Archive for August, 2015

It’s a crazy wor(l)d: The craziest languages in the world – and why

Tuvan. Wolof. Zazaki. – Have you ever even heard of them? Tuvan, Wolof and Zazaki are languages. Tuvan (also known as Tuvinian) is spoken by around 200,000 nomads who roam around southern Siberia and Mongolia. Wolof is one of the Niger-Congo languages. More than three million people in West Africa (mainly in Senegal) speak this exotic language. Zazaki, on the other hand, is the popular speech of the so-called Zaza, who read more…

“Everything always runs smoothly with lingoking” – an interview with Peter Reidel, our Service Provider of the Month

Peter Reidel – Our lingoking service provider of the month of July! Mr Reidel, we’d like to thank you for your excellent work last month in particular, but also for your work in the previous months. Last month, you carried out a large number of translation assignments for us, including a very large project, and always delivered top quality. We were also delighted that you were able to help us read more…

German words on a journey – drifting all the way to Tanzania and Russia

We, as people, are not the only ones who like to travel, but various culinary dishes, traditional customs and even words have often travelled a great distance. Did you know that in Brazil for example, the German word “Schmier” (grease/oil/lubricant) that originates from the verb “schmieren” (to oil/grease/lubricate), is used for jam? This is only one of many German words that actually made their journey to another continent. Words that read more…