Here’s your round-up of popular articles about translation and language for the month of September.
- September 26th was European Day of Languages. I was pleased to see the EU’s Terminology Coordination Unit blog devote an article to the languages spoken in Europe’s outermost regions, such as Reunion. And here’s a short but difficult language quiz for the same occasion.
- Errors can change a life when it comes to legal translation.
- People have been told to use a new name for the country previously referred to as the Czech Republic: ‘Czechia’ in English, Tchequie in French and Tschechien in German. All are translations of Cesko in Czech.
- September marked the 50th anniversary of Star Trek. Here are the top 5 languages from the cult TV series.
- Do you resent doing non-billable work? Corinne McKay says “learn to live with it!“
- Want to adopt a word or two? Endangered American Slang needs your help.
- These 15 comic strips realistically show the pros and cons of office life vs freelancing.
- Last but not least 30th September is of course International Translation Day. This year’s theme was Connecting Worlds, and along with several other colleagues I participated in a collaborative article on the subject, which you can find on Alexandra Le Deun‘s blog.