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Go Ahead, Make Up New Words!

Go Ahead, Make Up New Words!

At wintranslation, we work as a volunteer translator with TED's Open Translation project, a global volunteer effort to subtitle TED Talks, and enable the inspiring ideas in them to crisscross languages and borders. We are currently working on subtitling TED Talks into various languages, including French Canadian and Chinese. Check…

Case Study: Translation And DTP Of Health & Safety Manual Into 10 Languages

Case Study: Translation and DTP of Health & Safety Manual Into 10 Languages

BACKGROUND Recent changes in provincial legislation made it a requirement for all employees whose jobs involve working at heights to obtain accredited training. Our client, the IHSA (Infrastructure Health & Safety Association) is a leader in health and safety education, and through skills-based training, auditing, and evaluation, they provide safety…

Ojibwe Months: Names Chosen By Nature?

Ojibwe Months: Names Chosen By Nature?

In Ojibwe, September is known as “Waatebagaa-giizis” meaning “Leaves Turning Moon” In most languages, there is usually one standard way to refer to a month. However, this is definitely not the case when it comes to the Ojibwe language! In Ojibwe, months are named based on observations about nature or…