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English Translation Services

The English language is a West Germanic language, originating from England, built from several local languages of 6th century Norse conquerors, with a strong French influence added following the Norman Conquest of 1066. English spread worldwide with the rise of British colonialism, from the British Isles to Australia, Canada, India, South Africa, New Zealand, the United States and elsewhere.

Because English is so widely spoken, it has often been referred to as a "world language", the lingua franca of the modern era, and while it is not an official language in most countries, it is currently the language most often taught as a foreign language. Some linguists believe that it is no longer the exclusive cultural property of "native English speakers", but is rather a language that is absorbing aspects of cultures worldwide as it continues to grow. It is, by international treaty, the official language for aerial and maritime communications. English is an official language of the United Nations and many other international organisations.

English is the third most natively spoken language in the world, after Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. It is widely learned as a second language and used as an official language of the European Union, which means that English translation services can be a vital communication tool for your business.

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Australian English Translation Services

Australian English is the form of the English language as spoken in Australia. Australian English began diverging from British English shortly after the foundation of the Australian penal colony of New South Wales in 1788. British convicts sent there came mostly from large English cities. They were joined by free settlers, military personnel and administrators, often with their families. However, a large part of the convict body were Irish, with at least 25% directly from Ireland, and others indirectly via Britain; estimates mention that possibly 60% of the convicts were Irish.

Some elements of Aboriginal languages and Torres Strait Island languages have been adopted by Australian English - mainly as names for places, flora and fauna and local culture. Many such are localised, and do not form part of general Australia use, while others, such as kangaroo, boomerang, budgerigar, wallaby and so on have become international.

Australian spelling generally follows conventions of British English. As in British spelling, the 'u' is retained in words such as honour and favour and the -ise ending is used in words such as organise and realise, although -ize is not considered incorrect.

As in most English speaking countries, there is no official governmental regulator or overseer of correct spelling and grammar. Dictionaries such as the Macquarie Dictionary and the Australian Oxford Dictionary have provided a compendium of words and spellings, but often include variants of spellings for certain words regardless of their commonality. This can lead to confusion about what is correct or acceptable spelling in Australian English.

As we are an Australian owned and managed translation agency, we are renowned for our Australian English translation services and Australian English localization services, and have a reputation for being an industry leader in this field.

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Canadian English Translation Services

Canadian English is the variety of English spoken in Canada. English is the first language, or "mother tongue", of approximately 18 million Canadians (57%), and more than 28 million (86%) are fluent in the language.

Canadian English contains elements of British English and American English in its vocabulary, as well as several distinctive "Canadianisms". In many areas, speech is influenced by French, and there are notable local variations. Canadian English and American English are sometimes classified together as North American English. Canadian English spelling is largely a blend of British and American conventions.

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British English Translation Services

English, or UK English, is the broad term used to distinguish the forms of the English language used in the United Kingdom from forms used elsewhere.

There are slight regional variations in formal written English in the United Kingdom. Nevertheless, there is a meaningful degree of uniformity in written English within the United Kingdom, and this could be described as British English.

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American English Translation Services

American English, also known as United States English, or US English, is a set of dialects of the English language used mostly in the United States. Approximately two-thirds of native speakers of English live in the United States.

English is the most common language in the United States, and despite the US federal government having no official language, English is considered the de facto language of the United States because of its widespread use.

American English and British English differ at the levels of phonology, phonetics, vocabulary, and, to a lesser extent, grammar and orthography. Differences in grammar are relatively minor, and normally do not affect mutual intelligibility. The most noticeable difference between American English and British English is the spelling of certain words, and in some cases, different spelling reflects a slightly different pronounciation.

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