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Monday May 30, 2016

17:14 The Creation of the Dothraki Language »Translation Blog
Ever wondered what languages the characters of Game of Thrones speak? Following the release of Game of Thrones’ latest season and my fanaticism, I began reading a bit about the featured languages spoken in the series, particularly by the Dothraki people and Daenerys Targaryen. The idea of the Dothraki language dates back to George R.R […]
16:12 More Chechens, More Trouble »German Joys
Hat tip to Stakhanov for a link to this article: More and more people from the Russian Caucasus region are crossing from Belarus into Poland, where the vast majority immediately apply for refugee status. According to the Polish border authority,...
11:29 Monday smile – Sneaky metaphors »Translation & the law: From words to deeds
Today I offer you a nicely ironic citation by Judge Benjamin N. Cardozo in the case Berkey v. Third Avenue Railway Co 244 N.Y. 602 (1927). Metaphors in law are to be narrowly watched, for starting as devices to liberate thought, they end often by enslaving it. How many can you spot?😉   Even the subject involves […]
10:00 Der Google B2B-Tag für Agenturen in Hamburg »Die Internetkapitäne
Mit dem Schwerpunkt „Chancen im B2B-Markt – Kunden erreichen und gewinnen“ lud Google vergangene Woche ausgewählte Agenturen zum Office in Hamburg ein. Ich war bei dem lockeren Event dabei und habe schnell gemerkt, dass Online-Werbung im B2B-Bereich zwar recht komplex und langwierig sein kann, es aber durchaus interessante Chancen gibt. In netter Atmosphäre mit vielen […]

Sunday May 29, 2016

21:29 Economic Update: Listen, Prof. Krugman »The Economic Crisis
20:12 Putin to Europe: Take Our Chechens -- Please! »German Joys
The number of asylum-seekers in Germany from Chechnya is on the increase (g). Chechens are notorious in Russian novels for being the most violent and fractious minority in the empire. The list of terrorist attacks carried out by Chechen Muslim...

Saturday May 28, 2016

14:12 Random Crime by Migrants and Trust in Strangers »German Joys
Anyone who grew up in the US during the crime wave of the 1970s-1990s learned never to open the door to strangers. If a stranger knocked at your front door claiming to need help, you were supposed to communicate with...
10:22 Entrevista a Josefina Velasco Menéndez, profesora de ruso en la USAL »Don de Lenguas

¡Hola a todas y a todos!

La entrevista que os traemos hoy es muy especial, tan especial como nuestra entrevistada, Josefina Velasco Menéndez, profesora de ruso en la Universidad de Salamanca. «¿Ruso?» os preguntaréis, pues sí. Aunque su nombre y apellidos son españoles como los que más, Josefina nació y creció en una ciudad cerrada de Ucrania. Antes de ser profesora en Salamanca, estudió en Moscú y trabajó en Cuba. Ahora compagina sus clases con la promoción de la lengua rusa mediante diferentes actividades y proyectos. Nuestros colaboradores, Juan Espinosa y Sara de Blas, realizaron, sin duda alguna, una entrevista muy curiosa que tenéis que escuchar sí o sí. ¡Dadle al play!

Muchas gracias por estar ahí y nos vemos con mucho más en redes sociales (Facebook, Twitter y Google+).

El equipo de Don de Lenguas

Friday May 27, 2016

20:13 Weekly translation favorites (May 20-26) »Adventures in Freelance Translation
Weekly favorites LG 9Weekly round-up of posts based on our favorite tweeted content over the past week. Topics: translation (including Greek translation), localization, interpreting, languages, social media, and business.
14:11 Comments about FIT’s position statement on crowdsourcing (guest post) »Translation Tribulations
10:11 Taller de traducción literaria y proceso editorial en la Casa del Traductor »Tablón de Anuncios ASOCESP
07:42 Open access journal – Special issue on business & financial translation »Translation & the law: From words to deeds
The annual online translation journal inTRAlinea, published by the Department of Interpreting and Translation at the University of Bologna, Italy, contains high-quality academic research on translation-related subjects, as well as reviews, debates and translations. The current Special Issue is entitled “New Insights into Specialised Translation”, focusing on business and financial translation as an under-researched area, and includes […]

Thursday May 26, 2016

16:35 Most People Don’t Really Want To Know Anything About Translation »Patenttranslator's Blog
One morning when I was trying to figure out whether I should have one piece of Toblerone (sugary, relatively cheap Swiss chocolate) or two as a snack to go with my first cup of coffee, I got so mad at the nutty world that surrounds me from the moment I wake up that I had […]
16:11 Nor Da Nor, la base de datos de los traductores del euskera »Tablón de Anuncios ASOCESP
10:35 Lee Quora para saciar tu curiosidad como traductor »Algo más que traducir
Como probablemente muchos traductores, soy bastante curioso. Me gusta no solo observar el mundo, sino tratar de comprenderlo. Y eso equivale a hacerse preguntas. Muchas preguntas. Por ejemplo: ¿Cuál es el mejor lenguaje de programación para un novato? ¿Cómo puedo saber si alguien está mintiendo? ¿Cuáles son los secretos del éxito? ¿Cómo puedo ser más […]

