Understanding The Bosnian Language & Providing Professional Bosnian Interpreters, Translators and Transcriptionists
American Language Services ® (ALS) understands the importance of working in the Bosnian language. For over a Quarter of a Century, American Language Services ® has worked with the Bosnian language as well as hundreds of others from around the world. We offer comprehensive language services 24 hours, 7 days a week worldwide by providing Bosnian interpreting, translation and transcriptions services along with hundreds of other languages and dialects. Our linguists are native speakers and writers who are screened, credentialed, certified, field tested and experienced in a number of specific industry settings. The Bosnian language is unique and has very specific origins and characteristics.
Bosnia, A World Treasure on the Brink of Discovery
Spoken mainly in Bosnia, The Bosnian language is a standard South Slavic language based on the Stokavian dialect. Bosnia is a diverse country, home to three ethnic peoples: Bosniaks, Serbs and Coats. There are tensions between the three constituents and tensions often arise between them. Although the history of Bosnia is scarred with war and duress, the World Tourism Organization estimates that Bosnia will have the third highest tourism growth rate in the world between 1995 and 2020. Dominance in Architecture, Literature and Visual Arts is a reason to visit Bosnia alone. The architecture of Bosnia and Herzegovina is largely influenced by 4 major periods where political and social changes influenced the creation of distinct cultural and architectural habits of the population. Bosnia's rich history in literature and poetry include such masters as Antun Branko and Mak Dizdar. The visual arts in Bosnia and Herzegovina were always evolving and ranged from the original medieval tombstones (stecak) to paintings in Kotromanic court. Bosnia holds a world of riches to be discovered for those willing to travel and learn the national language.
The Phonology of Bosnian
Bosnian phonology follows some very common rules when it comes to its vowel system. It uses five vowels and they are all monopthongs (a single vowel articulated without change in quality throughout the course of a syllable). The phonology of Bosnian gets complicated when consonants are brought in because the consonant system is more complicated and features a series of affricate and palatal consonants influenced by Indo-European languages.
The Latin Alphabet and Bosnian
The modern Bosnian language uses the Latin alphabet. However, scripts other than Latin were used much earlier, most notably the indigenous Bosnian Cyrillic. Interestingly, the name for the language is a controversial issue for neighboring Corats and Serbs who refuse to give the language an official name. Instead they call Bosnian “Language spoken by Bosniaks,” it is the people that refuse to settle on a name for what is essentially the same language.
Who are You Going to Trust with Your Vital Bosnian Language Needs?
The Bosnian language is an important language worldwide. It is vital to understand the general nature and specific idiosyncrasies of Bosnian. Since 1985, ALS has provided outstanding Bosnian interpreters, translators and transcriptionsts worldwide.
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