Translators work to preserve languages, dialects and history

Translators play a vital role in saving the world’s languages, their work allowing 6,000 to 7,000 spoken tongues to exist, and 3,000 rare dialects to survive.

“Without translation, there is no history of mankind,” said linguist Astrid Guillaume, of the Sorbonne University in Paris.

“We know histories and cultures of the world only by way of translations,” she added.

The word “translate” comes from the Latin “traducere,” which means “to carry across.” Here are three examples of how translators serve linguistic diversity.

Read more: The Japan Times

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