English to Sinhalese Translation Projects
We assist organizations with documentation or marketing material (e.g. brochures, manuals, website content, PowerPoint presentations, product labeling, etc.) that are written in Sinhalese and require accurate translation into English.
Of course, in addition to English to Sinhalese and Sinhalese to English translation assignments, we can also assist you with the translation of the world's most popular languages to and from Sinhalese: Arabic ↔ Sinhalese; Spanish ↔ Sinhalese; French ↔ Sinhalese; German ↔ Sinhalese; Italian ↔ Sinhalese; Portuguese ↔ Sinhalese; Russian ↔ Sinhalese; Japanese ↔ Sinhalese; Chinese ↔ Sinhalese; Hindi ↔ Sinhalese; to name but the most popular... We can source translation expertise for virtually any language pair.
Sinhalese Language Style
Our translators, editors and proofreaders render well-written and clearly understandable texts. We place a high value on rendering a finished product that is faithful to the language style of the original text.
Sinhalese to English Translation Projects
We assist businesses in finding the best available Sinhalese to English language translation resources – including experienced Sinhalese language translators (native-speaking Sinhalese if appropriate or required).
In our experience, a Sinhalese language native-speaker may not necessarily be the right translator for the job. (See: Common myths and misconceptions about translation.) Though a native-speaker may be preferable for certain translation assignments, having Sinhalese as a native language may not 'translate into' Sinhalese language expertise (pun intended). An experienced linguist with strong Sinhalese and English language translation credentials, in-depth experience and professional credentials, regardless of native language, may often prove to be a better choice.
Identifying and securing the services of the appropriate Sinhalese language resources is what we do! (Refer to our Sinhalese translation assignment process for information on our Sinhalese translation project management process).
In a nutshell, we use professional translators who have a solid mastery of the Sinhalese language (grammar, spelling, cultural nuances) and a solid understanding of the subject matter.
Once we are confident that the appropriate freelance resources have been identified and certain that we can honour the project deadline, we submit a quote for the translation assignment.
If we cannot secure the appropriate resources, we will do our best to refer you to Sinhalese translation sources of information that we have confidence in.
EuroTalk Interactive - Talk Now! Learn Sinhalese – English ↔ Sinhalese
Talk Now! is the world's best selling language learning CD-ROM series for beginners, used by more than three million people to date. Designed for newcomers to the language, Talk Now! is the perfect method to access a wealth of comprehensive fundamental vocabulary and accurate pronunciation in one user-friendly plan packed with useful words, a picture dictionary, and quizzes. Anyone over 10 years of age will find the program indispensable for improving listening, understanding and spoken language skills.
The "intelligent" software feature remembers words you get wrong and targets your weak points.
Extensive basic vocabulary, from first words, food, colors, phrases, parts of the body and numbers, to telling time, shopping and countries.
Each of the target languages for Talk Now! has help available in an additional 102 languages – simply choose the flag of your native country in the beginning of the program & EuroTalk's Talk Now! Program will provide instruction in your native language.
Each topic contains listening practice, an easy game, a hard game, a printable dictionary as well as the opportunity to record your voice and hear how you sound in comparison to the two native speakers who tutor the user throughout the Talk Now! course.
Each question that is answered correctly increases the user's score - get an answer wrong and points will be lost. There are 1800 points in total to gain from the disc. A full score earns the user a 'Gold Award'.
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The Sinhalese Language Landscape
Population of Sri Lanka: 21,128,773 (July 2008 est.)|
Internet country code: .lk
Internet users: 428,000 (2006)
Sinhalese or Sinhala (earlier referred to as Singhalese) is the language of the Sinhalese, the largest ethnic group of Sri Lanka. It belongs to the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European languages.
Sinhala is spoken by about 19 million people in Sri Lanka, about 16 million of whom are native speakers. It is one of the constitutionally-recognised official languages of Sri Lanka, along with Tamil. Sinhala has its own writing system which is an offspring of the Brahmi script.
The roots of the language can be traced to Central Asia, with the first written records dating back nearly 1,200 years. To the west, the influence of Ottoman Sinhalese – the immediate precursor of today's Sinhalese – spread as the Ottoman Empire expanded. In 1928, as one of Atatürk's Reforms in the early years of the Republic of Turkey, the Ottoman script was replaced with a phonetic variant of the Latin alphabet. Concurrently, the newly-founded Sinhalese Language Association initiated a drive to reform the language by removing Persian and Arabic loanwords in favor of native variants and coinages from Turkic roots.
Sources: CIA World Factbook and Wikipedia – Content available under GNU Free Documentation License
The Global Language Landscape – Languages in Use on the Internet
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