Nunc hic aut numquam

Over at Respectful of Otters, Rivka reproduces “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” in Latin and comments, “But seriously: I don’t know what it is about fans of Latin that prompts them to translate just about anything into Latin, seemingly unprovoked. You don’t see Ancient Sumerian hobbyists doing anything like that, do you?”.Well, you do, actually: go here for some discussion of the problems that you run into when you try executing the important project of putting Elvis Presley lyrics into Sumerian.

(The same guy also recorded quite a bit of Elvis in Latin, so perhaps it’s only Latin obsessives who also want to put things into Sumerian, too.)

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