Translation is the communication of the meaning of a source-language text by means of an equivalent target-language text.The English language draws a terminological distinction (not all languages do) between translating (a written text) and interpreting (oral or sign-language communication between users of different languages); under this distinction, translation can begin only after the appearance of writing within a language community.
A translator always risks inadvertently introducing source-language words, grammar, or syntax into the target-language rendering. On the other hand, such “spill-overs” have sometimes imported useful source-language calques and loanwords that have enriched target languages. Translators, including early translators of sacred texts, have helped shape the very languages into which they have translated.
Because of the laboriousness of the translation process, since the 1940s efforts have been made, with varying degrees of success, to automate translation or to mechanically aid the human translator. More recently, the rise of the Internet has fostered a world-wide market for translation services and has facilitated “language localization“.
Types of Translation :
- General Translations: These are more basic translations where no experience is required of any country language besides native language in order to do the translation.
- Commercial Translation: Commercial translation is similar to business translation, in which translation of documents is done such as company accounts, letters, annual report and Business documents.
- Medical Translations: Medical Translation has a huge no of categories. They can include anything from drug dosages and cautionary information about the use of a drug to descriptions of medical devices. This translation needs proper documentation.
- Literary Translations: This translation is different as compared to other translations. This mainly included poetic communication function of books, article, stories etc. They should also have prior knowledge of documents. Literary translation requires a lot of skill. We should not forget that the translation of a book or a poem, will be read by thousands of readers. This means that the text needs to be adequate and more unique.
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