The Allusionist: 5. Latin Lives!
February 25, 2015 1:01 PM - Subscribe

Every week since September 1989, a radio station in Finland has broadcast a weekly news bulletin…in Latin. WHY? Let’s find out!

In today's Allusionist, Antti Ijäs from Nuntii Latini - now the Finnish Broadcasting Company's longest-running programme - explains how he invents new Latin words for modern concepts, and why the show is important even though, outside of the Vatican, not many people speak Latin any more.

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posted by jazon (2 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Fascinating, thanks! Here's the correct link. Can't wait to listen to The Allusionist as well as this Finnish news broadcast on my commute home tonight.
posted by michel-slm at 1:53 AM on February 27, 2015

I am not sure that I had encountered Nuntii Latini before this, but TIL I can recognize a Finnish accent in Latin.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 8:21 PM on May 21, 2015

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