Lingsoft Introduces Readers to Mikael Agricola in Russian

Valitse kieli 

Helsinki 26.6.2009

Lingsoft Oy publishes title from multi-channel One-Hour Words series in Russian, a miniature dictionary; Agricola tunnissa (Agricola in One Hour). The glossary is the first non-Finnish title in the series. It was published in Finnish for the first time in 2007 commemorating 450 years since the death of Mikael Agricola, the founder of written Finnish language.

Now Lingsoft continues the celebratory year starting cooperation with the Agricola Society. The glossary was launched at the the Mikael Agricola Memorial unveiling ceremony held at the Vyborg Lutheran Church of Saints Peter and Paul on 27.6.2009.

Written with a humorous twist the glossary presents the Russian speaking father of Finnish written language in a compact form. The publication describes Agricola's life and achievements as well as including a dash of life from the period. The Russian glossary was produced by Aleksander Belov and was distributed to Vyborg schoolchildren and at the Church of Saints Peter and Paul.

Vocabulary in an Hour

The idea behind Lingsoft Inc.'s multichannel One-Hour Words series is to choose a subject area and to compress the central concepts into a glossary format. The final product is reminiscent of an encyclopaedia, but every One-Hour Words glossary can be read in just one hour.

Prize winning integrated marketing innovation

In the series format the glossaries are published and delivered over four separate media channels. In addition to the traditional paper version One-Hour Words glossaries can be viewed on mobile phones, downloaded via the Internet as ebooks and heard aloud using synthesized speech audio-books. The New Technology Foundation awarded Lingsoft an innovation prize for the One-Hour Words concept which integrates new technologies and new forms of marketing.

Get to know our glossaries. You can get a glossary on your mobile phone by calling 0200 682 55. Call rates 0.95 / min. + local minute rates. The glossary programme works in most models of mobile phone compatible with Java. Also available as small printed books, ebooks and audio-books from www.onehourwords.com

Lingsoft Inc.

Lingsoft is an international full-service language company. Lingsoft produces customer services and solutions for example in: translation and terminology, reading and writing tools, search services, text mining, educational programmes, speech applications and ebooks. Among other things: Lingsoft produces seven proofing tools for the Microsoft Office product family. Lingsoft's products work on all common platforms and software. Our solutions come from Lingsoft's continual process of self-development, already setting a world standard in language structural analysis. www.lingsoft.fi


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