Most spoken languages in the world, by number of native speakers

Most definitely you have experienced first-hand a night of what I call “bed brainstorming”. It is the phenomenon where you try to lay down and sleep, but your brain is still in hyperdrive and random questions jump in your mind and keep you awake. Such a question kept me awake for a bit last night.… Read More Most spoken languages in the world, by number of native speakers

Languages of Italy: Northern and Central-Southern dialects

With an official language spoken by 60 million people, in Italy there are thirty-four native living languages and dialects, which are an evolution from the Vulgar Latin, and for this classified as Romance languages. As a matter of fact, while Italian language is used for law, business and education, many people still use their regional… Read More Languages of Italy: Northern and Central-Southern dialects

A short introduction to Modern Greek, its alphabet and structure.

The Greek language is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages and it has the longest documented history of any living Indo-European language, 3.400 years or more of written records. Since c. 800 BC, this language has been written with the Greek Alphabet, which was formed out of the Phoenician script and was… Read More A short introduction to Modern Greek, its alphabet and structure.

Translation and Interpreting: a comparative analysis

“Do you study foreign languages at university? Oh well, then you should be able to translate and interpret everything as well!” “Translation and interpreting? Aren’t they the same thing?”. How many times have you been told or asked these questions? If you are a translator or an interpreter, or even a language student, you surely… Read More Translation and Interpreting: a comparative analysis