Title Finland's news in Latin: 'For such a crazy idea we had a remarkable run' Media name/outlet The Guardian Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 28/06/19 Description “It was precious,” said Christian Laes, a professor of ancient history at Manchester University, who along with other leading Latin academics led a global listeners’ protest imploring the Finnish broadcaster Yle to save the show when it was first threatened with closure in 2017.
“It showed people they were dealing with a real language, not some kind of riddle or puzzle,” he said. “That Latin really could be used for speaking. And it was a very clear Latin. Lots of listeners were surprised by how much they could understand.”
URL https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/28/finland-latin-news-radio-bulletin-nuntii-latini-cancelled-30-years Persons Christian Laes
- Finnish radio