The tree of languages

Phylogeny (or phylogenesis) is the origin and evolution of a set of organisms, usually of a species. A major task of phylogenists is to determine the ancestor-descendant relationships among known species (both living and extinct).

Philology is the study of ancient texts and languages. Historical linguistics (or comparative linguistics) is the branch of philology that studies languages and their interrelationships. A philological tree (or tree of languages) traces the evolutionary interrelationships among languages believed to have originated from a common ancestor.

This issue of our blog compares the tree of life to the tree of languages.

About the German Language and its Dialects

German is the second most used language in the internet, according to the January 2015 issue of “Usage Statistics of Content Languages for Websites” Therefore, it is a language to keep in mind, if you are considering translating your website or business documentation. This blog provides useful information about this European language.

Writing and Designing for Translation

A good translation begins with the writing of the source text. Therefore, writing copy that is clear, concise, and grammatically correct will help the translators, for whom English is second language, generate product instructions that give your business a competitive edge and get to market earlier.