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Google Real-time Spoken Language Translator in Development

Google Real-time Spoken Language Translator in Development

Google Real-time Spoken Language Translator in Development. Google has confirmed that it is working on a real-time spoken language translator.

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Google Translate Adds Handwriting Support

Google Translate Adds Handwriting Support

Google launched their latest functionality for Google Translate today. The new feature, which currently supports 45 languages, lets you translate a handwritten expression without the need for a keyboard.

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Archaeologists Discover Oldest Chinese Inscriptions in Shanghai

Archaeologists Discover Oldest Chinese Inscriptions in Shanghai

Archaeologists recently discovered inscriptions in Shanghai that pre-date the oldest known Chinese language by 1,400 years.

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Forensic Linguistics: Words on Trial

Forensic Linguistics: Words on Trial

Nowadays, the word 'forensic' reflects an image of a quirky scientist, a medical examiner and a team of very good looking investigators on a “C.S.I.” show.

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The Origins of Two of English’s Most Popular Swear Words

The Origins of Two of English’s Most Popular Swear Words

Swear words have existed in the English language since the days of our forebears – and their forebears, too.

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Keep Calm and Carry On in Other Languages

Keep Calm and Carry On in Other Languages

We've translated Keep Calm and Carry On into loads of different languages! They look great and are very funny, so take a look and share away.

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Grammatical Genders in Different Languages

Grammatical Genders in Different Languages

When speaking of grammatical genders, one might wonder what grammar has to do with sex. Not much, to be honest. The original meaning of ‘gender’ was ‘race’, ‘type’ or ‘kind’

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Social Media and Machine Translation: A Recipe for Disaster?

Social Media and Machine Translation: A Recipe for Disaster?

Can you trust a machine to translate your social media messages without inadvertently causing offence by not understanding humour or sarcasm

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The Notorious Oxford Comma

The Notorious Oxford Comma

The Oxford comma is an optional comma that clarifies the meaning of a sentence, and is also known as the serial or Harvard comma.

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Punctuation in Different Languages

Punctuation in Different Languages

The rules of punctuation vary greatly between languages.

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Will Google Local Carousel Affect International SEO?

Will Google Local Carousel Affect International SEO?

It has been a few weeks since Google official launched their Local Carousel functionality for users based in the United States. So what is it? And what does this mean for interrnational SEO?

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Can the Language You Speak Affect Your Finances and Health?

Can the Language You Speak Affect Your Finances and Health?

Keith Chen, behavioural economist at Yale University, explains the connection between how you feel about the future and how your language forces you to talk about it.

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The Importance of Security in the Internet Age

The Importance of Security in the Internet Age

Cyber security is currently big news. Reports are published on a weekly basis describing cyber criminals’ attempts to access the personal details of internet users held within the databases of high-profile internet organisations.

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New Language Discovery: Light Warlpiri

New Language Discovery: Light Warlpiri

Light Warlpiri, a newly emerged mixed language that is spoken in a remote Indigenous community in northern Australia, has been discovered.

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Loan Words in the English Language

Loan Words in the English Language

Have you ever wondered why there are three different concepts for one word in the English language, for instance weird, odd and strange? This is because native and foreign terms co-exist in English: weird derives from Old English, odd from Old Norse and strange from Old French.

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How Big Is Your Vocabulary?

How Big Is Your Vocabulary?

It is impossible to provide an accurate word count for the English language. However, it is safe to say that The Oxford English Dictionary contains over 300,000 entries. According to a recently conducted study by The Economist...

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6 Tips For Global eCommerce Success

6 Tips For Global eCommerce Success

6 Tips For Global eCommerce Success. Many UK online businesses are becoming increasing reliant on global demand to increase profitability.

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German Language Loses Longest Word

German Language Loses Longest Word

The German language, well known for its long words, has decided that it will no longer include its longest word in its lexicon.

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Does Language Affect Our World View?

Does Language Affect Our World View?

The question of where language comes from has been an interesting, yet controversial issue for many centuries. There are two dominant theories on how different languages lead their speakers to contrasting thoughts and perceptions:

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Localisation Increases Conversion by an Average of 70%

Localisation Increases Conversion by an Average of 70%

Clients witnessed a 20% increase in conversion when landing pages and ads were translated into the local language and a staggering 70% when their client’s websites were fully localised.

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