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Metàtesi

La metàtesi lingüística fa referència a la transposició de sons a l’interior d’una paraula. De vegades, totes dues formes resultants de la paraula es troben al diccionari: àguila, àliga (ocell rapinyaire) xicalla, quitxalla (conjunt de nois o noies) egua, euga … Continue reading

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Fun with back translation

Reverse translation refers to translating out of your native language into a foreign language, an activity that many interpreters do but not many professional translators. An excellent active knowledge of the foreign language is required, no doubt. Professional interpreters do … Continue reading

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Favourite selections

Today’s post is the first of an occasional series that Tradiling readers can contribute to: Favourite selections. The idea of favourite selections is not original. Books of quotations, anthologies of music, tourist guides, they are all based on the same … Continue reading

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Donald Trump’s John Hancock

The start of July is noteworthy, among other things, for a cluster of national liberation anniversaries around the world: 1 July: Canada Day 3 July: Independence Day in Belarus 4 July: Independence Day in the USA 6 July: Independence Day … Continue reading

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The Oxford comma

What is the Oxford comma and should you use it? The Oxford comma (also known as Harvard comma or serial comma) is a style of punctuation that involves separating the last two items in a list with a comma followed … Continue reading

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