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In all areas of industry and commerce there is a need for international language services which need to be accurate. Even the smallest mistake can cause problems in understanding and this is a problem not only in commercial documents but also in legal, medical and academic scripts. At Language Inc. we have been providing quality translations, editing and proofreading services for a range of clients across the world for many years and we are confident that our service is on par with the very best in the industry.

Language Inc. was founded to cater for the increasing need for language services in all areas of business. We now have a reputation for excellence that is backed up by our many satisfied regular clients to whom we provide with quality assured translation services that are second to none. We are committed to offering fast and accurate language solutions with the emphasis on attention to detail. We are more than happy to talk to you about any specific requirements you may have, so feel free to get in touch.

At Language Inc. we are particularly proud of our options which include a four stage translation solution, offering the very best in quality and accuracy. We use only native speakers who are experienced and qualified in the language they translate into and each service provider is carefully selected in order to ensure that they are up to the Language Inc. standard of service. As such, we promise our clients that the service provided will always be of the very highest quality. If you have any questions about our services and solutions, please do not hesitate to get in touch and one of the team will be more than happy to help.

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Lingala

LingalaBackground and status

Lingala (Ngala) is a language from the Bantu branch of the Niger-Congo language family, with approximately 5.5 million native speakers (2007) and 7 million second language speakers (1999).  It is spoken mostly in the north-western region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a large area of the Republic of Congo, and partially in Angola and the Central African Republic.  While not an official language of any country it is a national language of the DRC and the Republic of Congo.

The Lingala spoken today is based on Bobangi, the local trade dialectal used by the Bangala people living beside the Congo River from Lisala to Kinshasa.  With the arrival of the European missionaries during the last two decades of the 19th century, Bobangi was used as the administrative language, and thus became the common vernacular of the area.  The tribes living upstream mistook Bobangi for the language of the Bangala, and termed it Lingala, or “language of the Bangala”.

Usage

Since Lingala is based on a trade dialect of people with very similar native tongues, words from numerous other languages have permeated Lingala, such as French, Portuguese, English, and Dutch.  Mostly, the degree to which words are borrowed from other languages depends greatly on the speaker and the occasion. 

Lingala is more a spoken language than a written one and until the Société Zaïroise des Linguistes (Zairian Linguist Society) developed a writing system in 1976, there was no standard spelling system in place and the language rules were decidedly flexible, varying from one region to the next. 

Lingala can be divided into several variations, namely Standard Lingala (largely used in formal functions and education), Spoken Lingala (colloquial Lingala used primarily in informal functions), and Kinshasa and Brazzaville Lingala, which are the dialects spoken in the Congo capitals.

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At Language Inc., a professional language service supplier, we are able to assist you with your translation requests. Please visit our website (https://www.language-inc.org/en/services/languages ) to view the list of languages we can translate into and from to assist you to reach your target audience. Whether you need a translation into French, Spanish, Portuguese, Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa or any other language listed, please feel free to be in contact with us.

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Latin

LatinBackground and status

Latin falls under the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages, and during the 5th century BCE was the native language to an area called Latium (now Lazio) in central Italy, of which Rome was a prominent town.  As the Roman Kingdom spread across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, Latin became the language used across the empire as the language of the law, government and gradually also of everyday life.

The 15th century in Europe saw Latin being systematically replaced by the written forms of the various dialects in use across Europe.  These dialects, most of which were influenced by or derived from Latin, are now known as the modern Romance languages, namely Italian, French, Portuguese, Spanish, and Romanian. This was the cause of Latin losing its status as the foremost language of learning and religion. 

Due to the fact that nowadays no one claims Latin as a first language, it is considered a dormant language.  However, a Latin dialect called Ecclesiastical Latin remains the official language of the Vatican City and the Catholic Church, with many students and Christian clergy speaking Latin fluently. 

Usage

Two initial forms of Latin were Classical Latin and Vulgar Latin.  Classical Latin was used by the upper-class Romans, while Vulgar Latin was the more common spoken variety and the dialect taught to the societies ruled by the Romans.  Wishing to communicate freely with the crowds, Vulgar Latin (sermo vulgi, or “the speech of the masses”) became the overriding vernacular. Eventually Vulgar Latin developed into what we now know as Romanian.

