“Belarus” may literally mean “White Russia,” but Russian isn’t the only language spoken in Belarus. The country also uses its own national language, Belarusian, although this language faced political stigmatization for years. But that’s not all—another language, Polesian, is also spoken within the borders of Belarus, as well as parts of Poland and Ukraine. While Polesian resembles both Russian and Belarusian and is certainly overshadowed by them, it’s a separate, unique language. However, most translation agencies fail to offer Polesian translation services.
At TranslationServices.com, we’re different. We believe every language should have the opportunity to thrive and enjoy the same access to translation services as bigger languages. That’s why we’re proud to offer specialized Polesian translation services to and from English, with professional Polesian translators passionate about their language.
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Polesian: Similar to Russian but unique
Despite the proximity in geography, Polesian is separate from Russian, Belarusian, Ukrainian, and other Slavic languages. Polesian is an East Slavic language that has undergone significant influence from its neighboring languages—it’s thought that Polesian is 5% Belarusian, 5% Polish, and 40% Ukrainian. Today, it straddles three countries, spoken by roughly 800,000 people in certain areas of Belarus, Poland, and Ukraine.
Like all Slavic languages, Polesian is heavily inflective. Gender, case, and noun stems intersect to create a dizzying chart of inflection possibilities that apply to both nouns and any adjectives that modify them, making the language difficult for learners to master. One of the most interesting quirks of Polesian that sets it apart from its sister languages is the large number of ways to express the future tense—there are six unique approaches!
What’s most important is that Polesian is a distinct and unique language different from other East Slavic languages, and it’s an important aspect of the cultural identity of Polesia. Access to translation services is important to help this language thrive. If you need Polesian translation services, contact us today for more information.
We bring you the best in Polesian translation services.
It can be difficult to find Polesian translation services, especially when you’re dealing with English and not Russian or other Slavic languages. We at TranslationServices.com are proud to offer translation services for this important East Slavic language for hundreds of thousands in Belarus, Ukraine, and Poland. We’ve brought together a team of passionate and professional Polesian translators with diverse experience, allowing us to help with all sorts of translation projects.
If you want to translate Polesian-language materials—including historical documents and traditional literature—into English for international dissemination, we can help. If you’re looking to translate English-language material such as entertainment media or informational content into Polesian, we’d be thrilled to assist. In either case, you can be sure you’re getting the best in Polesian translation services.
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