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  • Translation musings: Sisu, the embodiment of Finnishness | First Edition Translations
    October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 Categories Advent Calendar Business Case studies Export First Edition Translations Language Literature Miscellaneous Musings Primavera Translation Uncategorized World events Meta Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress org Translation musings Sisu the embodiment of Finnishness If you ask a Finnish person for example my colleague Tytti they ll tell you that there are three things that are most Finnish s isu sauna and Sibelius Jean Sibelius in his early twenties 1890 Well everyone is familiar with sauna where one can relax both physically and mentally and you might also know Sibelius the great Finnish composer who lived in the 19 th century But have you ever heard about sisu Sisu is an untranslatable that describes the most important Finnish virtue of all a kind of determination and perseverance that drives one to reach a goal despite all the obstacles that might come

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  • Miscellaneous | First Edition Translations | Page 2
    Musings How many languages are there Posted on August 4 2015 August 4 2015 Author Aniko Categories First Edition Translations Language Miscellaneous Musings Translation Uncategorized Leave a comment on Translation Musings How many languages are there Translation Musings Disappearing languages It may sound surprising but linguists don t know the exact number of languages that are spoken in the world According to some estimates there are about 6500 7000 different languages However it s difficult to know for sure for various reasons and that could be worth their own article maybe next time Continue reading Translation Musings Disappearing languages Posted on July 21 2015 July 27 2015 Author Aniko Categories Language Miscellaneous Musings Leave a comment on Translation Musings Disappearing languages Translation Musings Liberté égalité fraternité Happy Bastille Day to all our French clients and translators Rue Montorgueil with Flags by Claude Monet source of image Wikimedia Posted on July 14 2015 July 27 2015 Author Aniko Categories Language Miscellaneous World events 1 Comment on Translation Musings Liberté égalité fraternité Translation Musings Express yourself with emoji Here in the office we are divided on the use of little smileys or emoji in our emails some of us think that they are ok but others actually dislike them and find them silly They might not be liked by everyone but there is no denying that these little pictures have become a part of our life Some say there is even a new language emerging the emoji language Continue reading Translation Musings Express yourself with emoji Posted on July 7 2015 July 3 2015 Author Aniko Categories Language Miscellaneous Musings Leave a comment on Translation Musings Express yourself with emoji Translation Musings Designer translations In today s digital age it is extremely important for website owners to keep up with the flow of information and provide fresh content as often as possible for their readers And of course if you operate a multilingual site it is necessary to update the content across all of the languages Without the help of in house translators this could be a complicated task But don t worry First Edition is here to make things easier for you Continue reading Translation Musings Designer translations Posted on June 23 2015 November 17 2015 Author Aniko Categories Case studies First Edition Translations Miscellaneous Musings Translation Leave a comment on Translation Musings Designer translations Translation Musings Moses the Horned A bad translation might not only lead to misunderstandings or confusion but it can even influence art history For example let s take Michelangelo s Moses statue in Rome If you look at this famous statue closely you will notice two little horns on Moses forehead Why would Michelangelo carve horns for him you might ask Well for the answer we need to go back to the 4 th century when St Jerome was commissioned by Pope Damasus to carry out a new Latin translation of the Bible from Hebrew known today as the Vulgate Continue reading Translation Musings Moses the

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  • Miscellaneous | First Edition Translations | Page 4
    where children give small presents to their mothers and grandmothers On 8th March events are held all over the world to celebrate and inspire women These diverse events in local communities connect women across the world and include political rallies networking events craft markets and theatrical performances Find out more about IWD at www internationalwomensday com And check out Google s cool doodle today only Posted on March 8 2012 August 7 2012 Author Bridget Categories Miscellaneous Tags International Women s Day Leave a comment on International Women s Day Did you remember to put on your trousers yesterday Yesterday apparently was No Pants Day and why not Started 11 years ago by Improv Everywhere in New York City as a small prank with just seven participants it has grown into an international celebration of silliness with cities across the world now taking part The idea is simple board a train or subway car at separate stops in the middle of winter without wearing any trousers All other clothes should be suitable for the season coats hats gloves but no coverings of legs And no recognition that anything is up I love it What a great way to cheer up a dreary January Check out the Mirror s coverage of London s flash mob Posted on January 9 2012 August 7 2012 Author Bridget Categories Miscellaneous Tags no pants day Leave a comment on Did you remember to put on your trousers yesterday Happy New Year My new year s resolution is to update this blog more often What s yours Image Details Sarunyu foto FreeDigitalPhotos net http www freedigitalphotos net images view photog php photogid 2890 Posted on January 3 2012 August 7 2012 Author Bridget Categories First Edition Translations Miscellaneous Translation Leave a comment on Happy New Year

