitom i okolní země s podobnou minulostí, jako je ta naše, umí anglicky více. Proč tomu tak je? A je možné situaci změnit? Nejen o tom jsme si povídali s Josefem Jařabem, známým českým anglistou a amerikanistou, uznávaným profesorem a bývalým rektorem Univerzity Palackého v Olomouci.
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Translating Games of Thrones

Translating Games of Thrones | Translation Watch | Scoop.it

Alexandra Letsa ... was more than happy to shed some light in the dark and sinister world of Westeros and beyond, where Lannisters always keep their debts, Starks reunite, dragons are re-born and all fans await the Winds of Winter.

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European Commission rejects claims English will not be EU language

European Commission rejects claims English will not be EU language | Translation Watch | Scoop.it
‘Any change to EU language regime subject to vote of the Council,’ says Commission
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There are hundreds of positive emotions that have no direct English translation

There are hundreds of positive emotions that have no direct English translation | Translation Watch | Scoop.it
University of East London psychology lecturer Tim Lomas has corralled some of the most striking non-English words about emotions for Westerners to appreciate. While the words describe phenomena experienced and celebrated by many cultures, no easily-expressible equivalents exist in English.
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Interpreting in Nazi Concentration Camps

Interpreting in Nazi Concentration Camps | Translation Watch | Scoop.it
This significant new study is concerned with the role of interpreting in Nazi concentration camps, where prisoners were of 30 to 40 different nationalities.
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Could Two People Use Real-Time Translation to Fall in Love?

Could Two People Use Real-Time Translation to Fall in Love? | Translation Watch | Scoop.it
The real issue with machine translation is not with its technology, but rather with the nature of language itself.
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10 Weird and Wonderful Words about Literature and Reading

10 Weird and Wonderful Words about Literature and Reading | Translation Watch | Scoop.it

Interesting words related to literature and reading We love to collect interesting words, especially those related to literature, reading, and other such things. Indeed, since the stuff of literature is words, we love to delve into the wonderful world of the lexical."

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Being a native English speaker is globally useless if you can’t speak other versions of English

Being a native English speaker is globally useless if you can’t speak other versions of English | Translation Watch | Scoop.it
Language skills are often trumpeted as a cornerstone of social integration, allowing citizens to participate fully in their host communities. British prime minister David Cameron recently announced a £20 million fund ($29 million) for English language lessons to tackle radicalization in the UK, for example. Similarly, US presidential hopeful Donald Trump has called for assimilation and English-speaking i
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Hilarious Translation Fails Cause Stir At Buda Castle Reconstruction Site

Hilarious Translation Fails Cause Stir At Buda Castle Reconstruction Site | Translation Watch | Scoop.it
Hilarious mistranslations on bilingual information billboards on a reconstruction site in Buda Castle have taken the Internet by storm.
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Back to the 19th century: how language is being used to mark national borders

Back to the 19th century: how language is being used to mark national borders | Translation Watch | Scoop.it
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Proč seriál Vláda sleduje Clintonová i Cameron?

Proč seriál Vláda sleduje Clintonová i Cameron? | Translation Watch | Scoop.it
Hlavní scenárista dánského seriálu Vláda, který nyní uvádí Česká televize, se rozhodl, že napíše příběh o nejnudnějším tématu: o politice. Dramatický příběh fiktivní dánské premiérky fascinuje diváky v 70 zemích, sleduje ho Hillary Clintonová i David Cameron. Překladatelka seriálu Helena Březinová popisuje, proč je Dánsko světovou velmocí televizní tvorby.
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Is Mary not a virgin? The German bishops’ new Bible translation leaves it… unclear.

Is Mary not a virgin? The German bishops’ new Bible translation leaves it… unclear. | Translation Watch | Scoop.it
When the apostle Paul calls two new followers, they are not two men anymore, Andronicus and Junias; rather, a new discovery showed that apparently it was one man and one woman, hence Andronicus and Junia. This led to the discussion that the word “apostle” must be applied to women as well as men (Author’s note: In German, different genders of the word exist and usually gender-ideologists insist on using male and female forms).
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Tesla’s Autopilot lost in translation in China

Tesla’s Autopilot lost in translation in China | Translation Watch | Scoop.it
A translation decision may have backfired on Tesla Motors.
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How the language you speak changes your view of the world

How the language you speak changes your view of the world | Translation Watch | Scoop.it
Bilinguals think differently depending on the language they're operating in.
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Wife cake and evil water: The perils of auto-translation

Wife cake and evil water: The perils of auto-translation | Translation Watch | Scoop.it
Tech firms promise auto-translation services that are near-instantaneous and accurate, but can businesses really rely on them?
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Prezidentem Islandu profesor historie a překladatel S. Kinga

Prezidentem Islandu profesor historie a překladatel S. Kinga | Translation Watch | Scoop.it
Sedmačtyřicetiletý profesor dějepisu Jóhannesson, který přednáší na univerzitě v Reykjavíku, se rozhodl kandidovat teprve poté, co v dubnu Islandem otřásla aféra s takzvanými Panamskými dokumenty. Ty odkrývají praktiky převádění peněz do daňových rájů.Do aféry bylo zapleteno několik vysokých islandských politiků. Premiér Sigmundur Davíd Gunnlaugsson byl po mnohatisícových demonstracích nucen rezignovat na svou funkci. 
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Speaking two dialects has the same brain benefits as bilingualism

Speaking two dialects has the same brain benefits as bilingualism | Translation Watch | Scoop.it
There has been a lot of research to back up the idea that people who use two or more languages everyday experience significant advantages. The brain training involved in having to use a different language depending on the context and speaker is credited with enhancing attention and memory skills—as well as better recovery after stroke and even later onse
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In-Ear Device That Translates Foreign Languages In Real Time

In-Ear Device That Translates Foreign Languages In Real Time | Translation Watch | Scoop.it

thanks to a new translation device that easily fits into your ear, the days of struggling to speak the local lingo might soon be a thing of the past.
The device is called The Pilot system and Waverly Labs is the company behind this brilliantly simple yet potentially groundbreaking idea. When it hits the shelves in September, the system will allow the wearer to understand one of several foreign languages through real-time in-ear translation. A handy app will allow you to toggle through the languages you want, and the selection includes French, Spanish, Italian, and English. It’ll retail for $129, and you can pre-order one here. Or you can just keep talking to people really loudly and slowly in English. Good luck with that.

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"Máchův Máj? Do češtiny bychom ho měli překládat jako Květen"

"Máchův Máj? Do češtiny bychom ho měli překládat jako Květen" | Translation Watch | Scoop.it
Jednou ze zvláštností češtiny jsou „domácí“ názvy měsíců. Většina evropských jazyků pro pojmenování měsíců používá slova převzatá z latiny, exotická čínština se pak například spokojí s pouhým pořadím: třeba srpen je prostě osm(ý) a basta. Pravda, není to něco úplně specificky českého.
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Česká literatura v arabských překladech

Česká literatura v arabských překladech | Translation Watch | Scoop.it
Blízkovýchodní literatura má v České republice již po řadu let své důstojné zastoupení. O její pozici na literárním trhu se zasloužili významní arabisté
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