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January 20, 2015

Differences and similarities between the tree of life and the tree of languages

Phylogeny (or phylogenesis) is the origin and evolution of a set of organisms, usually of a species. A major task of phylogenists is to determine the ancestor-descendant relationships among known species (both living and extinct). 

Philology is the study of ancient texts and languages. Historical linguistics (or comparative linguistics) is the branch of philology that studies languages and their interrelationships. A philological tree (or tree of languages) traces the evolutionary interrelationships among languages believed to have originated from a common ancestor.  More

January 19, 2015

Multinational Languages

Some languages are spoken in more than one country or region. For example: Dutch, French, German, Portuguese and Spanish. More

January 12, 2015

Chinese  - The Spoken and Written Language

You need to translate a marketing brochure into Chinese. Your want to promote your product in Mainland China and you know that Mandarin is the spoken language, but when you call the translation bureau, they tell you that they will translate your brochure into Chinese Simplified. Why?

The answer is that the translation bureau is concerned with the printed word and the corresponding character set to Mandarin is Chinese Simplified, just as the corresponding character set to Cantonese is Traditional Chinese.

If you are interested in learning more about how these sets of characters developed, keep reading.

InterSol, Inc. Blog

January 8, 2015

Writing and Designing for Translation

When can I have it? is one of the most often asked questions in our business. The desired answer is "yesterday" and while this is only possible in the realm of time travel, there are some things that customers can do to shorten translation time and improve translation quality to boot. Interested? Keep reading