What’s in a name, does your baby cry in French or German and translation specs!
I have just come across some great articles that I thought like-minded language lovers would love. The first is this article about a translation firm who, for the sum of a thousand pounds will have your baby’s prospective name translated into 100 different languages to save future embarrassment. Cool idea! for the rich and famous..
The other is this article about how scientists have been reserching the fact that babies cry differently depending on the lannguage they hear their parents speak. Apparently, babies are already in tune to the language spoken around them when inside the womb and a German baby’s cry is completely different to a French baby’s cry! I wonder what language my babies will cry in.. as they would hear a mixture of Spanish, English and Hebrew!
The next and possibly best (because of its sheer bizarreness) article I have come across is one about a new Japanese invention; glasses that also have the power to translate! This product is still in development, but it should allow 2 or more people to hold a fluid conversation with no common language! When it appears on the market, the gadget will cost a whopping $83,000!