Mee Memorial Hospital agrees to provide indigenous language services

This discussion belongs to Translation news » "Mee Memorial Hospital agrees to provide indigenous language services".
You can see the translation news page and participate in this discussion from there.


Henry Hinds  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 07:55
English to Spanish
+ ...
Indigenous Languages Aug 22, 2014

I would think that finding interpreters for indigenous languages from Mexico, Guatemala, etc. would be extremely difficult, and the task would have to be done by relay; that is indigenous language to Spanish and then Spanish to English. Furthermore, it would not be easy to find persons fluent in an indigenous language who also have an educated level of Spanish, much less English. Added to this is the fact that indigenous languages are not uniform and for proper understanding the interpreter would have to be quite familiar with the variant spoken in the interpretee's specific community or village. I have read that different versions of the "same" indigenous language from different villages can often be only 50% or 60% mutually intelligible.

The above presents a tremedous challenge for law enforcement, medical services and so many others who have a need to communicate with such people. The problem can also include many other "exotic" languages.


 


To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:

Moderator(s) of this forum
Jared Tabor[Call to this topic]

You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

Mee Memorial Hospital agrees to provide indigenous language services

Advanced search







Déjà Vu X3
Try it, Love it

Find out why Déjà Vu is today the most flexible, customizable and user-friendly tool on the market. See the brand new features in action: *Completely redesigned user interface *Live Preview *Inline spell checking *Inline

More info »
BaccS – Business Accounting Software
Modern desktop project management for freelance translators

BaccS makes it easy for translators to manage their projects, schedule tasks, create invoices, and view highly customizable reports. User-friendly, ProZ.com integration, community-driven development – a few reasons BaccS is trusted by translators!

More info »



Forums
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search