Monthly Archives: August 2010

Finding Your Grammatical Center

One thing my husband continually nags me about is guessing the content of the sentence without really working through it.  Especially when I start applying English grammatical rules to Latvian sentences because I’m tired. Why is this bad?  Because Latvian … Continue reading

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Lāčplēsis

Going through all of my online resources on Latvian has been slow-going.  Some of them have been discontinued, moved or difficult to classify. This one is too good to hold back, however.  I found it at PageF30, who has some … Continue reading

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Giving Orders

We hear orders every day: “Pick that up!” “Come here!” “Buy now!” Sometimes there’s a “please” attached, but it’s still an order. Orders are in the imperative case.  My mnemonic for this originally was: “it’s imperative that you remember.”  It’s … Continue reading

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Verb Stems

I’ve already told you that I think it’s important to learn verbs with three forms: the infinitive, 1st person present singular, 1st person past singular.  Here’s why: With these three forms, you can create the three stems necessary for building … Continue reading

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Learning Verbs

I just read an article the other day about someone who was working towards learning French and had some interesting points regarding verbs. During her studies, she learned the present form of a verb first, then the past and future, … Continue reading

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