Euphemistically speaking: This may interest you* | The Economist


Euphemistically speaking: This may interest you* | The Economist.

It is intriguing to note, as I mentioned in my earlier post on the Rana trial, how culture totally conditions our understanding of language.  Whereas the same words may be used, the meaning may vary tremendously, even among speakers of the same tongue but from different areas.  Then there is the way that language morphs. Hence the importance of an interpreter, who conveys not just words in another language but true meaning and some times connotations that can only be understood by a cultural broker.

Enjoy these English to English renditions!

About mariacristinadelavegamusings

Certified SpanishEnglish interpreter by the Administrative Offices of the U.S. Courts, the State of Florida and the National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators (NAJIT), where I have served on the board of directors, am chair of the Public Relations Committee, and have a column entitled "Getting Down to Business" in Proteus, the association newsletter. I am a member of the American Translators Association (ATA) and have a monthly column named "Interpreters Forum". In addition to the prior two associations, I also belong to AIIC (International Association of Conference Interpreters). I own ProTranslating, Inc., an LSP in Florida. I hold an MBA, which keeps one foot firmly grounded in everyday waking consciousness while the other aggressively seeks unity consciousness...

Posted on June 12, 2011, in Languages, Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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