If you have been on a vacation to a foreign land where the local language is alien to you and the locals do not quite well understand or converse in the language that you speak, you may have had your first brush with the fact that knowing a language is so important to be able to connect to a person.'
Indeed the human emotions may be extremely imposing but they can be manifest more accurately only when we make use of language. Apparently, linguists believe that the tongue that we speak tells us a lot about our ethnicity and our roots. It talks about our traditions and notions, the norms we follow in our life consciously or subconsciously and it says a lot about who we as a person are. The way we pronounce our accents also is a direct indication of our genealogical pool and if you ever want to understand the original place from where your ancestors came, it is possible if there is a deep study conducted by language experts.
You may be wondering that translating work is a recent discipline and it cannot be more than a century or two old form of art.
But you may be pleasantly surprised to hear that the first ever book to have been documented to have been translated is the holy bible and the patron saint Jerome who is incidentally been attributed to having translated the bible for the first time.
The translators world over and people from all the other disciplines that have benefitted from it in the whole world rejoice on 30th of September and celebrate it as the world translation day in memory of th saint coincidentally is also the feast day of that great saint.
It has been noticed particularly that Saint Jerome was near perfection in his translation and the people coming after he came as far as getting good like him but none so perfect like him.
Translation means “transferring something”. It has its roots in the classical language of Latin and it does not mean transferring anything physically but transferring the meaning of the words and phrases from one language to another. The fact that today there are more than seven thousand languages in the world today makes it extremely important that we accord a lot of importance to this skill. Language is the best way to bond with people.
The most translated works: The Bible is till date the most translated work of all times. It has been translated into a whopping six hundred languages and also digitally transferred in much more. The most translated public document: This fact may not be really surprising. “The United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights” document is said to have been translated into four hundred languages because every member country of the United Nations has it translated into all the languages that the people in the country locally speak.