Happy New Year!

Happy New Year

The beginning of a year usually finds most of us with an army of resolutions and taking stock of what happened in the previous year. It is not any different for us at First Edition Translations, either. 2018 was an eventful year with many great and proud moments.  Continue reading Happy New Year!

Language of the Month – Collection of 12 Amazing Languages

Languages of the MonthHAPPY NEW YEAR FROM ALL OF US AT FIRST EDITION TRANSLATIONS!

We hope you’ve all had a wonderful start to 2019!

Although it seems like yesterday, we started our blog series called Language of the Month exactly a year ago to introduce you to 12 of the world’s 6000 amazing languages. We wrote about the history of each language, gave the most useful phrases you might need to get by, and also asked our translators to tell us a bit more about their own language. It was very difficult to select which 12 languages to feature but we hope you liked our choices.

If you missed any of the Language of the Month posts, you can find a link to all of them below. Happy reading! 🙂 Continue reading Language of the Month – Collection of 12 Amazing Languages

Language of the Month – November is HINDI!

In our new series this year, Language of the Month, we are looking at twelve of the world’s nearly 6000 fascinating languages, one each month. Join us on this trip around the globe and discover facts, trivia and insider information about some awesome languages!
Hindi

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Ramblings about synonyms

Happy Dictionary Day

National Dictionary Day was held in the US yesterday to commemorate the great American lexicographer, Noah Webster’s birthday, who was born on 16 October 1758.

Of course, as a bunch of geeky linguists in the office, we just had to have the most bizarre conversation about dictionaries, lexicons and thesauruses to mark the occasion. (You would be surprised how much a group of linguists – and one ex-lexicographer – can talk about the subject!)

We ended up discussing thesauruses and synonyms. Does the word “synonym” have a synonym? Does every word have a synonym? Or rather, does any word have a true synonym? Synonyms usually differ in some minute nuances in their meaning, right? Otherwise languages would be rather uneconomical. Having two words that mean the exact same thing?! That would be a waste of precious dictionary space!

What do you think about the matter? Please share your thoughts, ideas, speculations!

 

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Language of the Month – September is GERMAN!

In our new series this year, Language of the Month, we are looking at twelve of the world’s nearly 6000 fascinating languages, one each month. Join us on this trip around the globe and discover facts, trivia and insider information about some awesome languages!German

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Language of the Month – August is PORTUGUESE!

In our new series this year, Language of the Month, we are looking at twelve of the world’s nearly 6000 fascinating languages, one each month. Join us on this trip around the globe and discover facts, trivia and insider information about some awesome languages! Portuguese - language of the month

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Language of the Month – July is ICELANDIC!

In our new series this year, Language of the Month, we are looking at twelve of the world’s nearly 6000 fascinating languages, one each month. Join us on this trip around the globe and discover facts, trivia and insider information about some awesome languages!Icelandic

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We’ve got news: we are now ISO certified!

ISO 17100:2015First Edition Translations are extremely proud to have been awarded full certification under ISO 17100 Requirements for Translation Services. This is of particular importance to us as it applies a seal of approval to the quality of service that we have strived to maintain since the business was formed.

Our future customers can now share the same peace of mind that our existing clients have enjoyed for years. This certification means that you can be safe in the knowledge that your projects will be executed to the highest standards without exception. If this is the level of delivery that you require be sure to accept no substitutes, many providers will advertise ‘ISO standard workflows’ but this does not mean that those workflows have been reviewed, tested and approved by a licensed accreditation body. If quality and reliability are as important to you as they are to us, then we are here to help and our certification now provides the reassurance that we are as good as our word.

Should you have any questions or queries, do not hesitate to give us a call at 01223 356 733 or send us an email at enquiries@firstedit.co.uk.

 

Language of the Month – June is RUSSIAN!

In our new series this year, Language of the Month, we are looking at twelve of the world’s nearly 6000 fascinating languages, one each month. Join us on this trip around the globe and discover facts, trivia and insider information about some awesome languages!

Russian

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