June 2006

The most common nouns in the English language

June 22, 2006

The most common noun in the English language is "time" "The thing that struck me when I put together this list was that 90% of the top 100 words were one syllable, and that a large proportion were actually from...

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Posted by céline on June 22, 2006
Language

Folly

June 20, 2006

Can you see something odd in the photo below? Let’s get closer. You might think, from this distance, that this building could actually be useful in some way. Then you walk there (thanks Alison for the arty shot!) : And...

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Posted by céline on June 20, 2006
Words

Guest blogger: Building multilingual websites

June 16, 2006

Building multilingual websites When building websites in multiple languages, you are faced with a variety of challenges. Translation is an important part of the process, though not the only one. Some of the things to consider are discussed below. Inputting...

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Posted by céline on June 16, 2006
Guests

Guaraní

June 9, 2006

What do cougar, toucan and jaguar have in common? Not much, apart from all being loanwords from Guaraní, Paraguay's second language (its first language being Spanish). "Paraguay" itself is a Guaraní word that means "place of great water", probably because...

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Posted by céline on June 9, 2006
Language

French in Maine

June 8, 2006

New York Times article on the resurgence of French in Maine...

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Posted by céline on June 8, 2006
Culture

Interpreting in Rouen

June 5, 2006

I spent most of last week interpreting in the beautiful city of Rouen. Actually, I hesitate to say that I was interpreting in the strictest sense of the word, since as well as interpreting during meetings and working dinners, I...

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Posted by céline on June 5, 2006
Interpreting