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Lingala Interpreter and Translator

Lingala Interpreting Services

24-7 Language Services offers Lingala interpreting services to public sector law firms, GP practices, businesses and government bodies both in London and outside London. Professional Lingala interpreting services are provided by Lingala interpreters who have a wide breath of experience and specialism.

 

Our Lingala interpreting services are available at short notice at highly competitive rates, and our Lingala interpreters have extensive experience in the private sector assisting businesses with international trade and the public sector in areas ranging from asylum and immigration, family and children issues, crime, housing, mental health, medical issues, social services, welfare benefits and more. We can provide different types of interpreting in Lingala including, Lingala Court Interpreters, to law firms, Lingala interpreters for businesses and Lingala interpreters for business meetings. We are also able to provide face to face Lingala interpreting, a service by telephone and consecutive Lingala interpreting.

 

24-7 Language Services can provide Lingala interpreters in London, Birmingham, Brighton, Cardiff, Leeds and all major cities in the UK. Our Lingala interpreters can also visit all courts, prisons, hospitals, solicitors’ offices and businesses in the UK.

 

Our qualified Lingala interpreters are vetted and each has their own particular area of specialism. They are experienced in delivering high quality professional interpreting clearly and precisely.

 

If you require Lingala interpretation service please call our Bookings team on 01923 827168, or email us on contact@24-7languageservices.com. Alternatively, please click on ‘Quotation’ and submit an enquiry form for a free quote.

 

Lingala translation services

24-7 Language Services offer professional Lingala translation services to public sector law firms, doctor’s surgeries, businesses and Government bodies both in London and throughout the UK

 

Our experienced and qualified translators offer a variety of translation services in Lingala , including translations of documents from Lingala to English and English to Lingala . Our translators are able to offer translations of legal, medical, business documents, websites from Lingala to English and into Lingala . We offer a certified Lingala translation service.

 

Professional Lingala translation services are provided by Lingala translators who have a wide breath of experience and specialism and only translate into their mother tongue. Our Lingala linguists are carefully vetted and adhere to our quality standards.

 

All Lingala translations are returned in the agreed format, on time and we will always stick to our quote.

 

If you require an Lingala documentation translation services, please call our Bookings team on 01923 827168, or email us on contact@24-7languageservices.com. Alternatively, please click on ‘Quotation’ and submit an enquiry form for a free quote.

 

About the Lingala Language

Lingala or Ngala, as it is often referred to, is a Bantu language, which is native to Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic and Angola. There are as many as 15 million native speakers of Lingala and it is part of the Niger-Congo language family. It is the official language in Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of the Congo. European missionaries referred to the language as Bangala, after the people of Bangala or in other cases, they referred to it as Lingala.

 

There are several dialects which make up the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lingala language. These are Standard Lingala, Kinshasa Lingala, Brazzaville Lingala and Spoken Lingala. Standard Lingala is the version of the language which is used in formal educational communication and media. The Standard Lingala language is very much associated with religion, including the Catholic Church and missionaries. There is a seven-vowel system used in Standard Lingala.

 

As Lingala is mainly a spoke language, the writing systems are used on an ad hoc basis. Literacy levels are low amongst Lingala speakers, so the orthography has many variations. The influence of the orthography is influenced by French language.

 

As a Bantu language from the Niger-Congo language family, Lingala started from Bobangi; a trade language from the Congo River. Bobangi spread throughout other areas in the 19th century. It was later standardised and at which point, it was renamed as Lingala in 1903. The vocabulary was also enhanced at this time.

 

Lingala is a tonal language and there are two possible tones, low and high. In some instances, a less common tone of high to low and high again is used, but this is very rare. A seven-vowel system is used, however, vowel harmony is not always necessary. In Kinshasa Lingala, there are five vowel phonemes used, and these are all oral. Close-mid back vowels have a pronunciation which is higher and high tones are marked by an acute accents. Within the language, there are a total of seven genders.

 

Lingala has 35 letters and digraphs. Digraphs are set in a specific order within the alphabet. Accents are used to show the tones; no accent is used for low tones, acute accent indicates a high tone, circumflex for a descending tone and caron for ascending tone.

 

With a noun class system, Lingala is similar to other Bantu languages. This means that nouns have their classification depending on prefixes.

 

Lingala literature dates back to 1900, when it was initially written by missionaries. These days, it is written using the Latin alphabet. Literacy is low within Lingala speakers, which means literature, in turn, suffers. Standard Lingala is the main language for media and education, whereas spoken Lingala is used daily.

 

Lingala has taken its vocabulary from a range of other languages, including French, Portuguese, English and Spanish. There is more French vocabulary than any other in the Lingala language, and Portugese is also plentiful. Cryptic forms of the Lingala language are used for the passing of messages, as these cannot be deciphered by Western intelligence agencies.

 

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