Archive | December, 2011

Paid version of Mandarin Madness released

VideoMat.tv – FREE automatically generated videos for WordPress The Mandarin language learning app Mandarin Madness is growing in popularity and has now been made a paid app after its initial run of free version. The app is said to be “language agnostic” as it uses images instead of specific words for teaching the language. It [...]

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Cherple launched in Hindi

Cherple.com the online chatting site that enables sending SMSs from internet to mobile phone in US has now released Hindi version of the site viz. Cherple.in. With a growing internet market, India now stands third in the world in terms of no. of users at 112 million. As part of its global expansion, Cherple has [...]

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Wopanaak, Cape Cod’s original language being revived

Wampanoag is a group of five tribes who lived in southeastern Massachusetts area in the 1600’s numbering about 12,000. Wopanaak, the Wampanoag language had a slow death due to the domination of white settlers speaking the English language. Now the language is being revived through the ‘Wampanoag Language Reclamation Project’. Under the project, a dictionary, [...]

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African drought victims face language barriers in receiving aid

Translators without Borders, a US based charity organization founded 18 years ago says lack of knowledge of local language is hindering management of medical aid to the drought stricken population of the Horn of Africa. Lori Thicke its founder says they are focusing on translating health material. To fulfill the gap, the organization has appealed [...]

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LinGoLink translation tool to help soldiers in war zone

Lockheed Martin has developed a special smartphone that can help soldiers posted on the war front with translation in real time. A proprietary network connects the soldier and the native speaker to a local call centre for a three way conversation. This solution provides an alternative to physically posting translators along with soldiers on the [...]

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US citizen lands in jail for translating banned book

Thailand born US citizen Joe Gordon was sentenced to 2 ½ years in jail by a court in Thailand for translating a banned book on King Bhumibol Adulyadej into Thai language and posting it online. Mr. Gordon was detained by local authorities while on a visit to Thailand for medical treatment in May. He pleaded [...]

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Happy Touring of Germany – You Now Have Translations Services

Translation news says that if you are travelling now to Germany, you needn’t worry over the fact that you’ll be unable to find your way, as you do not know German. For now, you have professional translations available, which would help you on your tour. Translations news further adds that eco tourism operators, such as [...]

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Rabindranath Tagore’s ‘Shesher Kavita’ translated into English

Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore’s novel “Shesher Kavita” has been translated from original Bengali into English as “Last Poem” by Prof Dilip Basu. The novel, fifth and last written by Tagore in 1928 has been translated into English before but Prof. Basu claims the earlier translations lacked the essence of what Tagore had conveyed in Bengali. [...]

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Handwriting recognition feature added to Google Translate

Google Translate, the popular translation app from Google has been updated with handwriting recognition feature. At present it can recognize handwriting in 7 languages viz. English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. This is in addition to voice and text recognizing features already available with Google Translate. The new app would be welcomed by [...]

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