Do you need a Welsh translator in London?
Language Direct can provide you with an experienced and highly qualified linguist who can work with you and offer expertise in the specific field or area that you need.
Around 740,000 people speak Welsh. 580,000 of those are native speakers who live in Wales and 150,000 in England. Only 16% of the population in Wales consider themselves fluent in the Welsh language.
The language has seen a decline of speakers over the years. This makes it challenging to find a good Welsh interpreter.
A Welsh translator must be highly proficient in the language, and must completely understand cultural and linguistic nuances.
Here are a few things a Welsh translator must know:
- The Welsh vocabulary derives from original Brittonic words. There are also loanwords from Latin and English. However, some sounds do not exist in the English Language. There are also other linguistic features that are rare in other European languages.
- The general word order is verb – subject – object. Colloquial Welsh uses auxiliaries with its verbs. Possessive pronouns are doubled or reinforced.
- Another important thing to note for a Welsh interpreter is that the language has no particular standard form. There are differences in pronunciation, vocabulary and minor grammatical features between the dialects in the north and south, but there are also additional variations between counties.
- In addition, Modern Welsh has two main registers: Colloquial Welsh and Literary Welsh. Here, a Welsh translator (read about Welsh translation) must also know the type of document to be translated in order to use the right register.
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