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Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 8:48:31 PM

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Finnish broadcasting company YLE sends news in Latin. This Wikipedia article contains links needed:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuntii_Latini


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SandraM
Posted: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 5:06:36 AM
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Hi Jyrkkä Jätkä,
Thanks for the news. Looking around on the internet, I found this related website: a Polish site of news in Latin. I haven't had time to read it yet so I can't say if it is good.
Websites in Latin, about news or otherwise, are quite difficult to understand to me, as I am used to classical vocabulary and using a dictionary, but it is quite fun to read about internet or sports in Cicero's language.
What do you think?
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 7:59:08 AM

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I'm not so good in Latin but sometimes read news I've already read in Finnish or English.
Strange that there are so few sites in Latin.


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Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Saturday, March 12, 2011 6:45:13 PM

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Finnish National Broadcasting Company YLE has a Latin discussion forum in:
http://chat.yle.fi/latini/


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SandraM
Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2011 7:18:00 AM
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Thanks for the link, I'll check it out, Jyrkkä Jätkä.
SandraM
Posted: Monday, March 14, 2011 8:35:19 AM
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SandraM wrote:
Thanks for the link, I'll check it out, Jyrkkä Jätkä.

My Latin speaking/reading friends loved it.
pedro
Posted: Monday, March 14, 2011 8:53:40 AM

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Does anyone know of a Franglais news site?

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SandraM
Posted: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 5:04:24 AM
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pedro wrote:
Does anyone know of a Franglais news site?

Two things:
How do you mean "franglais" ?
You should try to post this question on the French forums. Maybe someone could give you a good tip, then.
See you there
pedro
Posted: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 5:43:13 AM

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SandraM -

Classic Examples of Franglais Phrases

Coup de grace - A lawn mower.

La deviation pour chauffeur de camion - My driver likes camels.

Moi aussi - I am an Australian.

Pas de deux? - Father of twins?

Mange tout - You're pretty mangy yourself.

Pain prune - I cut myself with the secateurs.

Chaussee deformer? - Are you a contortionist?

Parke le char - My tea is cold.

Suivez la piste - Never mind, follow that drunk!

Le Phone-in Programme: Je ne suis pas un bon sleeper, Brian, et votre programme me donne une sorte de company

A la Douane: Black Pudding n'est pas tax-free

Le job interview: Vous etes exactement le go-ahead personal assistant que je cherche

Au zoo: Nous avons vu seulement deux animaux avec les yeux ouverts

Le hangover: Il y a un petit homme dans ma tete, qui fait le demolition work

etcetera


oh and of course "Je suis un rock star"



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SandraM
Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 4:03:01 AM
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I didn't know this sort of franglais. I love it! You should definitely post this in the French-English subforum. I'm sure other members would love it too.
And this way, you could also explain some of the phrases, I don't get all of them. My favourite, though: "coup de grâce".
IMcRout
Posted: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 6:46:01 AM

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I don't know whether we have the term 'Francemagne' but I love the expression 'quelle age'. Whistle

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