29 11, 2011

Sporting Expressions

By |November 29th, 2011|Linguistics|0 Comments|

The team I play for has recently gained an American coach. This has been great for us, but the language barrier has sometimes proven difficult to surmount. He uses a lot of sports metaphors from basketball, baseball and American football, which often leave us stumped. This got me thinking [...]

28 11, 2011

Veritas is the region’s Most Promising New Business

By |November 28th, 2011|Veritas Language Solutions|5 Comments|

As our regular blog readers will know, last Friday Veritas attended the Swansea Bay Regional Business Awards, hoping to win the Most Promising New Business award.  I’m pleased to announce that we won! Our directors, Rachel Bryan and Sharon Stephens, and one of our Project Managers, Estrella Ruiz, attended [...]

24 11, 2011

Most Promising New Business

By |November 24th, 2011|Veritas Language Solutions|0 Comments|

24 11, 2011

The “double U”

By |November 24th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

“Double U” is the only English letter name with more than one syllable, except for the occasionally used, though somewhat archaic, œ. It is also the only English letter whose name is not pronounced with any of the sounds that the letter typically makes.

For years, it remained an outsider, [...]

18 11, 2011

Voracious V

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16 11, 2011

The Scottish Dialect

By |November 16th, 2011|Cultural|1 Comment|

The blog post below on Italian dialects got me thinking about the UK, and if we have anything similar occurring here. This led me straight up north to Scotland. ‘Scots’ is the collective name for a number of dialects spoken in Scotland. These are also known as Doric, Lallans, [...]

14 11, 2011

U or me?

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11 11, 2011

Cup of T

By |November 11th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

T is vital to the English language and is the second –most-often-occurring letter…but have you noticed how much thinner the T section of your dictionary is? This is because it occurs more often at the middle or the end of our words than at the beginning.
Note where your [...]

10 11, 2011

Italian Dialects

By |November 10th, 2011|Cultural, Fun Stuff, Learning Languages|0 Comments|

A dialect is

9 11, 2011

When things go wrong…

By |November 9th, 2011|Translation Process|0 Comments|

Although professional translation companies continually monitor their processes and try to ensure that excellence comes as standard, things can go wrong and a problem can suddenly arise, as this happens in any kind of business.

However, there are several strategies to deal with the unexpected; some will show how professional [...]

4 11, 2011

Literary Translation – Part III

By |November 4th, 2011|Cultural, Fun Stuff|0 Comments|

Of all t

3 11, 2011

Hissing S

By |November 3rd, 2011|Uncategorized|2 Comments|

What does th

2 11, 2011

Literary Translation – Part II

By |November 2nd, 2011|Cultural, Fun Stuff|0 Comments|

1 11, 2011

Literary Translation – Part I

By |November 1st, 2011|Cultural, Fun Stuff|0 Comments|