07DEC 2014
Words to English Translation

Words to English Translation

You can translate text written in a different language, such as phrases or paragraphs, individual words (by using the Mini Translator), or translate your with Microsoft Office. To translate text into some languages, you might also have to satisfy certain operating system requirements for them –right-to-left…

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12SEP 2015
English to Elizabethan translation

English to Elizabethan translation

Almost everyone reads at least one work of Shakespeare in his or her life. Heck, you might be even be studying one of his works now! Shakespeare used a form of archaic English in his works that can be at times confusing, irritating, and downright silly. The words that I will discuss today are the archaic…
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19JUL 2014
English to ancient language translation

English to ancient language translation

When asked, most people have no idea that there are so many ancient languages that have graced historic times on this planet. At least 12 distinct languages are known to be over 3 years old, but that’s Greek to most people! Although many of these languages are now extinct – in that there are no more…
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17JUN 2016
Early modern English Translations

Early modern English Translations

William Tyndale was a priest who graduated at Oxford, was a student in Cambridge when Martin Luther posted his theses at Wittenberg and was troubled by the problems within the Church. In 1523, taking advantage of the recent invention of the printing press, Tyndale began to cast the Scriptures into English…
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06SEP 2015
Elizabethan Translator

Elizabethan Translator

By Chris Stamatakis (UCL English Language & Literature) When is a translation more than just a translation? When might it become an imitation? What happens when translators adopt, transpose, and freely modify writing in one language as they turn it into another? How does a translator do more…
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28FEB 2014
Language translation

Language translation

Interpreting and translation are two closely related linguistic disciplines. Yet they are rarely performed by the same people. The difference in skills, training, aptitude and even language knowledge are so substantial that few people can do both successfully on a professional level. On the surface…
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14DEC 2016
Archaic language translation

Archaic language translation

All words have life cycles. They are born, sometimes by a specific individual at a recorded moment, as was the case with grotty. The current first citation in the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is from the 1964 film A Hard Day’s Night, in which George Harrison utters the word in response to some shirts…
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25FEB 2016
Modern English to Elizabethan translation

Modern English to Elizabethan translation

Words in the Elizabethan Language The number of words used in the Elizabethan Language were constantly developing during Elizabethan times - their vocabulary was expanding. The average number of words used in a commoners vocabulary during Elizabethan times was less than 500, compared with at least…
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