29 September 2006

Onay Atinlay, Onay Oneymay

The resolution is unfortunately too coarse to make out the words, but I'm told this is the ATM machine at the Vatican, with instructions in Latin only.

Now, how would one render "ATM" in Latin?

Thanks to "papabear", I found an image one can read:


papabear said...

Dr. Pakaluk, you can see a close-up at Fr. Coulter's website for Fr. R. Foster:


"inserito scidulam quaeso ut faciundam cognoscas rationem"

papabear said...

No clue about translating ATM from http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/institutions_connected/latinitas/documents/rc_latinitas_20040601_lexicon_it.html
but I suspect it wouldn't be too hard to create a Latin neologism...