Latvian voice-over agency
Latvian voice-over production made simple
We have a good selection of the very best Latvian voice-over talent available, and you’ll find our voice costs and studio rates to be less than many other agencies offering exactly the same service. And we’ll make sure the chosen Latvian voice artist gives you the very best rate for the job, and we’ll negotiate down on repeat fees and broadcast rates on your behalf.
We can record wild, or sync to picture, and deliver the audio back via FTP. When required, we can also re-mix your new Latvian voice-over recording with the existing music and effects track, and send you a fully mixed video soundtrack.
To check the availability of our Latvian voice-artists and to confirm costs, please contact us using the Quick Quote form below, and we’ll respond within the hour. Or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +44(0)118 958 4934.
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Latvian video translation for Microsoft Skydrive promo
First we undertook a review of the Adobe After Effects and Final Cut Pro video files, to work out the best approach for the Latvian video translation work. Then we produced an audio transcription, to include both a time-coded voice-over script, and the on-screen captions. Lionbridge produced all the translations and DTP work. We cast and recorded one native Latvian voice-over artist, taking care to match the existing time-constraints as closely as possible.
Our engineers integrated the translations, graphics and Estonian voice-over into the supplied source files, adjusting the animations to match the new Latvian voice-over track. The final Latvian version video was encoded as an H264 MP4, ready for publishing on Microsoft’s portal.
Select a voice-over language
Choose English read in a foreign accent
Select a subtitle language
A short history of the Latvian language
Latvian and Lithuanian are of particular interest to linguists, as they have retained many archaic features of the Proto-Indo-European language. For a long period Latvian and Lithuanian were different dialects of the same language. They began to separate in the 9th century, but the transition lasted for several centuries. It wasn’t until the 16th century that Latvian emerged as a distinct language; the oldest written example is the translation of a hymn from 1530.
As it evolved, Latvian assimilated other Baltic languages, including Curonian, Semigallion and Selonian. Up until the 19th century it was heavily influenced by German, as the country’s elite were Baltic Germans. The first grammar appeared in the 18th century, and the literary language was well developed by the end of the 19th century. Since Latvia gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1992, the language has been a focus of national identity.
Latvian is the official language of the Republic of Latvia. Since Latvia joined the European Union in 2004, Latvian has become one of the EU’s official languages.
How many people speak Latvian as their first language?
It is estimated that approximately two million people speak Latvian – around 80% of the population of Latvia. Of those, 1.2 million people speak it as their first language.
Did you know…
- There are three Latvian dialect groups – Livonian, High Latvian and Middle Latvian. The standard version of the language is based on Middle Latvian. The Livonian dialect should not be mistaken for the Livonian language, which is a separate (and highly endangered) minority language spoken in Latvia.
- The Latvian alphabet uses 22 letters of the Latin alphabet (omitting q, w, x and y), and includes 11 more letters by modification (using macrons, carons and cedillas).
- An interesting feature of both Latvian and Lithuanian is that proper names from other countries are altered phonetically to fit in with their own phonological system – even if the original language also uses the Latin alphabet.
Like other former Soviet republics, Latvia was quick to embrace a free market economy after gaining independence.
Latvia has a highly developed transit infrastructure, due to its geographical location, and exports contribute nearly a third of the country’s GDP. Challenges include corruption and a decreasing population.
Latvia joined the World Trade Organisation in 1999 and the European Union in 2004.
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We’ve used Matinée for several projects, from video editing to translations of marketing materials, and they’re always a great pleasure to work with. Any requests are answered right away. We’ve had tight deadlines, but we’ve never worried as the team at Matinée delivers great work, right on time.
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Bruce CorbyMuddy Boot Productions
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