Something New, Every Day…

Beau Rogers via Compfight When you say you’re a translator, the next question you almost always get is “Ohhh, which language?” It’s what springs to mind when most people think of translation (apart from booths and microphones and thinking on … Continue reading

Technical Translation FAQs

 ] Francisco Gonzalez via Compfight STAR UK recently exhibited at the Advanced Engineering UK 2015 show, which was a fantastic opportunity to meet and talk to people from right across the engineering sector about their translation and localisation needs. It … Continue reading

This is a man’s world?

Apologies for the title – hopefully no one is deeply offended by the dulcet tones of James Brown and the song that’s now a well-established Ohrwurm swimming around your head. It is, however, a genuine question on my part. Don’t … Continue reading

The Beauty and Complexity of the English Language

Professor Ernest Brennecke of Columbia is credited with inventing a sentence that can be made to have eight different meanings by placing ONE WORD in all possible positions in the sentence: The word is “ONLY“. The message: 1. ONLY I … Continue reading

Friday’s Translation Quotation #5

Translation is the circulatory system of the world’s literatures. Susan Sontag Steve Bowbrick via Compfight   Steve Bowbrick via Compfight  

Friday’s Translation Quotation #4

The process of translating comprises in its essence the whole secret of human understanding of the world and of social communication. Hans Georg Gadamer  

Friday Translation Quotation

This week our translation quotation comes from the venerable Nelson Mandela: If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language – that goes to … Continue reading

Friday’s Translation Quotation #2

This week’s translation quotation is from the wonderfully named John Millington Synge: “A translation is no translation, he said, unless it will give you the music of a poem along with the words of it.”