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  • Translation Musings: Express yourself with emoji! | First Edition Translations
    December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 Categories Advent Calendar Business Case studies Export First Edition Translations Language Literature Miscellaneous Musings Primavera Translation Uncategorized World events Meta Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress org Translation Musings Express yourself with emoji Here in the office we are divided on the use of little smileys or emoji in our emails some of us think that they are ok but others actually dislike them and find them silly They might not be liked by everyone but there is no denying that these little pictures have become a part of our life Some say there is even a new language emerging the emoji language You can express various feelings with these small images so it would be logical to assume that the word emoji is short for emotion however this is not the case Emoji comes from the Japanese 絵文字 e moji that literally means picture character Originally it was used to refer to any kind of pictogram however recently the word s meaning has shifted and now it describes those funny little characters you can use in your emails and text messages The popularity of emoji has also aroused the attention of some linguists One of the researchers who have started investigating the use of emoji is Professor Vyv Evans of Bangor University He has found that 80 of the population in the UK are using emoji in their digital communication According to his findings 72 of young adults 18 25 year olds feel that adding these little pictures to their messages helps them express their thoughts and emotions and makes them better communicators It s not surprising at all that they think this way as just like gestures facial expressions and intonation can aid

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  • Musings | First Edition Translations | Page 2
    that we could also make a small contribution to Wright Design s success back in January we arranged the German translation of the product description for their entry Source of image www wrightdesign net Posted on June 11 2015 June 16 2015 Author Aniko Categories Business Musings Uncategorized Leave a comment on Translation Musings Red Dot Design Award Translation Musings Where did all the As Bs and Os go Have you noticed that some letters have disappeared from various street signs and company logos around the country If you look carefully you will notice that the missing letters are all As Bs and Os This is not by chance The missing letters represent three blood types A B and O and they have disappeared as part of the NHS s campaign MissingType running during National Blood Week 8 14 June With the help of major companies the NHS is trying to raise awareness of the low blood supplies and to encourage more people to donate Apparently the NHS is in need of 200 00 new donors this year to be able to keep up with the demand More on this story BBC Posted on June 9 2015 June 15 2015 Author Aniko Categories Miscellaneous Musings Leave a comment on Translation Musings Where did all the As Bs and Os go The road to good intentions So have you made a New Year resolution for 2013 If you have it was probably to a lose weight do more exercise drink less alcohol give up smoking b get a new job partner house boat dog or even perhaps c be more spiritual Or maybe your resolution is business based work more harder smarter less Continue reading The road to good intentions Posted on January 3 2013 Author Bridget Categories Musings Tags New Year resolutions Leave a comment on The road to good intentions Olympic trivia After that incredible weekend and more excitement still to come I m sticking with my Olympic theme today with some quirky facts courtesy of The Mirror There have been a variety of weird and wonderful Olympic mascots over the years the 2012 ones being no exception The first and one of the most popular however was Waldi The Dachshund see left created for the 1972 Munich Games So popular was Waldi in fact that the 1972 Marathon route was arranged in the shape of his body Continue reading Olympic trivia Posted on August 7 2012 August 9 2012 Author Bridget Categories Musings Tags london 2012 olympic trivia olympics quirky olympic facts Leave a comment on Olympic trivia Wish you were here With the summer holidays upon us and the rain back where it belongs falling on our English summer my thoughts have been turned to postcards I m sure we can all remember the excited buying of and writing out of Having a lovely time Weather great Wish you were here 15 times for various relations friends or work colleagues In these times of texting emails and

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  • Musings | First Edition Translations | Page 3
    Primavera Translation Uncategorized World events Meta Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress org Category Musings Fancy a Brazilian Brazil to most is an exotic country far away the home of carnival beautiful beaches the copacabana the beach not Barry Manilow s bar We have a variety of liquid soap in our bathroom here at FE called Brazilian Fusion We also have a native Brazilian The soap annoys her Its credentials are that it contains two exotic flowers neither of which are native to Brazil Another bug bear in our international office is Moroccan Houmous according to our Karima from Morocco this does not exist If you ask a Moroccan for houmous what you will get is chickpeas Some countries or indeed languages have certain connotations Brazil for example to the exotic You can t imagine a German Fusion soap though presumably it would be very efficient sorry couldn t resist another little bit of stereotyping there Although you might get a scent of pine if you close your eyes and think of Bavaria But is it false advertising or just a bit of harmless artistic licence Oh and a Brazilian Rumour has it it did originate from Brazil but the modern naming came from a salon in Manhattan Posted on February 7 2012 August 7 2012 Author Bridget Categories Musings Leave a comment on Fancy a Brazilian What makes you happy One of the LinkedIn groups I belong to is doing an experiment on happiness and is asking its members what things do you do that make you happy What is probably not so surprising is that many of the same things make us all happy our family our friends the simple things in life Here s what makes the staff of First Edition happy Ana A good book

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  • Two days till Valentines Day! | First Edition Translations
    March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 Categories Advent Calendar Business Case studies Export First Edition Translations Language Literature Miscellaneous Musings Primavera Translation Uncategorized World events Meta Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress org Two days till Valentines Day Isn t he gorgeous If you re looking for something a bit different this Valentine s Day why not visit our sister company Primavera where you will find this little chap along with a stunning array of ceramics glassware painting and jewellery Take the stress out of your Valentine s Day shopping and pop into the Primavera gallery where the friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you find the perfect gift for your loved one

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  • Ceramic hare by Tracy Whinray | First Edition Translations
    November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012

    Original URL path: http://www.firstedit.co.uk/blog/2013/02/two-days-till-valentines-day/primavera-hare/ (2016-02-08)
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