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Robertson Languages and United Bible Societies

Robertson Languages  has had a busy month. Thanks to our experience of managing similar projects and teams of expert linguists from all around the world we were selected to work with The United Bible Societies who are holding their annual World Assembly in Philadelphia from 12 to 18 May 2016. Our contribution to this year’s

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Aurebesh: Force is strong with Google

Planning to see the new Star Wars film next month? Goodness, what a coincidence… so are my son and I. And as keen linguists, we’re both excited about the fact that Google has just powered up its Aurebesh translation service. Aure-what? Really, where have you been since… well, a long time ago? Aurebesh is the

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Will your job be automated in 20 years?

A new study by Oxford University and Deloitte calculates the probability that any given job category will be rendered obsolete by machines within the next twenty years. From my perspective, that’s a handy time period to be considering – since it will take me (approximately) up to retirement. I followed the link (you can do

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Quechua, a language reborn

They used to say that the definition of “cultured” was someone who could hear the William Tell overture without immediately thinking of the Lone Ranger. Well, for those of you who recognise the word “Quechua” as denoting more than just a camping and hiking brand owned by a major European sports retailer, this story may

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Philosophical insights from the builders

he neighbours are having an extension built over the summer, and as a result our back garden is being treated to a high-decibel stream of bubblegum pop from the last 40 years, constantly punctuated with “sponsor messages”. Thanks, guys! Aren’t there any builders out there who like classical music or Cole Porter? Or, failing that,

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