07.05.06

Dzongkha-English Dictionary Created

Up to now, no official dictionary existed to help translate from Bhutan’s first language, Dzongkha, into English. Linguists estimate there are around 6,800 languages in the world. If my calculations are right, that means that if every language in the world had a dictionary for every other language, there would be over 42 million different […]

07.03.06

Language Translation: Happy Birthday USA!

Independence Day is celebrated by different peoples at different times around the globe. What is Swieto Niepodleglosci? It’s Polish for Independence Day. We celebrate with fireworks and barbeques on the 4th day of July. Independence Day is observed in the United States every year on this date. In France, a similar holiday entitled Bastille Day […]

06.01.06

Language Translation – New Military Universal Translator

Language translation development around the globe The development of language translation happens around the world over as new technologies arise from day-to-day. A new development in document translation is a new system in the SRI lab that can “recognize words” and “understand simple foreign phrases”. This technology was created for military use, although translations are […]

05.26.06

What Makes Asian Languages So Different?

American language translation companies do a lot of business translating Asian languages, which present special characteristics – and special challenges for translators. “Asian languages lack much of the linguistic equipment we take for granted in an Indo-European tongue. For instance, neither Japanese nor Chinese distinguish the singular or plural unless absolutely necessary, they have no […]