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May, this month

May 18th, 2017 Posted by Blog, Content, Facebook, Foreign Languages, Global, Language, Marketing, Translation No Comment yet

Did you know that in most Western languages, the name of the current month derives from the Latin “Maius (Majus) mensis” or “the month of Maia (Maja)”?  Maia or Maja was the wife of the Roman god Vulcan (Hefesto (Ἥφαιστος) to the Greeks) and a (perhaps minor) goddess of Earth.  She may not have been considered a very auspicious deity, however, and may not have been (as contemporary Neo-Pagans tend to believe of all ancient goddesses) a fertility agent.  In fact, Ovid calls her month “evil,” and strongly advises that May marriages are “unlucky.”

Everything’s new again

January 1st, 2017 Posted by Advertising, Blog, Brand management, Branding, Content, Design, Development, Facebook, Foreign Languages, Global, Graphic design, Instagram, Language, Marketing, Photography, Social enterprise, Social Media, Social responsibility, Solidarity, Test Category, Translation, Web Design No Comment yet

Here is to a much better 2017! Happy New Year!

¡Feliz Año Nuevo!!טובה שנה с новым годом! Срећна Нова година! Bonne année! ¡Feliz Ano Novo!
Ευτυχισμένο το νέο έτος! Maligayang Bagong Taon! Chúcmừng năm mới! 新年快乐! 賀正! 새해 복
많이 받으세요! Gelukkig nieuwjaar! Felice anno nuovo! Честита Нова Година! Onnellista uutta vuotta!

Happy 2017!

Sundays have as many names as there are different languages

November 20th, 2016 Posted by Advertising, Blog, Content, Foreign Languages, Global, Language, Social Media, Translation No Comment yet

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It has been a while since we posted something about the etymology of the names we use to designate the days of the week in the multitude of languages that form our family of languages. Therefore, we will tell you how Sunday got its name.

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Spanish is not “punny” although it is.

November 5th, 2016 Posted by Advertising, Blog, Content, Foreign Languages, Global, Language, Marketing, Translation No Comment yet

diccionario-de-la-lenguaLanguage, its origins, intricacies, its beauty and its potential, has always been a huge part of what we do at Ariel Media.  And, when we say language, we refer to all the languages we work with.  This post originally appeared on our Facebook page back when the social media platform was more content-friendly. 

Someone asked us recently if there is a Spanish equivalent of the (mostly American) English phrase “Pun intended.” After some thought, we concluded that there isn’t one because Spanish doesn’t have the same exact concept of “pun” as English, nor does it have a word that can express such concept. The closest to “pun” in Spanish are the word “retruécano” and the phrase “juego de palabras.”

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