Sardinian

Sardinian translation services

Classification

Indo-European > Romance

Script

Roman

Text direction

Left-to-right

Speakers

2 million

Other names

Official language

Also spoken

Italy

Interesting Fact

For a long time Sardinian was considered a dialect of Italian, but it is actually a separate language and even has its own dialect - Gallurese, a version of Sardinian influenced by neighbouring Corsica.

Profile

Sardinian is a Romance language spoken in the island of Sardinia, in Italy. It has about 1 million speakers but the number of speakers currently seems to be falling.

Some consider it to be the closest language to Latin of all the Romance languages. A study carried out back in 1949 concluded that only 8% of Sardinian vocabulary, syntax, phonology, intonation and inflection was different to Latin, compared to the 20% difference between Spanish and Latin, and the 44% difference between French and Latin. The evidence is quite clear from some of the terms used; for example, “home” is “Casa” in Italian but “Domus” in both Latin and Sardinian.

The languages of Sardinia have been protected and recognized by regional and national laws since the late 1990’s and there are now attempts to unify the variants of the language.

Services offered for this language

Translation / Transcreation / Subtitling / Localization / Adaptation / Copywriting / Authoring / Proofreading / Revision / Editing / Translation quality assurance / Terminology / Linguistic validation / Glossary creation / Dubbing / Voice-overs / Transcription / Typesetting / Simultaneous interpreting / Consecutive interpreting / Conference interpreting / Telephone interpreting / Public service interpreting / Interpreting equipment hire / Foreign language consulting

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