Now I see that the Finnish Presidency (Finland holding the rotating presidency of the EU) is issuing press releases in Suomi (Obviously), English (understandably) and Latin. Seriously, here is last week’s community news.
There is a strong pro-Latin movement in Finland:
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.
“In Latin we have more listeners in the world than for Finnish broadcasts,” explains Professor Tuomo Pekannen, who does the translations.
“Latin is more known abroad than Finnish,” he adds.
Finally, if I can get the link to load, the BBC is streaming Elvis Presley imitations sung in Latin. Songs include “Nunc hic aut numquam” (“It’s Now or Never”), “Non adamare non possum” (“Can’t Help Falling in Love”), “Nun aeternitatis” (“I Surrender”), “Cor ligneum” (“Wooden Heart”), and “Tenere me ama” (“Love Me Tender”).