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3 stylistic differences between English and French

Posted on April 6, 2020

It’s not easy to tell if a translation is good or not when you don’t know much about translation! In her blog post, Ève Lyne Marchand explains three fundamental differences between English and French that will help you gain some understanding.

Standard spelling in Cree

Posted on March 30, 2020

English spelling is notoriously inconsistent: one sound can be represented in several different ways. Think of the vowel sound in “bed,” “bread,” “friend” and “leisure,” for example. But spelling problems don’t exist in Cree at all! Learn why in this post by guest bloggers Arden Ogg and Dorothy Thunder.

Cryptocurrency vocabulary: Genesis of a terminology project

Posted on March 23, 2020

How do terminologists choose a subject for a terminology project? And once they find a subject, what are the next steps? Xavier Darras, a terminologist with the Office québécois de la langue française, explains it all in his post on the creation of a cryptocurrency glossary, Vocabulaire de la cryptomonnaie.

The French invasion of English

Posted on March 16, 2020

Did you know that French had an enormous impact on the English language? André Racicot explains how and why.

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