A stream of thought from the GoLocalise collective consciousness
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It might seem obvious that each language has its own difficulties. Languages can be so different from one another that some linguistic aspects of one language can seem odd and amusing to another nation. Let’s have some fun with Russian.
It’s that time of year when the supermarkets get filled with eggs, chocolate and cute chicks as the western world prepares to celebrate Easter. But what other celebrations are happening this time of year?
Have you ever wondered where languages come from? You will probably be surprised to learn that most languages belong to one group of languages that are classified as Indo-European.
It’s likely that you’ve read one or all of the Harry Potter books, perhaps even multiple times. But have you ever wondered how J.K. Rowling’s brilliant plays on words were localised for different countries worldwide?
With the increase of globalisation, in the past few decades we have found ourselves communicating more and more with people with different native languages and the need to find a common language arose. Although some have tried to concoct a language that would serve this purpose, English has now become the means of communication among speakers of different mother tongues.
You may have noticed that the days are starting to get longer and the colours around us are getting brighter. Today, as we enjoy a lovely March sunny day, we’d like to tell you about the Holi Festival of Colours.
Today, the 8th of March, is International Women’s Day! And to celebrate we’re going to look at what makes this day so important to women around the world.
The day finally arrived: Pancake Day! We’ve been busy bees here at GoLocalise and what better way to spoil ourselves than with some sweet treats?
As we say goodbye to winter and we start feeling the warmer spring rays of sunshine on our skin, we are also getting ready to celebrate maybe the most colourful festivity of the year: Carnival.
As texts grow old, sometimes their meanings do too. Words that are relevant to a generation or a century will sooner or later become obsolete.