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Simplified English – a new language? (Part II)

Continuing the discussion on the subject of simplified English from an earlier blog, simplified English was originally developed for the aerospace industry for writing maintenance manuals but is now used by other industries as well. The need for simplified English has arisen mainly because natural language expressions can be ambiguous depending on the writing style of the writer. Technical writers especially develop special vocabulary called ‘jargon’ which can make writing opaque to others including experts. The problem becomes severe when a document has to be translated into another language. The translator, unless professionally trained can misinterpret and easily cause confusion … Continue Reading

Simplified English – a new language?

The English language is the mostly widely spoken language in the world. It is spoken / understood across all the 5 continents. Due to this very nature of its widespread popularity there have been several regional variations that have made the language unwieldy, complex and sometimes difficult to comprehend. Its vocabulary is constantly evolving with new words borrowed from other languages being added almost every day. In fact there are over 100 dialects / accented English versions spoken across the world. You have American English, Australian English, Indian English, African English, Caribbean English and so on. This variation in the … Continue Reading

English as international business language

The story of evolution of English as a dominant international language is an interesting one. The internationalization of the English language has not happened overnight but is a product of development of the language over many centuries. English language is West Germanic in origin having been brought to Britain by Germanic invaders in pre Christian era.

Old English is said have been a collection of diverse dialects spoken by the Anglo Saxon kingdoms of England. The English language has undergone several linguistic shifts due to many invasions of England notably by the Scandinavians and the Normans. The influence on the language … Continue Reading

International Business Language

The primary language used in trade and commerce worldwide has varied over time as well as geography. Latin and Greek in Europe, Chinese in parts of Asia, Sanskrit in the Indian subcontinent, Persian in Islamic countries of Asia and Africa and so on have been the dominant language for some time or the other over the years. More recently in the 19th century, French was the language of diplomacy and was used in royal courts of Germany, Russia, and Italy besides France and French colonies in Africa.

Over the last century or so, English has become the dominant language of business … Continue Reading

The Need for Translation of European Languages into English

The languages of European Union are the languages used by the populace within the member territories of European Union. These include the twenty-three representative languages of European Union in conjunction with an assortment of others. The European Union asserts that it is in good turn of linguistic diversity & at present has a European Official for Multilingualism.

In European Union, the language policy is responsibility of member territories and European Union does not have common language policy; its institutions play a sustaining role in this discipline, based on the “dogma of subsidiarity”. Their function is to promote collaboration between the member … Continue Reading

Globalization & the need for English Translation

The arrival of globalization conveyed with it superior communication technologies, which have revolutionized our every day lives, cultures, & the way trade is carried out. As the world turns out to be smaller & as more trade is done on a worldwide scale, English Translation are more & more becoming a crucial asset for companies who wish to enlarge their operations to a variety of overseas provinces. The most vital part of any contemporary business plan is to believe on a worldwide scale, without misplacing touch with the restricted market. On the other hand, by going … Continue Reading

The History of Translation

The need for translation has existed since time immemorial and translating important literary works from one language into others has contributed significantly to the development of world culture. Ideas and forms of one culture have constantly moved and got assimilated into other cultures through the works of translators. The history of translation is related to the history of the often invisible cross cultural interactions of the world.

Ideas and concepts from the East notably India, China and Iraq have influenced the Western culture since as early as sixth century B.C. when trade ties were first established between … Continue Reading

Translation and Chinese Bloopers

The importance of proper translation by professionals assumes great importance when dealing with languages like English and Chinese which are poles apart in their structure, grammar, phonetics, syntax etc.

As far as pronunciation is concerned, the Chinese is a tonal language as compared to English which is a stress based language. The English as spoken by the Chinese is often unintelligible to foreigners because of stress on the wrong syllable, wrong intonation etc.

Many Chinese people knowing both English and Chinese languages still think in Chinese but speak or write in English. This has resulted in the evolving … Continue Reading

Qualifications of a Translator

Contrary to popular belief, it’s not language or culture that’s keeping businesses from going international with the help of the worldwide web. Instead, it’s the task of choosing which professional translation firm is best suited for a given job that’s serving as the main hindrance to their plans of branching out. Finding out the qualifications of a human translation expert should be a company’s top priority, in fact. Knowing that the capabilities and qualifications of the people handling your translation work are up to par is quite important, because anything less could prove … Continue Reading

More Tips on How to be a Professional Translator

If you’re a newly graduated translator-to-be, then you have a lot to look forward to—namely, working in a professional translation agency complete with fully experienced human translation experts and machine translation assistants or setting up your own freelance translation service at the comfort of your own home via the magic of the worldwide web.

Of course, nothing is that simple in life, and you’ll have to exert a lot of effort in order to break into this line of work. Once you do though, it’s well worth the wait, struggles, and difficulties. As such, here are several … Continue Reading