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May 25, 2017
The power of Scandinavian languages

Did you know that Danish, Norwegian, Faroese, Swedish, and Icelandic are a group of Germanic languages that together form the group of Scandinavian languages? Interestingly, Scandinavian countries are listed among the top 10 countries in the world as being the richest, happiest, most advanced, and healthiest. This is thanks to the Nordic countries’ booming economy. So, let’s explore the influence of Scandinavian languages on our world’s economy.

Scandinavian languages, businesses, and the world’s economy

Nordic countries tend to have quite a lot in common – they are small economies wherein foreign trade has a great deal economic significance. They’re also some of the most competitive economies on our globe.

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April 1, 2017
New movie, no script, big names. How will they do it?

Have you heard about the latest Mel Gibson movie in the making? The big Hollywood project is set to make history. Not because of the big names from around the globe, the fact that parts of the movies are to be filmed on every continent (let’s not even get into the budget that must have been allocated for that), or the fact that the list of stars are multicultural, multilingual, and yet set to speak their mother-tongue in the movie – but, in a groundbreaking move for a Hollywood movie – there is no script.

Yes, you read correctly – there is no script. Before we get into that, take a look at the list of cast members Gibson has secured so far:

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March 24, 2017
Translation lessons we can learn from “Arrival”

Have you seen the latest science fiction blockbuster, Arrival yet? It’s the type of movie linguists have been waiting for. For a change, the heroine doesn’t fly a spaceship or use advanced weaponry to fight evil. Instead, the character, Dr. Louise Banks, uses her words or, rather, she works tirelessly to translate an alien race’s language.

If you’ve not yet seen the movie, be warned: this article contains spoiler alerts! That being said, here are a few things people will learn about translation from the movie.

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