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January 23, 2005 6:37 PM   Subscribe

Etiam non mortua sum!
posted by IndigoJones (22 comments total)
 
Is that latin for "a link without any proper description"?
posted by furtive at 6:49 PM on January 23, 2005


furtive.. best one-liner ever.
posted by mrplab at 6:53 PM on January 23, 2005


They have a page in English apparently which can answer some of the WTF questions you might have.
Nuntii Latini - News in Latin - is a weekly review of world news in Classical Latin, the only international broadcast of its kind in the world, produced by YLE, the Finnish Broadcasting Company.
posted by jessamyn at 6:58 PM on January 23, 2005


This link might be better. It's a weekly news program in Lation that's broadcast from a Finnish radio station (and in a STRONG Finnish accent judging from what I just listened to).

On preview... Yeah, what Jessamyn said.
posted by ursus_comiter at 7:02 PM on January 23, 2005


There are people who didn't know about this already?
posted by nightchrome at 7:02 PM on January 23, 2005


I certainly didn't. Seems like it could be a neat tool for someone trying to learn latin. I'm not, however, so it just falls into the realm of "huh. that's neat".
posted by Stunt at 7:04 PM on January 23, 2005


The post is something like: (I'm?) Still Not Dead!
posted by Drexen at 7:06 PM on January 23, 2005


Perhaps a Monty Python reference by way of Latin? ("I'm not dead yet!")
posted by stopgap at 7:11 PM on January 23, 2005


It's a weekly news program in Lation

So ursus - you're saying it's in conveyance?
Perhaps it's a reference to Laoian Latin? Or Laplandian Laoian? Or Finns putting lotion in the basket?
posted by Smart Dalek at 7:23 PM on January 23, 2005


Latin is a language
At least it used to be
First it killed the Romans
Now it's killing me.

I stole that, I know I did, but I have absolutely no memory as to where. (/confession)
posted by mygothlaundry at 7:33 PM on January 23, 2005


More likely IndigoJones is saying that reports of the death of Latin have been greatly exaggerated.
posted by mono blanco at 7:34 PM on January 23, 2005


Heu, modo itera omnia quae mihi nunc nuper narravisti, sed nunc Anglice?
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 7:45 PM on January 23, 2005


Latin is a language ...
I stole that, I know I did, but I have absolutely no memory as to where.

I think it's in the "Jennings and Derbyshire" series of childrens books, by Anthony Buckeridge. Probably other places too. I remember it as: "Latin is a language/As dead as dead can be/It killed the ancient Romans/And now it's killing me."
posted by carter at 7:58 PM on January 23, 2005


cui curae?
posted by mokujin at 9:37 PM on January 23, 2005


Tu stultus es.
posted by ColdChef at 4:44 AM on January 24, 2005


egomet?
posted by mokujin at 4:47 AM on January 24, 2005


scio te esse, quid autem essem?
posted by mokujin at 4:51 AM on January 24, 2005


Ah yes, YLE. I'm a video operator for the annual International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam industry meeting. Just following the discussion between all the broadcasting bigshots makes it worth it: the erudite BBC editor, the pragmatic U.S. Discovery and NGC editors; and last but not least, the crazy Fin from YLE that always goes for the wacky project no-one else wants to invest in and becomes a smash hit a year or two later. He also insists on using the F-word once at least every other sentence (perhaps an implicit personal protest against the status of English as a word language?).

The fact that they have a weekly radio news broadcast in Latin says a lot about the remarkable institute that is YLE.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 5:03 AM on January 24, 2005


Noli habere vaccam, vir.
posted by codger at 8:53 AM on January 24, 2005


Ecce! Metafilteri!
posted by leotrotsky at 9:05 AM on January 24, 2005


Full marks to Stopgap! Yes, Python, exactly.

Little surprised at the pettish note of some early comments. "A link without proper description"? Please. Spoon feeding is for babies. I like to be surprised by a posting. If the joke was a little obscure, the site itself was pretty much self explanatory, and the English version easy enough to find if further explanation was needed. Moreover, there are Latin to English translation engines out there. (Those without Latin might want to check out the comments above, some of them not bad at all.)

Also- thank you, goodnewsfortheinsane. I am delighted to hear that YLE is all that you say it is, and if you ever more more to say on the matter, or have suitable links, please post.
posted by IndigoJones at 2:52 PM on January 24, 2005


semper ube sub ube
posted by nanojath at 9:38 PM on February 22, 2005


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