October 2007

über-rich

October 30, 2007

Jörg sent me this email last Saturday: As a native German speaker it's always interesting to see which German words enter the English - and French - language. I stumbled over a very interesting word creation in the Independent yesterday:...

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Posted by céline on October 30, 2007
Words

Vowel renewal

October 29, 2007

The ultimate romantic gesture for the committed linguist....

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Posted by céline on October 29, 2007
Words

Freerice

October 26, 2007

It’s Friday. It’s been a long week and you’ll need a few breaks. Why don’t you donate rice while testing your vocabulary?...

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Posted by céline on October 26, 2007
Words

Landfill sites: English - French glossary

October 22, 2007

I've been doing a lot of work in the field of waste management during the last few years. In preparing for interpreting jobs I found very few bilingual resources, particularly when it comes to specific terminology. I thought I'd share...

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Posted by céline on October 22, 2007
Technical corner

Halcyon days

October 19, 2007

A period of time in the past that was idyllically happy and peaceful. The halcyon is a mythical bird said by ancient writers to breed in a nest floating at sea at the winter solstice, charming the wind and...

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Posted by céline on October 19, 2007
Idioms

First rugby, now conkers

October 15, 2007

Will the hurt ever end?...

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Posted by céline on October 15, 2007
Culture

Nine factors to consider when determining your price

October 5, 2007

I discovered Freelance Switch via Lifehacker and was immediately very impressed by the range of resources and information available. I thought it’d be great to translate some of their articles into French; why should only English speakers have access to...

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Posted by céline on October 5, 2007
Freelance translation

Bon viveur

October 3, 2007

Read in yesterday’s Guardian: Ned Sherrin, wit, impresario, bon viveur and Radio 4 Stalwart, dies at 76. The Compact Oxford English dictionary tells us that bon viveur is another term for bon vivant. — ORIGIN pseudo-French, from French bon ‘good’...

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Posted by céline on October 3, 2007
Idioms

Back to work

October 1, 2007

I'm back from my holiday. Whilst I trawl through my emails and post, here is one of my favourite moments of last week. Best cup of tea from the top of Yr Wyddfa (aka Snowdon)...

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Posted by céline on October 1, 2007
Freelance translation