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June 23, 2017
Can you speak the Dothraki? Now you can learn to and follow GoT like a true fan

Recently, one of our social media posts dealt with Dothraki, the language spoken in the hit television show, Game of Thrones (GoT). With the new season of GoT just around the corner, we thought we’d take a closer look at the languages spoken in the book so that you are Hollywood-ready for the next season!

 

Speaking the GoT languages – did you know there is more than one?

A massive part of the GoT culture is the language. In the book series, A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin, different languages are frequently referenced.

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May 17, 2017
Translators Without Borders – fighting to make the world easier to understand

The latest alien invasion film, “Arrival,” put it best when they said “language is the foundation of civilization. It is a glue that holds people together…”

We couldn’t agree more. Thanks to the likes of Skype, Google Translate, and other barrier-breakers, we’re getting better at understanding and communicating across cultures and languages. And, while machine translation is certainly improving at a rapid pace, it’s not always enough. Communication is merely an aid, but it can only help if it is delivered in the correct language. This is the belief of Translators without Borders.

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May 9, 2017
Celebrating European languages with Europe Day

If you’ve never heard of Europe Day, you may be impressed to learn that it is a dedicated day of celebration of unity and peace throughout Europe.


The Council of Europe celebrates the day on May 5, while the rest of the European Union celebrate on May 9. The day of celebration dates back to 1964, with the idea being that founding members, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands would pool their steel and coal resources to create a common market and import and export duties would be lifted. Interestingly, May 9 coincides with Victory Day, which is celebrated in some parts of Eastern Europe.

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