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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.…

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…

Test Your Knowledge: World Languages Quiz!

Test Your Knowledge: World Languages Quiz!

World Languages Quiz! 67% of the population in Ukraine speaks this language: Ukrainian RussianWhat’s the written language in Taiwan? Simplified Chinese Traditional ChineseThe official language of the Republic of India is: Indian HindiThe language spoken in the Roman Empire was: Italian Roman English Amharic is the language spoken in: Ethiopia…