Loanwords and Lexical Borrowings
When two languages collide, words are exchanged from one to the other and vice versa, like electrons shared between two differently charged atoms. Loanwords, otherwise known as lexical borrowings, are among the most common of language contact phenomena. In a cross-linguistic survey of lexical borrowings in 41 separate languages, Haspelmath and Tadmor stated that “no language in the sample — and probably no language in the world — is entirely devoid of loanwords."
Regional Brinkmanship and the Need for a Solid Russian Translation Service
Russia is back in the game of regional brinkmanship and power politics. Events and border disputes in Ukraine, Georgia, and around the periphery of Russia have a lot of folks on edge. While this might mean bad news for some, it’s actually pretty good news — in a strange and tragic turn of logic — for Russian interpreters and translators. The need for a solid Russian translation service is on the rise.
A Russian translation service can help smooth over communication in a part of the world that is becoming increasingly volatile. The Russian divide with Western Europe and America has been in the background for some time. Terrorism and China’s rising status have been the main headline makers for the last few years. It now appears Russia is back on the media and geopolitical map.
Language Translation of Russian Literature Is Big Business
The "classics" tend to be re-translated over the years, and Russian is no exception.