The Art of Good Translation

The Art of Good Translation

“We are told, in chapter 11 of Genesis, that once “the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech”. In the aftermath of Noah’s flood, the survivors decided to celebrate their lucky escape in a time-honoured way: with triumphal architecture. “Let us build us a...
How babies Sort Out Language

How babies Sort Out Language

If you dream of your child growing up bilingual, it’s essential that you start from day one or, even better, before your baby is welcomed into the world. Did you know that the foetus is exposed to the rhythms and sounds of language before birth? In this article from...
Pineapple or Ananas?

Pineapple or Ananas?

Taking a look at the following table, do you notice anything strange? ‘Pineapple’, the English name for the tropical plant & fruit Ananas is completely different from the rest of the languages listed in the table. According to Wikipedia, “the word ‘pineapple’ in...
We’ve got a Little Fairy Among Us

We’ve got a Little Fairy Among Us

n a small study in a hidden corner of Villa Mirabello, amongst bonsai trees, pastels and freshly sketched drawings, Viviana Spreafico works and collaborates with us. She’s a Milanese illustrator and letterer and the creator of the drawings in our tale Glocalland and...

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