LinguaTute

May 2023

The Schwa As A Symbol Of Gender Inclusivity In Modern Italian

In recent years, the need for gender-inclusive language has risen throughout many cultures, as seen in the widespread use of the 3rd person singular “they” and “them” in English. Italian, however, has opted to introduce an unfamiliar sound – the schwa – to determine gender-inclusive nouns. The Schwa There is a sound familiar to so […]

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Oxford Admissions Tests: A Quick Guide To The LAT (Language Aptitude Test)

What is the LAT (Language Aptitude Test)? One of the most famous and unique Oxbridge admissions tests is Oxford’s Language Aptitude Test, which is effectively a linguistic challenge where applicants are given short examples from an artificial language, and asked to translate sentences of increasing length and difficulty from and into this invented language in

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Elvis Has Left The Chamber: What Is Lost And Gained When Translating Harry Potter

The Trials and Tribulations of Translating Harry Potter Literature aimed at the younger reader often has deceptively complex language, as it tends to rely on word-play, puns and humour – all of which are intrinsically tied to the rules of the original language and its cultural conventions. Jokes drawing on homophones and cultural inside-jokes can

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