This page is now largely obsolete as the format of the Nuntii pages themselves has changed and Wordchamp shut down in 2013, but the information has been left here as a historical record. The Nuntii bulletins can be heard and the text read here but it is necessary to go to a separate page in the areena section to download the audio-files for storage on your own computer.
Click on the headline (which refers just to the lead
item) to go to the complete text of the weekly bulletin. Left-click on `Lataa
mp3’ to listen (you will then
not be able to see the text on-screen) or right-click to save the mp3 file to
your hard disk. You can then listen from the saved file whilst reading the
For vocabulary help, you can use the Web reader on www.wordchamp.com, either going
to the Helsinki site (http://www.yle.fi/radio1/tiede/nuntii_latini/) via Wordchamp or
copying and pasting text from the Nuntii site into the `text’ box of the web
reader – see the illustrations on the next page. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE SELECTED
LATIN AND ENGLISH AS THE LANGUAGE TO READ AND LANGUAGE FOR DEFINITIONS
RESPECTIVELY. By just positioning the cursor over individual words, you
get a pop-up gloss with English meaning and often grammatical information, plus
cultural background where necessary. Access to this assistance used to be free but from 14 January 2012 it has been available only to those who EITHER have premium Wordchamp membership (US$25 (HK$200) per year) OR are students in grade 12 or below and enrolled in an on-line class set up on the Wordchamp site by a teacher who is himself/herself a fee-paying member.Premium membership also allows you to make use of the class management facilities on the site as well as to use the Web Reader itself to help in understanding documents in other languages.The fee must be paid via PayPal, following the instructions on the Wordchamp site.
Glosses are now available on Wordchamp for all bulletins from February 2007
onwards, when I began adding new ones as each bulletin is posted.
site currently has audio files for the last four months available for download
and written text for the last nine months. It is also possible for anyone to
keep a personal archive by regularly downloading both the mp3 files and the
written text as they are published.
THERE ARE VARIOUS OTHER ONLINE VOCABULARY PROGRAMMES BUT ONLY WORDCHAMP WILL
SUPPLY MEANINGS FOR ALL THE NEO-LATIN EXPRESSIONS USED IN THE BULLETINS