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GoLocalise specialises in professional English to Jamaican Patois and Jamaican Patois to English translation. We can also translate Jamaican Patois to and from over 600 different languages. 

GoLocalise is the only translation agency offering translations from Jamaican Patois to any language in the world.

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Jamaican Patois services you can trust Quality Assured Jamaican Patois Translations

The most important consideration when selecting a translation agency to handle your Jamaican Patois translation is trust. Only professional translators whose native language is Jamaican Patois carry out our English to Jamaican Patois translations. Here’s why you should choose us:

This way, you can rest assured that your Jamaican Patois translations are returned on time and with our guarantee of quality.

Offering High-Quality English to Jamaican Patois Translation Services

GoLocalise is proud to provide a comprehensive Jamaican Patois translation service, specialising in audio and video content and tailored to our clients’ needs

Jamaican Patois to English Translation Services? Yes, We Offer This Too!

We also offer high-quality translation from Jamaican Patois to English with a quick turnaround. We make sure that all information and nuances are properly communicated. 

Thanks to our native English translators who are not only linguists and language enthusiasts, but also carry expertise in specialist subjects such as law, marketing, business, economics, physics, medicine, IT and more.

Comprehensive Audio and Video Jamaican Patois Translation Services to Overcome Localisation Challenges!

With our expertise in re-versioning audio and video content, we can help you access new markets and promote your content. You will receive a comprehensive, cost-effective, and trouble-free video translation service.  We can do everything from transcribing, translating, and voicing a video, to creating Jamaican Patois subtitles and artistically modifying captions or on-screen text for a foreign language version of your film.

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Send Your Project Viral with the Help of the UK’s Leading Jamaican Patois Subtitling Company.

Subtitles occur on the screen as text in reaction to the characters’ speech or dialogue. They are typically used to transform media into a language that the audience can comprehend. If subtitles are not accurate to the spoken word on screen, the viewers’ understanding of the content can be negatively impacted. Precisely created subtitles, on the other hand, enhance the value of your video content. 


That’s why we have professional linguists in place to create subtitles for your film or other video content. Our team consists of both local and foreign resources to ensure that every uttered word in another language is correctly translated.

Subtitling and captioning services

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Get High-Quality Jamaican Patois Transcription Services for Your Audio and Video Content!

We provide Jamaican Patois transcription services for your audio and video files. If required, we can also arrange for that French transcription to be translated into over 600 different languages. You can rest assured that your Jamaican Patois transcriptions are returned on time and with our guarantee of quality.

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Offering Jamaican Patois Voice Over Services Delivered by Professional and Native Voice Artists!

Whether you are looking for a Jamaican Patois voice over artist for your TV commercial, in-store announcement, animation, or any other form of content, look no further than our native Jamaican Patois voice over services. We are a reliable voice over agency with professional voice over talents who can perform in a variety of languages and dialects for a range of purposes. No matter how complicated your voice over requirements are, we guarantee you the quickest possible turnaround with top quality. Here are some convincing reasons to choose our Jamaican Patois voice over services:

We provide Jamaican Patois audio recording services for the following projects:

Voice over services

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Every single detail will be analysed, studied and looked 

after so that you do not need to worry. Some would say it’s not too classy to blow our own trumpet… but we just like to point out two very important details. We have achieved ISO 9001 Quality Management certification in recognition of our consistent performance and high standards, and ISO 14001 Environmental Management because we care about our planet! And if you are still curious and want to know more about us, why not have a look at our studio page.

Working alongside translation & production companies

Having a strong audiovisual department on your side makes all the difference!

With GoLocalise you get an experienced and motivated team of professionals that work regularly alongside translation and production companies. We understand the technical requirements necessary to produce perfect foreign language and English voice overs. Our project managers will assist you along the way and we’ll break down the process and present it to you without the big words or technical industry jargon, so you don’t need to worry about the technical aspects and can simply concentrate on growing your business. By working with GoLocalise you’ll be able to offer additional services, i.e., voice over, subtitling and translation to your clients, with a partner who will deliver and on whom you can truly rely. 

 

When working with translation companies we provide easy-to-follow guidelines so that you can provide your own translations for us to “convert” into subtitles, or voice over your translated scripts. Or if you prefer, we can take the entire project off your hands and keep things simple for you – it’ your call! We’re equally used to working with production companies, so we can deliver your translations or subtitles in any language and format of your choice – either burning-in the subtitles onto the video for you, or supplying you with XML or PNG files for you to do yourself – Adobe After Effects and Final Cut Pro ready files.

