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These linguistic rebels want to change how to say ‘they’ in Spanish

By Mark A. Bonta / March 10, 2020 / Comments Off on These linguistic rebels want to change how to say ‘they’ in Spanish

There are around 1,000 members of an Argentinean translators and interpreters guild, and 90 percent of them are not men.  Yet, they say, they have to refer to themselves collectively as male — when using traditional, gendered Spanish pronouns.  So the group, called TEIFEM — Feminist Translators and Interpreters of Argentina — has a few modest […]

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Rwandan to lead Francophone group

By Heather Bourbeau / November 9, 2018 / Comments Off on Rwandan to lead Francophone group

The International Francophone Organization confirmed Rwanda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Louise Mushikiwabo as its head. The organization was created in 1970 and is comprised of 58 countries and regional governments, and represents 274 million French speakers. French is already the fifth most-spoken language in the world, and 31 of the 54 countries in Africa have French […]

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