Estonian Simultaneous Interpreting Service In Bristol

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Working together with our experienced and qualified translators, voiceover artists, interpreters, audiovisual translators, transcribers and subtitlers, we offer a wide range of language services.

Available in over 200 languages in:

  • Ashley
  • Avonmouth
  • Bedminster
  • Clifton
  • Montpelier
  • Westbury on Trym
  • Bristol city centre

and throughout Bristol our linguists can get you heard in any language of your choice. While we do not offer a walk-in service in Bristol , we are only one phone call away from discussing your language requirements. Our Estonian linguists are based all around the world so we can connect you remotely, or for situations where you need an on-site Estonian linguist, we can quickly check our network of local professionals to see who is the closest to you.

Qualified and experienced Estonian simultaneous interpreters

There are a number of forms of interpreting, but you can roughly place them within 2 categories:

  • Consecutive
  • Simultaneous

Consecutive interpreting is when one person speaks in one language, leaves a pause, and meanwhile the interpreter will verbally interpret what has been said in the other language.

Simultaneous interpreting is much more intense. Two interpreters will work in tandem delivering the interpretation at the same time as the speech. Because of the intense nature of simultaneous interpreting, the interpreters need to cover each other during regular breaks to ensure no disruption of the service.

Each interpreter will speak their own language plus one other completely fluently. They usually feel comfortable interpreting in both (sometimes three) directions.
For conferences taking place in Bristol, the interpreters will generally sit in special language interpreting booths or if providing the service remotely via video link, they will use dedicated interpreting channels.

Estonian whispered interpreting or chuchotage

This is a lower tech version. The interpretation is delivered simultaneously but without the aid of any equipment such as a booth, microphones and headsets. The interpreters literally whisper. For obvious reasons, this form of interpreting isn’t always practical or desirable.

Simultaneous interpreting equipment for venues in Bristol

We can also supply and setup all the simultaneous interpreting equipment you may need.

The equipment is designed especially for events where simultaneous interpreters will be working using wireless infra-red transmitters and headsets to relay the speaker to all interpreters, without any need for extra cabling. A trained technician will install, operate and remove the system at the end of the conference. We also provide portable ISO approved booths for the interpreters where a mobile solution may be more appropriate such as a factory visit.

Our Estonian simultaneous interpreters

Working in teams of two, our experienced simultaneous interpreters work at conferences and venues in Bristol and elsewhere around the world. Our simultaneous interpreters must be able to supply evidence relating to skill in:

  • a native tongue;
  • a language other than the interpreter’s native language, of which he or she has a perfect command and into which he or she works from one or more of his or her other languages;
  • any languages of which the interpreter has a complete understanding and from which he or she works.

Estonian simultaneous or consecutive interpreter?

Under what circumstances would you choose a Estonian simultaneous interpreting team over a consecutive interpreter?

A consecutive interpreting solution may work better for small meeting places where perhaps one person present does not understand the source language. This could be in situations like a human resources meeting, a meeting with a solicitor or a court hearing.

For circumstances where there may be a larger number of people needing to understand each other and almost instantaneous comprehension of the words without a time delay is necessary, a simultaneous interpreting solution would be more appropriate. This might occur at conferences, events, congresses and other mainly formal meetings where a number of people attending will speak different languages.

 

How is the cost for simultaneous interpreting calculated?

  • The cost depends on the language(s)
  • The cost depends whether the interpreter will need to attend on-site in Bristol or via video link.
  • The cost depends on availability of particular interpreters on date and time in question.
  • The cost depends on whether we are providing simultaneous interpreting equipment

 

While you’re here… some quite interesting facts about the Estonian language.

Estonian is a Finnic language closely related to Finnish, and spoken by about 1.1 million people in Estonia. The main difference between these two languages is that Finnish has many loanwords from Swedish, while Estonian contains many words of German origin, plus some from Russian, Latin, Greek and English. There is considerable mutual intelligibility between Estonian and Finnish. Estonian has two groups of dialects: northern and southern. The northern dialects are associated with the city of Tallinn, and the southern ones with Tartu. Standard Estonian is based on the northern dialects. The southern dialects are sometimes considered separate languages. Estonian was the state language of Estonia from 1919 to 1945. During the Soviet period Estonian was one of the the official languages, along with Russian, and most Estonians became bilingual in Estonian and Russian. Non-Estonians had to learn Estonian in school, however many considered learning the language unnecessary. After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989 Estonian became the state language once more, and Russian was discouraged.

Where is Estonian most widely spoken?

Estonia and the European Union.
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