Across the world, Latin terminology is still used widely in specialised areas such as science, technology, medicine, and law.  Currently, there is an increasing ‘Living Latin’ movement directed at revitalising Latin as a spoken and written form of first language communication.

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At Language Inc., a professional language service supplier, we are able to assist you with your translation requests. Please visit our website (https://www.language-inc.org/en/services/languages ) to view the list of languages we can translate into and from to assist you to reach your target audience. Whether you need a translation into French, Spanish, Portuguese, Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa or any other language listed, please feel free to be in contact with us.

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Croatian

CroatiaBackground and status

Croatian (Hrvatski) is the official language in Croatia, as well as in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In addition, Croatian is recognised as one of the official languages of the European Union.  Approximately 5.5 million people across Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Serbian province of Vojvodina, the Romanian county of Caras-Severin, and the Croatian diaspora speak Croatian as first language, while a further 1.25 million people in Slovenia claim it as a second language.

Croatian (part of the Serbo-Croatian language group) is a Western South Slavic language, with three principal vernaculars, namely Čakavian, Kajkavian, and Štokavian.  Serbo-Croatian language is the collective term used for Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, and Montenegrin.  These languages are mutually intelligible, as they are all based on the same dialect of Štokavian. 

Usage

Up until 1850 there was no standardised written form of Croatian.  To rectify this, several Croatian and Serbian authors and linguists teamed up to create a standardised written form that was based on the widely used Štokavian dialect.  Nowadays, the current standard language is outlined in several different linguistic publications, as well as grammar books and lexicons prescribed by the Ministry of Education for the school syllabus.  However, there is no monitoring council that regulates the correct usage of the Croatian language.  While many loan words from other languages have found their way into the Croatian language, an attempt is being made to replace these loan words with new and unique Croatian words. 

Native Croatians view having their own distinct language as an integral aspect to their national identity.  For this reason, the Declaration on the Status and Name of the Croatian Literary Language policy was passed in 1967, granting the Croatian language more independence and allowing it to be considered a language distinct to that of the Serbo-Croatian languages.

At Language Inc., a professional language service supplier, we are able to assist you with your translation requests. Please visit our website (https://www.language-inc.org/en/services/languages ) to view the list of languages we can translate into and from to assist you to reach your target audience. Whether you need a translation into French, Spanish, Portuguese, Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa or any other language listed, please feel free to be in contact with us.

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Burmese

BurmeseBackground and status

Burmese is the official language of Myanmar and is also spoken across Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.  A member of the Tibeto-Burman group of the Sino-Tibetan language family, Burmese is first language to an estimated 32 million people (according to a 2007 survey), with a further 10 million people speaking it as a second language.  While widely known as Burmese, the Constitution of Myanmar formally recognizes the English name of this language as the Myanmar language.

The rounded appearance of the Burmese script (known as ca-lonh) is contributed to the usage of palm leaves as antique writing material; straight line script would have been produced by a torn part of the leaf.

Usage

Burmese dialects used in the Irrawaddy River Valley are chiefly uniform as they all use modifications of Standard Burmese; although vocabulary and pronunciation differs slightly, the dialects share common clarity.  The semantic differences occur in the vocabulary choices concerning relationships. Upper Burmese speakers distinguish between maternal and paternal sides of the family, while Lower Burmese speakers do not.  In addition, certain vernaculars use the same first person pronoun for men and women alike, whereas others use different pronouns for each gender.  Furthermore, spoken Burmese takes the speaker’s status and age relative to the audience into consideration, with pronouns conveying degrees of esteem and politeness level. 

Burmese uses two different forms of language, applicable only to decorum and not with district or speech.  The Literary High form, or Written Burmese (mranma ca) is used mostly in literature, newspapers, and formal speeches; and Spoken Low form (mranma ca ka) is used in colloquial daily conversation, television, and comics.  While the Literary form remains in use in written contexts such as literary and scholarly works, the latest tendency has been to use the everyday spoken language more widely.

At Language Inc., a professional language service supplier, we are able to assist you with your translation requests. Please visit our website (https://www.language-inc.org/en/services/languages ) to view the list of languages we can translate into and from to assist you to reach your target audience. Whether you need a translation into French, Spanish, Portuguese, Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa or any other language listed, please feel free to be in contact with us.

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