Friday, 28 June 2019
In the News - Nuntii Latini finiti
After a run of 30 years a weekly five minute radio news broadcast in Latin has been ended in Finland. Nutii Latini - the News in Latin - was surprisingly popular with an audience of 50,000 in a country with a population of 5.5 million. It also attracted an international following on short wave.
Strangely I studied Latin for a short while. Not my choice, but when I was 13 I took a class at school for a year. I didn't think I took a lot of it in but in later years, in Spain for example, it helped me figure out the odd word.