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Italian to English and English to Italian Translation Services
* The Italian alphabet is based on the Latin and consists of 21 letters, 5 vowels and 16 consonants.
* The letters J, K, W, X and Y are only used for loan words and foreign names although there are a few exceptions.
* The letter H is always silent when used at the beginning of a word and is also used in combination with other letters, however the /h/ sound does not exist in the Italian language.
* Italian uses both the grave and acute accent over the letter ‘E’ to indicate a mid-open or mid-close vowel while the grave accent is used to mark stress positions for the last letter of a word.
Samples of Italian Translation and Interpretation Services
* We have performed Italian translation services, along with proofreading for two prominent book publishers!
About the Italian Language
* Italian is spoken by around 60 million people in Italy, Switzerland, San Marino, the Vatican City, Malta and Eritrea with a number of speakers living in Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Australia, Canada, the USA and the UK.
* Italian is a Romance language from the Indo-European language family and is spoken mostly on the Italian peninsula.
* There are several common dialects that are all considered to form a single language all of which are derived from Vulgar Latin.
* Standard Italian as a literary dialect first began to be developed in the 13th and 14th Centuries and was basically the Florentine dialect stripped of all local characteristics.
* There are a wide variety of Italian dialects which are often considered to represent the very distinct difference between Northern and Southern Italy which has existed since Roman times.
* The many Italian dialects can be divided into the Gallo-Italian dialects from the North, Venetan dialects spoken in North Eastern Italy, a Balkano-Romance dialect spoken on the peninsula between Croatia and Slovenia as well as the Tuscan and Sicilian dialects.
Interesting Facts about Italian
* The Divine Comedy published by Dante in the 14th Century mixed several Southern dialects with the Tuscan dialect in order to create a poem which all of Italy could relate to and is believed to be the main reason why the Tuscan dialect is so widely present today.
* The Italian flag is known as the il Tricolore and the equal green, white and red panels each represent the territories that form the Republic of Italy.
* The most common and well known pizza in the world, the Margherita was ‘invented’ in Naples to honour Queen Margherita of Savoy’s visit in 1889.