of the UK’s population speaks Latvian
of Latvia’s population speaks Latvian
of Latvia’s population speaks Lativian at home
Latvian Translation and Interpreting
At Translate UK we provide a professional Latvian translation service, as well as Latvian interpreters who can be met face to face or remotely. All of our Latvian linguists are highly qualified and expereinced individuals and we can provide Latvian linguists with sector specific skills for certain fields.
Million Native Speakers
Million Native Speakers in Latvia
Thousand Latvian Speakers Abroad
Million Latvian Speakers Worldwide
Latvian Language History
Latvian is an Eastern Baltic language also known as Lettish. The Baltic languages divided into Eastern and Western branches around 500 CE and Latvian then divide from these starting at around 800 CE.
The first written example of Latvian is a hymn translation from 1530. Early written Latvian was influenced by the German language, due to Baltic Germans with the upper class. In response to this, a standardised Latvian began to form with foreign loanwords undergoing Latvianisation. However, the modern Latvian alphabet did not begin to emerge until 1908.
Latvian is a Global Language
Latvian is closely related to Lithuanian another East Baltic language. It is also very similar to Latgalian and Kursenieki which are sometimes considered dialects of Latvian although sometimes given the status of separate languages.
There are three generally recognised dialects of Latvian. These include the Livonian dialect which largely spoken by those who also speak the Finnic language Livonian, this can also be subdivided into the Vidzeme and Courland varieties. The second dialect is called Middle dialect, this is spoken in the central and the southwestern regions of Latvia. Middle dialect can also be divided into Videzeme, Curonian and Semigallian varieties, which have various levels of similarities. The third major dialect is Upper Latvian which is primarily spoken in Eastern Latvia. Upper Latvian contains two major varieties Selonian and Non-Selonian.
High Quality Latvian Translations
At Translate UK we can provide Latvian translators or interpreters for a range of dialects. We can also provide additional support for certain sectors by providing them with linguists who have specialised in a specific field. Our linguists are required to keep up to date with specific industry terminology and requirements. This allows us to provide a more customised and supportive service. To learn more about our specialist sectors select one from below.
Latvian Translation Service
We can provide translations to and from Latvian for any document, no matter how large or small. We have been providing document translations for fifteen years, from letters and reports to patient records and certificates, there isn’t much our experienced team haven’t seen. All of our translators are qualified and vetted by us, and many are DPSI qualified or registered with the ITI or CIOL.
Latvian Legal Document Translation
We can provide Latvian translations for any document which is to be used in a legal setting. We have an in-house legal expert with almost 20 years’ experience as a solicitor and are acutely aware of the importance of accuracy and reliability when it comes to the translation of legal documents.
On top of this, each of our legal translators has a specialist focus in law, having worked in or completed training specific to the legal sector. We ensure that all of our legal translators are up to date with the current terminology both in the UK and in their native language to guarantee a quality translation with no mistakes.
Latvian Technical Document Translation
We can provide Latvian translations for technical or scientific documents. This includes journal literature, operation manuals, safety instructions, patents and technical drawings. We know how important it is to have precise, accurate and consistent translations of technical documents, so all our translations are done by experts in the field.
We ensure all of our linguists to stay up to date on the specialised terminology used in their field and for ongoing projects we’ll try to assign the same translator where possible so that they can become familiar with your company terminology and vocabulary.
Secure and Confidential
At Translate UK confidentiality is of the upmost importance to us and we are careful to act in complete compliance with GDPR regulations. Each of our linguists signs a confidentiality agreement before undertaking any work for us and we only ever send documents via secure email.
Latvian Interpreting Service
In addition to our Latvian translation service we can also provide Latvian speaking interpreters. All our interpreters are qualified experienced professionals with relevant post-graduate qualifications and membership of professional linguistic associations. We are well equipped to provide interpreters at short notice and we have even provided linguists for the same day.
Face to Face Latvian Interpreters
Our face to face Latvian interpreters work to facilitate communication between individuals who speak Latvian and those who speak English, in order to provide them with equal access to all of the services they might need. We recommend face to face interpreting where a conversation is necessary, including complex and sensitive situations where information is best delivered in person.
Remote Latvian Interpreters
We understand that it is not always possible to use a face to face interpreter, so we also provide a remote interpreting service. Our Latvian speaking remote interpreters can be contacted through a variety of platforms according to your business needs. This include over-the-phone and a complimentary conference call service. They can also be contacted through video call platforms including Zoom and Skype.
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