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Sporting Expressions

By |November 29th, 2011|

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 about […]

Veritas is the region’s Most Promising New Business

By |November 28th, 2011|

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 the […]

Most Promising New Business

By |November 24th, 2011|

We have some fantastic news here at Veritas – our dedication, passion and enthusiasm has been noted by the lovely people at the Swansea Bay Regional Business Awards. Veritas has been recognised as one of the region’s most promising new businesses, and we will soon find out if we have […]

Let’s talk English: The “double U”

By |November 24th, 2011|

“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, not […]

Voracious V

By |November 18th, 2011|

The Scottish Dialect

By |November 16th, 2011|

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, Scotch, […]

U or me?

By |November 14th, 2011|

Cup of T

By |November 11th, 2011|

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 tongue sits […]

Italian Dialects

By |November 10th, 2011|

A dialect is a regional variation of a language distinguished by pronunciation, grammar or vocabulary. This can be influenced by location, historical background, and possibly from differing cultures. This is especially true of Italy where, until 1871, it was a fractured peninsular split between different, and constantly shifting, nations.

The first […]

When things go wrong…

By |November 9th, 2011|

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 a […]

Literary Translation – Part III

By |November 4th, 2011|

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By |November 3rd, 2011|

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Literary Translation – Part II

By |November 2nd, 2011|

Literary Translation – Part I

By |November 1st, 2011|