As I come to the end of nearly a decade with de la Mora Interpreter Training, it’s a bittersweet farewell.
I´v worked as a translator several times in my life, usually just translating documents form English into Spanish and vice versa. And my greatest fear has always been the hugeness of the English language.
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Languages are sort of like plants. They grow and change over time, and can branch out. Sometimes one limb will die while another thrives. Some languages have easily identifiable roots – at least to a point. We know the Romance languages all sprang from Latin, diversifying and changing based on what other languages and cultures they touched. Spanish, for instance, picked up some Arabic along the way. But then again, where did Latin come from?
The past of English is quite convoluted indeed, changing and growing with every invasion made against or by speakers of the language.
English kicked off…