Of course, I like Latin. I loved looking out the window - through the stone, gothic lattice - while listening to my dry latin tutor's pleasant drone. (I still enjoy identifying a subjunctive in a phrase of law latin. It makes my students laugh that anyone living still knows such things.)
Very cool. Well, not the Elvis part.
From the BBC:
Like the boy at the party with cheese straws stuck up his nose, it has been caught doing something vaguely disturbing - indulging a penchant for Latin.
It is the only country in the world which broadcasts the news in Latin.
On its EU presidency website one can find descriptions of meetings in Latin. But love of the language of Rome goes deep.
I am in a hotel somewhere comfortably north of Helsinki. It is off-season, so the place is deserted. There are dark brown mock logs, lining one side of the room. Fake beams on the ceiling, chocolate-box pictures on the walls.
There is also a man in the corner of the room singing Elvis Presley's songs in Latin, like Can't Help Falling In Love - or Non adamare non possum.
Kiitos, kiitos very much for the information. We aren't doing too well trying to learn Finnish, so maybe we had better try Latin prior to the next visit.
After we had exhausted every other topic of conversation on a long car trip, a friend once tried to convince me that Finnish, combined the best features of German and Latin. This meant, according to him, that Finnish was destined to be the language of the future.
We still laugh about his repeated conclusion - "It's the next Esperanto!"
I can't say he wasn't right.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Suomi is a Finnish word that most commonly refers to either:
Finland, a northern European country (written with capital initial letter: Suomi); or The Finnish language itself (written with lower-case initial letter in Finnish: suomi or suomen kieli)
The syntax is very similar to Japanese in some ways. But once you learn it, you are able to understand the culture so much better!