https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MacBasse

[Fun fact] Nuntii Latini

Do you know that there was actually a radio station that transmitted news in Latin? They started in 1989 as a sort of joke and they actually stopped to broadcast just this year! Here is the official link of their page (in Latin, of course) : https://areena.yle.fi/1-1931339 It was weekly ~5min world news with transcription. If you want to know the story behind it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuntii_Latini

Their pronounce is delightful to listen to, it can be a very good tool to use it parallel to your studies, it's a pity that they stopped, hopefully someday we can have something similar back.

August 28, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChevyBarnes05

Wowowow I love it!

August 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/slogger

When they stopped they were thinking of putting out a podcast, which would be great. So far there's no word of it that I've heard, however. Although their accent wasn't quite 100% "restored," it was perfectly understandable and was great listening practice. The broadcasts were marvelous and, you're right, really worthwhile. . . . Where else could you hear much news about moose, especially in Latin? Except maybe here.

August 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MacBasse

Oh yes, I forgot about Latinitium, I've seen his channel on Youtube sometime ago, I think I've never bothered to visit his site. Thanks for sharing with us!

August 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/slogger

His Latin is very good. Well pronounced and quite fluent. Really good for listening practice, and he has plenty to say that's interesting. You should give his websites a try. Lately there has been quite a bit of audio/video posted online that provides great practice. If you would like a listing of good online sites, this is pretty good; links are given in the "SHOW MORE" info, below. . . . Latinitium has good links, too.

August 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MacBasse

Thank you once more! : )

August 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Winter_stark

Radio Vatican also has a weekly news podcast in Latin — Hebdomada Papae — that only started this year. You can listen to it here: https://www.vaticannews.va/it/podcast/rvi-programmi/hebdomada-papae.html

Though, as far as I (as a Latin newb) can tell, they don't use classical pronunciation, but ecclesiastical.

September 2, 2019
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