Happy Monday everyone!
And a Happy [Belated] International Translator Day to all! I just wanted to take a moment to thank each and every one of you for the amazing work you do for the Lingua Project here at GV. In honor of how much we love you & translation, let's start this newsletter of with…
… What We Love About Translation!
The Oxford Words blog spoke to nine professional translators and asked them to tell us what they love most about their professions. Check out the post here and tell us, what is your favorite part about being a translator?
We all know that there are tons of languages out there, but how did they come about? David J. Peterson, speaker of eight languages and holder of several degrees in linguistics, can tell you more in this NPR story! He has even created a few languages of his own with full alphabets, vocabularies, and grammar.
How Language Changes Over Time
If you know me, you know how much I love TED talks. Recently they put together a great playlist of 6 talks about how languages evolve and it is extremely informative, with topics ranging from the effects of texting on language to what our language habits reveal. Take a look and tell us what you think!
The Future of Language
Ever wonder what languages you need to learn to reach the widest audience of people? Do you want to visit as many countries as possible but speak only one language? The Washington Post collected data on these questions and more in an article entitled “The Future of Language“. Where is language going and which languages more widely spoken than others? Learn more at the link above!
Wanted: Hebrew Translators!
Guys, we're trying to re-start our Hebrew lingua group and are in need of some wonderful Hebrew translators! If you know of anyone who might be interested in joining our lovely team and helping out, please feel free to send them this application form!
As always, thank you all for your hard work and dedication to GV!