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The Common Voice Project

The Common Voice Project

A Common Voice   The intersection of technology and language is something we think about a lot. We are fundamentally in the business of facilitating communication, and technology seems to be continuously making this easier! The Common Voice project is a new initiative...
Translating Ancient Writing Systems

Translating Ancient Writing Systems

Writing Systems and Languages With the world getting smaller and ever more information available at our fingertips, it is hard to imagine that mysteries still exist. For the linguistically inclined and curious, the mystery of ancient, undeciphered writing systems is...
What Makes a Good Interpreter

What Makes a Good Interpreter

Think You Have What it Takes?   We’ve posted before that the future job prospects for interpreters have never been better. Interpreting is a great career for a number of reasons. But what is it exactly that makes a good interpreter? There are no hard and fast...
Body Language Around the World

Body Language Around the World

All Kinds of Language   As you head off on your travels this summer you might be excitedly consulting a phrase book and learning little snippets of a new language. While you are planning your itinerary, take a moment so read up on the other language of your...
Podcast Round Up

Podcast Round Up

  With so much free content available online these days, sometimes it is difficult to know where to start. For those of you fellow multi-taskers out there, we’ve collected a few of our favorite podcasts. These are great to download and listen to during walks or...