13th August 2018

Applied etymology: constructed languages

The best part of successful localisation is understanding that what makes for a successful project is not only being accurate, but sounding great while doing it.  […]
9th August 2018

Pidgins and Creoles

We’ve talked in previous posts about the roles which can be played by a lingua franca in trade and politics – mainly in the context of […]
26th July 2018

My Time At One Global As A Language Student

As a translation company, we know that the language industry may not be given as much thought as other industries, and as a result the career […]
24th July 2018

Speling it rite

Given the number of spelling tests set by our teachers at school, it would be easy to think that comprehensible language and correct spelling are inseparable.  […]
18th July 2018

Too many cooks make light work?

When the final book of JK Rowling’s world renowned Harry Potter books was released in 2007, it had built a following of millions around the world […]
10th July 2018

Does punctuation matter?

In 2003, the world was taken by storm by a little book called ‘Eats Shoots & Leaves’ by Lynne Truss.  Although teachers have been banging on […]
3rd July 2018

Stick to the Script

It’s pretty difficult to imagine the modern world without the one invention most dear to linguists: writing.  It’s been around for 5,600 years now, and it’s […]
29th June 2018

Roman Karabaev Our Linguist Of The Month -June

Our linguist of the month award goes to Roman Karabaev who has been collaborating with One Global as a Russian linguist since 2013. Having worked for […]
26th June 2018

Language After Brexit

English is currently one of three procedural language of the European Union.  But with the UK’s exit from the EU only a year away, there has […]
22nd June 2018

Day of the Seafarer

Who among us hasn’t, if only for a moment, daydreamed about leaving our desks and running away to sea?  Even in an age where the globe […]
19th June 2018

Peak English?

The first international treaty written in English was the Treaty of Versailles in 1919, marking the end of the First World War.  Although most people probably […]
12th June 2018

Rise of the Frankenword

Brexit! Brunch! Brillig! Spork! Despite being a relatively recent invention, it seems portmanteaus are everywhere these days.  Most people credit Lewis Carroll with identifying the concept […]
5th June 2018

Interpreters in the Great War

2018 marks 100 years since the end of the First World War, a conflict which engulfed the whole world and destroyed large parts of it.  Dragging […]
30th May 2018

Olga Avdeeva Our Linguist Of the Month – May

Our Linguist of the Month award for May goes to Olga Avdeeva who works primarily for one our key client’s and has made us proud to collaborate […]
29th May 2018

The Rule of Three

“Three – it’s the magic number!” The number 3 has been revered as special or different for thousands of years – ever since humanity first invented […]