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  • Bridget | First Edition Translations | Page 24
    where others come from mythology Latin how could a spell be anything else or combinations and blends Take a look at this fantastic blog from the Oxford English Dictionary for a fascinating look at the background of names spells and places featured Right now time to re read the books Posted on July 28 2011 August 18 2011 Author Bridget Categories Language Tags Harry Potter language novels Leave a comment on It all ends Untranslatable Have you ever gone outside just to check if anyone is coming There s a mighty fine Inuit word for that Iktsu arpok Untranslatable Posted on July 26 2011 August 18 2011 Author Bridget Categories Translation Tags foreign language iktsuarpok inuit language translation untranslatable Leave a comment on Untranslatable Harry Potter fever Have you been caught up in Harry Potter fever this week I have yet to see the final installment am I the only one but can t wait 10 years 7 books 8 films And of course the phenomonen is not just in Harry s native UK the books have been officially translated into at least 67 other languages with a number of unofficial versions also available for those who just couldn t wait with varying results The titles of the books and films are often not a direct translation of the English even in America the Philosopher s Stone was replaced with Sorceror s And the translators had great fun with the whole Tom Marvolo Riddle I am Lord Voldemort wordplay challenge not to mention the various other rhymes acronyms dialects jokes invented words initials and spellings so vital to the plots The books have even been translated into Latin and Ancient Greek a great way to raise interest in the languages and provide modern reading texts According to the translator and Wikipedia the Ancient Greek version is the longest text written in Ancient Greek since the novels of Heliodorus of Emesa in the 3rd century AD and took about a year to complete In all versions the high profile status of the books demanded extremely high quality local translation with some of the original translations being updated when readers complained Many of the translators involved were already well known and highly respected But what a great job Posted on July 22 2011 August 18 2011 Author Bridget Categories Language Tags foreign language Harry Potter language novels translation Leave a comment on Harry Potter fever International lol ing Having received an unexpected lol at the end of an email from a French translator I wondered what the equivalent would be in the native tongue Bring on Wikipedia Lol in case you don t have teenage children stands for laugh ing out loud not lots of love as is also sometimes believed Although commonly used in many languages there are some native tongue equivalents such as mdr the French use the abbreviation of mort de rire which roughly translates as died of laughter mkm in Afghanistan this abbreviation of the Dari phrase ma

    Original URL path: http://www.firstedit.co.uk/blog/author/bridget/page/24/ (2016-02-09)
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  • c of c logo | First Edition Translations
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    Original URL path: http://www.firstedit.co.uk/blog/2013/01/make-an-exhibition-of-yourself/c-of-c-logo/ (2016-02-09)
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  • The language of Greek food | First Edition Translations
    by Sofka Zinovieff spanning life in Athens from before WWII to current times Food and at times the lack of food plays a huge part in the book and is intrinsically linked to the country s political and social history so I thought today I would take a look at what and when the Greeks eat Starting with breakfast πρωινό proinó from the Ancient Greek πρωί proí meaning morning Well they kind of don t The nature of eating in Greece is late late lunches and late dinners So an early morning meal is considered by many as kind of unnecessary A lot of Greeks will just have a cup of coffee or tea and not much else It is common however to have a mid morning snack κολατσιό kolatsio which could be anything from omelettes or pies to cakes or sweets A particularly social way to eat in Greece is with the traditional μεζές mezés usually accompanied by alcohol The word comes from the Turkish meze meaning taste flavour snack relish and is in turn borrowed from Persian مزه maze taste snack or the verb mazīdan to taste and is found in all cuisines of the former Ottoman Empire How wonderful to sit with a group of family and friends with a cold glass of wine or Ouzo and a selection of tiny dishes of spicy and savoury dishes such as olives bread beans vegetables meat and cheese There are of course a whole host of meals and dishes enjoyed and influenced by the Greeks which reflect the chequered history of the country One of the oldest cuisines and indeed civilisations of the world Greece has a culinary tradition of around 4 000 years and has spread its influence far and wide a historical forerunner of Western cooking A

    Original URL path: http://www.firstedit.co.uk/blog/2012/11/the-language-of-greek-food/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Greek food | First Edition Translations
    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 Greek food The language of Greek food Having explored the mealtimes of Brits last week I was interested in how they were known in other countries I have also just enjoyed the novel The House on Paradise Street by Sofka Zinovieff spanning life in Athens from before WWII to current times Food and at times the lack of food plays

    Original URL path: http://www.firstedit.co.uk/blog/tag/greek-food/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Happy New Year! | First Edition Translations
    Fisk on Linguistic Advent Calendar 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 Happy New Year Happy New Year from us all at First Edition Translations Here s to 2013 image Mike Watson Dreamstime com Posted on January 1 2013 December 21 2012 Author Bridget Categories First Edition Translations Tags First Edition Translations Happy

    Original URL path: http://www.firstedit.co.uk/blog/2013/01/happy-new-year-2/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Happy New Year | First Edition Translations
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  • Struggling with translation? | First Edition Translations
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    Original URL path: http://www.firstedit.co.uk/blog/2012/12/struggling-with-translation/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Lost in translation? | First Edition Translations
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