“Elfdalian” is real!
By United Language Group
Social media round-up for October 14, 2016
- This week, we read on Slator about recent US court rulings that may affect language services like interpretation.
- TED shared that they’ve added they’re 103rd language (wow!) which is called Silesian. Read more about it here on the TED Blog.
- Corporate Counsel magazine had a story about the SEC whistleblower settlement, and how that may change the legal landscape going forward.
- “Elfdalian” is real! There is a forest language from the age of Vikings called Elfdalian, and sadly we hear it may soon disappear. Michael Desteries had the story on the Mother Nature Network
- Google has a font for it, no matter which language it’s in. We learned about the free Google font Noto a few days ago on Wired, which is available in more than 800 languages. Incredible.
- And really big news this week from Inform.kz, the Kazahk #language is going to transition to the Latin alphabet. Wow!
- Slator news tells us about some Aussie rules: Don’t Blame the Translator. Ha!
- Cyanide & Happiness makes the nihilist translator in all of us laugh. This week, dog hurts linguist.
- Amit Chaudry wrote in The Guardian about why television writing has become the new home of verbal complexity.
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Andrew is a staff writer at United Language Group. He is especially interested in digital marketing, translation technology, as well as cultural and linguistic studies.