Reach your target market

Don’t leave your important communication to chance. Make sure your message is clearly understood by your audience and choose GoLocalise for your next voice over project.

We have thousands of passionate and professional voice over artists ready to work with you. No matter the type of voice you are looking for, we’ll either have it in our books or find it and source it for you. We’ll organise a casting and ensure you get the perfect voice to suit your needs.

You will also benefit from having your own dedicated project manager – a single point of contact – to guide you through your project, answer any questions you may have and make things a whole lot easier.

Meet your dedicated project manager

Your project will be in the safe hands of one of our multilingual project managers.

They will guide you through every step and ensure you understand the process. Our industry has a tendency to use lots of technical jargon but your dedicated project manager will be on-hand to untangle the mess and explain all you need to know to ensure you only pay for what you need.

If you need help in choosing the right voice over talent to deliver your message then just ask your project manager. From booking our voice over recording studios to ensuring you project is delivered on time in your chosen media, relax and let your experienced project manager take care of everything. You will receive unparalleled attention to detail and customer focus at competitive prices. You’ll wish everything was as easy as a GoLocalise voice over!

Perfect voice over recording studios

Your recordings will sound beautiful and crystal clear thanks to our high-end studio soundproofing and audio equipment, i.e. ProTools HD and Neumann microphones.

Maximise your budget by reducing the need for retakes with the help of our experienced in-house sound engineers who will professionally capture and edit your audio. And for those recordings in languages which neither you nor your client speak, we’ll bring a qualified pro to your session to add that essential ingredient. To make you feel right at home, we provide high-speed Wi-Fi Internet and air-con is available. And last but not least, we have the biggest cookie jar you’ve ever seen, that’ll make your custom brew taste even sweeter!

Jamaican Patois Language Facts

Jamaican Patois (/ˈpætwɑː/; locally rendered Patwah and called Jamaican Creole by linguists) is an English-based creole language with West African influences, spoken primarily in Jamaica and among the Jamaican diaspora. A majority of the non-English words in Patois come from the West African Akan language. It is spoken by the majority of Jamaicans as a native language.

Patois developed in the 17th century when slaves from West and Central Africa were exposed to, learned, and nativised the vernacular and dialectal forms of English spoken by the slaveholders: British English, Scots, and Hiberno-English. Jamaican Creole exhibits a gradation between more conservative creole forms that are not significantly mutually intelligible with English, and forms virtually identical to Standard English.

Jamaicans refer to their language as Patois, a term also used as a lower-case noun as a catch-all description of pidgins, creoles, dialects, and vernaculars worldwide. Creoles, including Jamaican Patois, are often stigmatised as a low-prestige language even when spoken as the mother tongue by the majority of the local population.

Jamaican pronunciation and vocabulary are significantly different from English despite heavy use of English words or derivatives, but the writing system shows commonalities with the English alphabet.

Significant Jamaican Patois-speaking communities exist among Jamaican expatriates in South Florida, New York City, Toronto, Hartford, Washington, D.C., Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama (in the Caribbean coast), as well as London, Birmingham, Manchester, and Nottingham. A mutually intelligible variety is found in San Andrés y Providencia Islands, Colombia, brought to the island by descendants of Jamaican Maroons (escaped slaves) in the 18th century. Mesolectal forms are similar to very basilectal Belizean Kriol.

Jamaican Patois exists mainly as a spoken language and is also heavily used for musical purposes, especially in reggae and dancehall as well as other genres. Although standard British English is used for most writing in Jamaica, Jamaican Patois has gained ground as a literary language for almost a hundred years. Claude McKay published his book of Jamaican poems Songs of Jamaica in 1912. Patois and English are frequently used for stylistic contrast (code-switching) in new forms of Internet writing.

Accounts of basilectal Jamaican Patois (that is, its most divergent rural varieties) suggest around 21 phonemic consonants with an additional phoneme (/h/) in the Western dialect. There are between nine and sixteen vowels. Some vowels are capable of nasalisation and others can be lengthened.

Jamaican Patois features a creole continuum (or a linguistic continuum): the variety of the language closest to the lexifier language (the acrolect) cannot be distinguished systematically from intermediate varieties (collectively referred to as the mesolect) or even from the most divergent rural varieties (collectively referred to as the basilect). This situation came about with contact between speakers of a number of Niger–Congo languages and various dialects of English, the latter of which were all perceived as prestigious and the use of which carried socio-economic benefits. The span of a speaker’s command of the continuum generally corresponds to social context.

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