The Gifts of an Accent

Why do we deem some accents beautiful and others not, or assume that they indicate education or competence – or a lack thereof? In this blog, intercultural and diversity consultant Tatyana Fertelmeyster shares her experiences and the experiences of others … Read More

Multilingual Connections Out in the Community

Multilingual Connections is committed to helping our clients create stronger connections with their multilingual audiencesbut we’re also committed to rolling up our sleeves and connecting with our local community. As such, we share volunteer opportunities with our team Read More

Amazon in Spanish…so what else is new?

More than twenty years after Amazon.com’s launch, the company is rolling out content in Spanish.  Given its multilingual sites in Mexico, Spain, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan and the Netherlands, why is this news?

As companies focus … Read More

A scene of devotees inside Krishan temple Nandgaon

A festival of color

– By Phillip Garland

Holi is a two-day Hindu festival that celebrates the arrival of spring, the end of winter, and the spirit of friendship. One of the most notable customs of this ancient religious festival is the free-for-all that Read More

The battle of man and machine [translation]

– By Phillip Garland

Man versus machine—the contentious struggle has existed for many years and in the last several decades it has come to a head in the translation services industry. Machine translation, the automated process by which computer software … Read More

The translators behind the translation

In today’s technologically-advanced, interconnected era, it’s easy to look at a piece of writing – be it a translation or a transcript – and take for granted the option of reading it in a language you understand. At Multilingual Connections, … Read More

The human side of our translation business

Like so many industries, the translation business is changing. Computer-assisted translation, machine translation, increased automation—it’s all a part of where the industry is going. Will machine translation ever be good enough to replace humans? It’s a common question these days, … Read More

Zhou Youguang, the father of Pinyin

Pioneer of Pinyin writing system passes away

Last week, a pioneer in the linguistics world passed away.

Zhou Youguang, the father of Pinyin, died on January 14 at the age of 111. In the 1950’s Zhou Youguang lead a  committee that developed a standardized system for romanizing Read More

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