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  • If an emotion has no name, can you still feel it? | First Edition Translations
    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 If an emotion has no name can you still feel it In George Orwell s dystopian novel Nighteen Eighty Four the state promotes a stripped down language newspeak to try to control its people The aim being if you can t express something you can t feel it It was intended that a heretical thought that is a thought diverging from the principles of IngSoc should be literally unthinkable at least so far as thought is dependent on words i This is a fictional language of course but does the language we speak affect our understanding of emotions If for example there is no word for disgust can we still feel it A recent study by researchers from the MPI for Psycholinguistics and the MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology ii says yes you don t need to have words for emotions to

    Original URL path: http://www.firstedit.co.uk/blog/2012/02/if-an-emotion-has-no-name-can-you-still-feel-it/ (2016-02-08)
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  • research | First Edition Translations
    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 Tag research If an emotion has no name can you still feel it In George Orwell s dystopian novel Nighteen Eighty Four the state promotes a stripped down language newspeak to try to control its people The aim being if you can t express something you can t feel it It was intended that a heretical thought that is a thought diverging from the principles of IngSoc should be literally unthinkable at least so far as thought is dependent on words i This is a fictional language of course but does the language we speak affect our understanding of emotions If for example there is no word for disgust can we still feel it A recent study by researchers from the MPI for Psycholinguistics and the MPI

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  • Masculine, feminine or neutral? | First Edition Translations
    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 Masculine feminine or neutral There was a great question on Simon Mayo s Homework Sucks feature on his Radio 2 Drivetime show last night The caller was wondering how the gender of items in for example French German Spanish etc was decided And what about new words is there a committee somewhere deciding that an mp3 player should be male and a laptop female There were a number of theories that it depended on the ending of the word that all borrowed or stolen words are masculine even that the pagan gods had a hand in it The expert opinion came from renowned linguist David Crystal who confirmed that it is all of the above although I m not sure he mentioned pagan gods He explained that although at the beginning of language the words often had a natural distinction for example animate and inanimate language has moved on and in many directions There is no committee and although there are often patterns there are also lots of exceptions So no easy answer the gender frequently varies across language and there is often no relationship between the grammatical and natural gender of a word For

    Original URL path: http://www.firstedit.co.uk/blog/2011/12/290/ (2016-02-08)
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  • gender | First Edition Translations
    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 Tag gender Masculine feminine or neutral There was a great question on Simon Mayo s Homework Sucks feature on his Radio 2 Drivetime show last night The caller was wondering how the gender of items in for example French German Spanish etc was decided And what about new words is there a committee somewhere deciding that an mp3 player should be male and a laptop female There were a number of theories that it depended on the ending of the word that all borrowed or stolen words are masculine even that the pagan gods had a hand in it The expert opinion came from renowned linguist David Crystal who confirmed that it is all of the above although I m not sure he mentioned pagan gods He explained that

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  • Translation Musings: Where did all the As, Bs and Os go? | First Edition Translations
    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 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

    Original URL path: http://www.firstedit.co.uk/blog/2015/06/translation-musings-where-did-all-the-as-bs-and-os-go/ (2016-02-08)
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  • Happy May Day! | First Edition Translations
    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 Happy May Day A number of our European translators have this week been celebrating Labour Day an annual public holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers In many countries it is linked to International Workers Day celebrated on the 1st May So is our May Day which the UK will be celebrating in the sunshine please on Monday also linked with the labour movement In the UK May Day is more often associated with the spring and is also called the Spring Bank Holiday It is actually related to pagan festivals celebrated across the Northern Hemisphere originating well before Christian times celebrated on the 1st of May and signifying the first day of summer And it certainly feels like summer has arrived here in sunny Cambridge Nowadays the holiday is taken on a Monday as are most of our bank holidays But this is a fairly recent development only going back to 1978 There were rumours it may be scrapped and replaced with an October bank holiday but no word on that recently May Day is a time for many an eccentric English custom from Morris Dancing to May Queens and motorbike rallies to hobby horse festivals This year I suspect barbeques and lawn mowers will be more

    Original URL path: http://www.firstedit.co.uk/blog/2013/05/1553/ (2016-02-08)
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  • Spring May Bank Holiday | First Edition Translations
    Day 10 Jane Parry on Translation Musings Liberté égalité fraternité Archives Archives Select Month February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 April 2015 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 Tag Spring May Bank Holiday Happy May Day A number of our European translators have this week been celebrating Labour Day an annual public holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers In many countries it is linked to International Workers Day celebrated on the 1st May

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  • Happy St George’s Day! | First Edition Translations
    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 Happy St George s Day Poor old St George he is probably the least celebrated of Great Britain s patron saints but is in fact highly honoured across the world Click here to revisit last year s post time does fly or read on George started life as a Greek nobleman who went on to become an officer in the Roman army In AD 302 Greek Emperor Diocletian ordered the arrest of every Christian soldier and demanded a sacrifice to the Roman gods from the rest of the army George objected loudly and declared himself a Christian Attempts to convert him failed and he was tortured and executed He is now venerated across the world as a Christian martyr One

    Original URL path: http://www.firstedit.co.uk/blog/2013/04/happy-st-georges-day-2/ (2016-02-08)
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