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Nuntii Latini

Postby bingley » Wed Aug 06, 2003 3:27 am

A weekly round up of news in Latin from Radio Finland. The site includes broadcasts, transcripts, archives, listeners' letters and a chatroom.<br /><br />http://www.yleradio1.fi/tiede/nuntii/
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Re:Nuntii Latini

Postby klewlis » Wed Aug 06, 2003 3:56 am

oh yes, I love that one! I hardly ever listen to it though since it's so far over my head... someday I will be able to understand!
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Re:Nuntii Latini

Postby Nihil » Thu Aug 07, 2003 5:57 am

I think that site is really cool. :) I love listening to the sound of Latin, even if I don't understand all of what is said.
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Re:Nuntii Latini

Postby Ptahhotep » Tue Sep 02, 2003 7:22 pm

Oooooo, very cool idea! I wonder when someone will make an Ancient Greek radio hehe ;D
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Re:Nuntii Latini

Postby Emma_85 » Wed Sep 03, 2003 8:39 pm

well, there's only one country where nearly everyone has learned ancient greek - greece. maybe some teacher or professor there will start up an ancient greek radio station :-).
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Re: Nuntii Latini

Postby mariek » Sun Dec 14, 2003 7:45 am



Hey, what happened? I can't get this link to work anymore. Did they discontinue this?
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Postby 1%homeless » Mon Dec 15, 2003 1:02 am

Oh no, not greece... Sorry emma, but their modern pronunciation of ancient Greek is going to sound very unfamiliar and strange to most people who study anceint greek outside of greece. You know those "baba" sheep people who insist on pronouncing beta with a B sound. Why can't these greeks fess up to their self denial? :-)
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Postby benissimus » Mon Dec 15, 2003 5:45 am

Beta isn't pronounced like B? :(
flebile nescio quid queritur lyra, flebile lingua murmurat exanimis, respondent flebile ripae
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Postby 1%homeless » Mon Dec 15, 2003 9:17 pm

Nope, it's a V sound in modern greek. :-)
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Postby mingshey » Tue Dec 16, 2003 6:20 am

And B sound is written [face=SPIonic]MP[/face]. :? :P

e.g. "beer" is written "[face=SPIonic]mphra[/face]"
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Postby 1%homeless » Tue Dec 16, 2003 7:19 am

:D A mu and a pi? I wonder how that came about.

Really, I have to get an English translated copy of their linguistic explanation of ancient greek pronunciation. :)
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Postby mingshey » Tue Dec 16, 2003 8:30 am

1%homeless wrote::D A mu and a pi? I wonder how that came about.


m and p are quite similar indeed, in that they are both labial.
m induces the vibration of vocal chord and makes p a vocal, to say, b.

Similarly D sound is written [face=SPIonic]nt[/face], and hard G is written [face=SPIonic]gk[/face]([face=SPIonic]g[/face] before [face=SPIonic]k[/face] is sounded ng)

If you are a Tolkien fan, see how the tengwars for Quenya mp(Image) and nd(Image) are used for b and d, respectively in the Beleriandic mode. :D
http://www.geocities.com/tengwar2001/ --> see "Tengwar Textbook - 4th Edition"
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