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Glossary of Gaelic origins of place names in Britain

Place names are made up of components which are referred to as elements. These elements are simply the words people used to describe a place or their response to their environment. A more complete background to Scottish Gaelic in place names, pronunciation and spelling can be found in the accompanying brief introduction to the Gaelic language, […]

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Glossary of Scandinavian origins of place names in Britain

Place names are made up of components which are referred to as elements. These elements are simply the words people used to describe a place or their response to their environment. A more complete background to Scandinavian in place names, pronunciation and spelling can be found in our brief introduction to the Scandinavian language. This is […]

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Tullio De Mauro: “Gli italiani parlano (anche) in dialetto”

Quasi la metà di noi alterna l’uso dell’idioma nazionale con quello locale. Incontro con il linguista che ha aggiornato la Storia di questa materia L’ITALIANO , la lingua italiana, non sta così male. Messi male sono molti, troppi italiani che quella lingua parlano ormai correntemente, ma incontrano grandi difficoltà a comprendere un testo scritto o […]

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La importancia de la calidad en la traducción

Los textos traducidos tienen una influencia directa en la economía Hoy es el Día Internacional de la Traducción, y queremos aprovechar la ocasión para recordar la influencia que tiene la calidad de las traducciones tanto en el idioma como en la sociedad, y concienciar a los lectores sobre la importancia que tiene tratar la traducción […]

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Trüth, Beaüty, and Volapük

Arika Okrent explores the rise and fall of Volapük – a universal language created in the late 19th century by a German priest called Johann Schleyer. Johann Schleyer was a German priest whose irrational passion for umlauts may have been his undoing. During one sleepless night in 1879, he felt a Divine presence telling him to […]

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