Language

The Strange and Amazing Origins of Popular Southern Expressions

The Strange and Amazing Origins of Popular Southern Expressions 2560 1707 Atomic Scribe
Southern slang is a great example of how unique subsets of a language can be, and how language can evolve and grow. read more

The Keres Language: A Language Family Fighting for Survival

The Keres Language: A Language Family Fighting for Survival 2560 1440 Atomic Scribe
After hundreds of years of colonization and with languages disappearing around the world due to globalization, Keresan has an uphill battle to survive. However, there have been promising movements to preserve Native American languages in recent years. read more

The Languages that Rule the Internet and Why Translation Can Help

The Languages that Rule the Internet and Why Translation Can Help 2560 1700 Atomic Scribe
Though English still dominates the internet, other languages are also widely used and should be targeted for translation and localization. read more
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Extinct Languages: The Languages We Have Lost in the 21st Century

Extinct Languages: The Languages We Have Lost in the 21st Century 2560 1709 Atomic Scribe
Did you know 42% of all known languages that exist today are endangered? Unfortunately, we have already lost dozens of languages to extinction in this young century. Here are just a few that we believe should be remembered. read more

How Lack of Translation Can Negatively Affect Voter Turnout

How Lack of Translation Can Negatively Affect Voter Turnout 2560 1707 Atomic Scribe
A rising number of Americans are having trouble understanding their choices in the voting booth and are not granted translation access on election day. read more

Atomic Scribe and #BlackLivesMatter

Atomic Scribe and #BlackLivesMatter 2560 2048 Atomic Scribe
The language we use can be coded and harmful, but it can also be a force for good. So here are some ways to harness the power of language to fight for racial equality. read more

A Decade in Review: The Language Services Industry and the 2010s

A Decade in Review: The Language Services Industry and the 2010s 2560 1707 Atomic Scribe
Welcome to 2020! To celebrate, let’s looks back on how the 2010s changed the language services industry, for the better and worse. read more

Transcription and Translation: The Rise of the Machines

Transcription and Translation: The Rise of the Machines 2500 1667 Atomic Scribe
While we are extremely close to machines being able to understand monotonous, clear English spoken by a single speaker, problems arise when you have recordings with groups of people, difficult audio, and slang and broken English. read more

Why Businesses Should Translate Their Materials

Why Businesses Should Translate Their Materials 2500 1668 Atomic Scribe
In the United States, business materials are usually exclusively in English, even though we’re living through a period of non-English language growth that will only increase in the future. That’s millions of consumers businesses might not be reaching. read more

The Seri Language: Recent Growth Against the Odds

The Seri Language: Recent Growth Against the Odds 2500 1667 Atomic Scribe
In contrast to most languages with few speakers, the Seri language has actually grown over the last century. While there were believed to be just 200 Seri people in the 1920s, as of 2015 it is estimated that there are between 600 and 1,000 native speakers. read more