Vietnamese is part of the Austroasiatic language group, which also includes Khmer (Cambodia). It has approximately 70 million native speakers. Vietnamese was influenced by Mon Khmer, Thai, and Chinese. The latter was the languages used by officials and in Vietnamese literature.
Vietnamese is a tonal language; the way in which a vowel is pronounced is very important. For a correct pronunciation, one must take the pitch, length, melody, intensity, and glottalisation (loose or tight vocal chords) into account.
As a result of increasing contact with Europeans, a transcription in the Latin alphabet was also developed, with beautiful letters like Đ, Ơ, and Ư. The Chinese period ended with the French conquest of Vietnam in the late 19th century and the installation as French as an official government and educational language. The efforts of French Jesuit Alexandre de Rhodes (1592 – 1660) played a major role in developing the Vietnamese language. Among other things, De Rhodes composed a dictionary of Portuguese – Latin – Vietnamese. Vietnamese as we know it today only started gaining ground in the early 20th century; before that, Chinese characters were simply used alongside the Latin script.
Language and culture are living organisms that are closely connected. That is why we like to work with translators who live and work in the country of their native language. Translators who experience the liveliness of their own language and culture every day. We call such translators in-country translators. In this case, Vietnamese translators who live in Vietnam and are native speakers of Vietnamese. Because we apply this principle of local specialists everywhere, we have to work with a large number of translators.
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