7 Interesting Facts About Ancient Languages

Linguists estimate that language most likely originated between 350,000 and 1.8 million years ago, though it is difficult to pinpoint where animal communication ended and human language began. Even profoundly conservative estimates place the birth of language at tens of thousands of years ago. So, one way or another, languages have had quite long time to grow, evolve, and change. [Read more...]

Tips for translators in small languages

There are languages like Spanish (tons of work, lots of translators), and languages like French and German (good amount of work, not a surplus of translators), and then there are languages like Tagalog, Nepali, Bulgarian, Amharic, Icelandic, and so on. What are some pathways to a viable freelance business if you do one of those languages of lesser diffusion? [Read more...]