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November 01, 2022 00:09:25
The Stonehenge Syndrome Writing as Pattern

The Stonehenge Syndrome Writing as Pattern

How about switching between scripts? Endangered Alphabets Project founder Tim Brookes examines a series of seemingly disparate structures — Stonehenge, the Congolese Mandombé script, and trees — to propose an interesting argument about the role of patterns and chaos in scripts (and beauty!). ...

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November 01, 2022 00:09:18
How MT Helps with All Four Legs

How MT Helps with All Four Legs

Key principles, best practices, and real-world examples of how artificial intelligence and machine translation are being used to reduce costs and turn-around times, while improving both quality and security of life sciences-related translations. ...

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November 01, 2022 00:17:01
Translating and interpreting with learning disorders: How my coping skills help me provide better language services

Translating and interpreting with learning disorders: How my coping skills help me provide better language services

Although we typically associate learning disorders like dyslexia with school kids, they can have a profound impact on adults as well. In this article, translator and interpreter Pauline Surgo takes a look at some of the creative strategies she’s developed to overcome dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia in her career and shows how you can incorporate them into your practice as well. ...

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November 01, 2022 00:09:22
The Language Game: How improvisation created language and changed the world

The Language Game: How improvisation created language and changed the world

In their book The Language Game, linguists Morten H. Christiansen and Nick Chater propose a series of novel concepts about the nature of language and how it’s developed. In his review of the book for MultiLingual Magazine, Stefan Huyghe wholeheartedly recommends the book to language lovers looking to learn a bit more about how we acquire our first languages. ...

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November 01, 2022 00:08:23
Asian Languages Translation A quality guidebook for novices

Asian Languages Translation A quality guidebook for novices

While 1-StopAsia’s book Asian Language Translation is a friendly and approachable work that provides an interesting and straightforward introduction to Asian languages for localization projects, MultiLingual Magazine reviewer William Dan worries that it veers into the territory of Orientalism and oversimplification. Still, he argues that it does have some merit for localizers who don’t have any previous familiarity with Asian languages. ...

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November 01, 2022 00:14:14
Bolingo’s African Country Guides Senegal, Tanzania, and Togo

Bolingo’s African Country Guides Senegal, Tanzania, and Togo

Bolingo is back with three more installments in its African Country Guide series, in an effort to help localization professionals learn a bit more about how to best adapt content for Senegal, Tanzania, and Togo. While the guides won’t leave you an expert on these countries, MultiLingual Magazine staff writer Andrew Warner argues that they may still serve as a useful launching point to kickstart research for localization projects in these markets.   ...

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