Mind Your Language

Sandeep Nulkar

We all know how confused we Indians can be when it comes to the use of prepositions while writing or speaking English. For most Indians, ‘on’ and ‘above’ could be mutually replaceable prepositions and so could be ‘below’ and ‘under’. It is no wonder then that we end up using the wrong one every now and then, use none when one is needed or then use one when none is actually needed. The prepositions, that we are going to know more about this month, fall under this last category – using one when none is actually needed. Quite a few…

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Getting Candid

Sonali Kulkarni

In his keynote speech at the EUATC conference in Madrid last month, Innovation Consultant, Robert Etches, thoroughly convinced about the pressing need for rapid innovation in the language industry, warned us by saying “Never has it been so dangerous to do nothing.” A visionary in the domain of the use of Blockchain technology in the language industry, the Thought Leader talks to us about the possibilities for change and innovation in the language industry. You have been stressing the idea of change in our industry. What do you think is holding us back? Well, one of the reasons I believe…

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Be Lingual

Alifya Thingna

While Game of Thrones fans from all over the world wait eagerly with bated breath for the next season’s release, we decided to take a little sneak peek into the languages invented for the show. Long gone are the days when fantasy drama series spouted gibberish on screen. Production designers today are not afraid to invest in the anthropological details: be it the hand-embroidered costumes, rusty drapes or the crested weaponry! One such globally-admired detail is Dothraki, Khal Drogo’s native tongue. Mother of fantasy tongues! The Dothraki language is a constructed fictional language in George R. R. Martin’s novel series and…

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In The News

The clear blue skies of California are calling! California will play host to an unusual conference which is more of an UNconference. The UNConference doesn’t have presentations or speakers. Limited to senior staff at language service companies, it is more casual and more focused. The organisers are laying emphasis on participants breaking into smaller groups so that each person can be an active part of a conversation, not just a passive member of an audience. Facilitators will provide a touch of moderation and structure. This participant-driven meeting allows you to have thought-provoking discussions with some of the brightest minds in the industry–about the…

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