Understanding The Luganda Language & Providing Professional Luganda Interpreters, Translators and Transcriptionists
American Language Services ® (ALS) understands the importance of working in the Luganda language. For over a Quarter of a Century, American Language Services ® has worked with the Luganda 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 Luganda 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 Luganda language is unique and has very specific origins and characteristics.
Uganda Its Culture and Cricket
The Luganda language is spoken mainly in Uganda, a landlocked country in East Africa. It is bordered on the east by Kenya, on the north by Sudan, on the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on the southwest by Rwanda, and on the south by Tanzania. It is a large and diverse country with up to eighty different sub communities. Due to the large number of communities, culture within Uganda is diverse. Many Asians (mostly from India) who were expelled during the regime of Amin, have returned to Uganda. Cricket has experienced massive rapid growth and is the most popular sport in Uganda. Uganda also won the World Cricket League Division 3 and came fourth place in the World Cricket League Division 2. In February 2009, Uganda finished as runner-up in the WCL Division 3 competition held in Argentina, thus gaining a place in the World Cup Qualifier to be held in South Africa in April 2009.
The Widespread Use of Luganda
With about six million first-language-speakers in the Buganda region and about four million others with a working knowledge, it is the most widely spoken Ugandan language, and as second language in Uganda is next to English. The language is used in some primary schools in Buganda as pupils begin to learn English, the official language of Uganda. Until the 1960s Luganda was also the official language of instruction in Primary schools in Eastern Uganda.
The Difficulty of Luganda Phonology
Luganda is a particularly difficult language to learn because its phonology depends on pitch consistency. Luganda is also a highly tonal language; the change in the pitch of a syllable can change the meaning of a word. For example the word "kabaka" means 'king' if all three syllables are given the same pitch. If the first syllable is high then the meaning changes to "the little one catches" (third person singular present tense of 'to catch' in the 'ka' class. This feature makes Luganda a difficult language to learn, a non-native speaker has to learn the variations of pitch by prolonged listening.
Who are You Going to Trust with Your Vital Luganda Language Needs?
The Luganda language is an important language worldwide. It is vital to understand the general nature and specific idiosyncrasies of Luganda. Since 1985, ALS has provided outstanding Luganda interpreters, translators and transcriptionsts worldwide.
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