Taiwanese voice-over agency
Taiwanese voice-over production made simple
We have a good selection of the very best Taiwanese 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 Taiwanese 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 Taiwanese voice-over recording with the existing music and effects track, and send you a fully mixed video soundtrack.
To check the availability of our Taiwanese 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.
To calculate Taiwanese voice-over fees and recording costs
Play and download Taiwanese voice demos, add them to your Quick Quote
Taiwanese 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 Taiwanese 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 Taiwanese voice-over artist, taking care to match the existing time-constraints as closely as possible.
Our engineers integrated the translations, graphics and Taiwanese voice-over into the supplied source files, adjusting the animations to match the new Taiwanese voice-over track. The final Estonian 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 Taiwanese language
Taiwanese is close to Amoy, and similarly based on a mixture of Zhangzhou and Quanzhou speech. It is largely mutually intelligible with other dialects of Hokkien spoken in China and other parts of Southeast Asia, and to a lesser extent with other Min Nan languages such as Teochew. It is not mutually intelligible with Mandarin Chinese.
From the early 17th century onwards, Taiwan has been settled by waves of Chinese people migrating from mainland China. Many of the earlier settlers came from regions of Min Nan (southern Fujian), and they brought their native Hokkien language with them.
The Taiwanese language evolved over the years from a mixture of Hokkien, Hakka (another Chinese dialect), and the Formosan languages that are indigenous to Taiwan. A number of Japanese loanwords have also been incorporated, as a result of half a century of Japanese rule (beginning in 1895).
Taiwanese is not an official language in Taiwan – however it does have de facto status as it is a statutory language for public transport announcements. Taiwan’s official language is Mandarin Chinese.
How many people speak Taiwanese as their first language?
It is estimated that over 15 million people speak Taiwanese as their first language – around 70% of the population of Taiwan.
Did you know…
- Because of the widespread popularity of Taiwanese-produced media, Taiwanese Hokkien has become the most influential of all the Hokkien dialects. Along with Amoy, the Taiwanese prestige dialect is regarded as standard Hokkien.
- Many elderly people in Taiwan still speak Japanese (along with Taiwanese), as a result of going through the Japanese-led education system in the first half of the 20th century.
Taiwan is one of the ‘Tiger’ economies of Southeast Asia, along with Singapore, South Korea and Hong Hong – all countries with high-growth economies.
It has a developed capitalist economy ranked as the 18th largest in the world based on GDP, and the 19th largest based on PPP. The service sector makes up 73% of Taiwan’s economy, and the country is a major exporter of electronics and other high-tech products.
Taiwan is a member of the Asian Development Bank, the World Trade Organisation and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation.
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