Thursday, December 07, 2006

USA - Lots of Jobs for Translators

Thousands of U.S. translators and interpreters unlock language for others, whether it's a business needing its technical manuals translated for foreign customers, a hospital requiring translators in its emergency room or a university working with a multilingual student body.

It's a growing field for translators and interpreters, whose numbers have increased with the demands of a multicultural world and a global business economy.

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Posted by Kwintessential at 7:41 PM
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Language translation device preserves Native Indian language

A language translation device used in the 'war on terror' is now being used to preserve American Indian languages.

The military developed the Phraselator to help troops translate spoken English into Middle Eastern languages. It wasn't long before the hand-held device was used for other purposes.

Thornton Media says nearly 50 American Indian tribes have purchased the device, which runs about 33-hundred dollars. Thornton Media president Don Thornton says tribal families use the Phraselator in their homes to teach children their native language.

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Posted by Kwintessential at 7:39 PM
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Word of the Day: sartorial

sartorial \sar-TOR-ee-uhl\, adjective:
1. Of or relating to a tailor or to tailoring.
2. Of or relating to clothing, or style or manner of dress.
3. [Anatomy] Of or relating to the sartorius muscle.

His sartorial style runs toward jeans, Hawaiian shirts and cowboy boots, and he favors the grizzled, haven't-shaven-in-days look. -- Gary Rivlin, "AOL's Rough Riders", Industry Standard, October 23, 2000

She probably sensed that he had married her for her beautiful dark eyes and sartorial splendor -- and she may now have regretted the plumed hats and luxurious fur collars she had worn seductively in her youth. -- Thomas A. Underwood, Allen Tate: Orphan of the South

Posted by Kwintessential at 5:50 PM
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