Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Latin is alive and well in Finland

The BBC has a nice little story about the wide use of Latin in the Finnish media. A very interesting read. I learned Latin in university and wish that I had kept in practice. Well, never too late to get back into it, and it looks like Finnish web sites and radio are a good resource:
I think it might be interesting to read the news in brief in Latin," Ms Lahti believes...
Lurking within the world of EU Latin, which is only marginally more difficult to comprehend than EU English, is one delightful statistic - more people subscribe to the newsletter in Latin than to the one in French.
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The news in Latin on national radio gets 75,000 listeners, which may not sound like much, but on a per capita basis is more than some BBC Radio 4 programmes get.

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