Wednesday May 25, 2016

19:12 New From Klaus Johann Grobe: Spagat der Liebe »German Joys
From das neue album Spagat der Liebe: Aquarium Drunkard sez: Krautpop. Speaking of Trouble In Mind Records, earlier this month the Chicago label released Spagat der Liebe, the Zürich based Klaus Johann Grobe’s second LP. Comprised of Sevi Landolt (organ/synths/vocals)...
17:45 Googles AdWords-Neuerungen für 2016 »Die Internetkapitäne
Gestern hat Google, wie inzwischen jedes Jahr, einen Ausblick auf die zukünftigen AdWords-Neuheiten gegeben. Wie schon 2014 und 2015 haben wir die wichtigsten Neuerungen zusammengefasst und bewertet. Im Mittelpunkt stand mal wieder die Werbung in einer Welt, in der sich alles ums Smartphone dreht: die „mobile-first world“. In dieser Welt nehmen Konsumenten morgens als erstes […]
17:41 Involuntary Windows 10 upgrade: survivable but aggravating »Thoughts On Translation
My primary work computer (a Lenovo ThinkPad T440 that I bought about two years ago) has been running Windows 8.1 since I purchased it. Like everyone else running Windows 7 or 8, I’ve been receiving periodic and increasingly frequent popups to “schedule my free Windows 10 upgrade.” I declined those notifications, simply because my plan […]
17:41 Involuntary Windows 10 upgrade: survivable but aggravating »Thoughts On Translation
My primary work computer (a Lenovo ThinkPad T440 that I bought about two years ago) has been running Windows 8.1 since I purchased it. Like everyone else running Windows 7 or 8, I’ve been receiving periodic and increasingly frequent popups to “schedule my free Windows 10 upgrade.” I declined those notifications, simply because my plan […]
17:01 Webinar-Mitschnitt: AdWords für Anfänger – Grundlagen und Tipps »Die Internetkapitäne
Am Freitag fand unser Bloofusion-Webinar „AdWords für Einsteiger – Grundlagen und Tipps“ mit Martin Röttgerding und Helen Ramm statt. Wer es verpasst hat, findet hier bei uns den Mitschnitt des Webinars.  
15:12 Activism Wage, Oppression, Self-Harm, The Capitalist Process »German Joys
Fine, long, fairly neutral piece by Nathan Heller in the New Yorker about student activism at Oberlin, a small liberal-arts college in Ohio. This transcription of a conversation with three activists is -- well, you can decide for yourself: "It...
12:12 New IAPTI member offer! »Websites for Translators
Dear IAPTI members! As our website has found a new home (on a new, faster, server!), we can now update you on a few things. To start with, we have a new offer prepared for you, lasting until September 2016. Get in touch to book and send over your IAPTI profile link to receive a […]
09:14 Mehr Platz für Seitentitel in den Suchergebnissen: Alles überarbeiten oder so lassen? »Die Internetkapitäne
Vor einigen Tagen hat Google das Layout der Desktop-Suchergebnisse geändert, so dass diese nun in der Breite mehr Raum einnehmen. Das hat natürlich Einflüsse auf den Seitentitel, für den jetzt ca. 15 Zeichen mehr zur Verfügung stehen. Aber muss man deswegen jetzt alle Seitentitel überarbeiten? Noch vor wenigen Tagen schnitt Google den Seitentitel nach ca. […]
08:04 International Law Europe Forum – Rome, Italy »Translation & the law: From words to deeds
The American Bar Association’s Section of International Law is organising the “2016 Europe Forum” next week from 29-31 May 2016 at the Parco dei Principe Grand Hotel in Rome, Italy. The forum will cover: international ethics mergers and acquisitions dispute resolution under the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership collective actions in the US & the EU cross-border […]

Tuesday May 24, 2016

22:56 Wegweisend »Dolmetscher-Berlin
Hello, bonjour, guten Tag! Hier hinterlässt eine Dolmetscherin ihre Rand­be­mer­kun­gen aus einem sprachbetonten Arbeitsalltag.
Wegweisende Gesten mit Fahnen
Hier entlang!
Ein Bus des Nahverkehrs. Er verweilt länger an der Hal­te­stel­le, als er müsste.

Ansage des Buslenkers: "Der Verkehr ist infolge eines Un­falls bis auf weiteres un­ter­bro­chen. Auf Anweisung der Fahr­dienst­lei­tung ... warten wir jetzt ... auf wei­te­re An­wei­sun­gen der Fahr­dienst­lei­tung."

Ja, es gibt Menschen, die sich nicht ständig selbst zuhören. Muss ich mir ab und zu in Erinnerung rufen.

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Illustration: Fundsache
15:56 Split Testing Keyword Lists – Zip Codes vs. Cities »TheGoogleCache: Search Engine Marketing, SEO, and PPC
One of the questions I received a lot in my former career as CTO of Angular Marketing was whether to use cities or zip-codes in site architecture. For example, imagine a client comes to me who runs tennis clinics across the North Carolina triangle (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill). Should they build their website like this… […]
13:12 Germany's Police and Pols to Women: No Alcohol or High Heels, Stay Home After Dark »German Joys
Mainstream German politicians are doing something very clever. Slowly and surely, drip-by-drip, they are getting German women used to the fact that they are unsafe in their own country because of violent crime by migrants. Of course they don't mention...