Monthly Archives: January 2011

Nouns in Vocative

We’ve reached the last post in the Nouns series for now. There will be more posts in the series on topics like Diminutives in the future.  I haven’t decided yet whether or not to start a new series, so for … Continue reading

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Wordy Wednesday: Reading

Welcome to the first Wordy Wednesday! NB: vsk. and dsk. are the abbreviations for vienskaitlis and daudzskaitlis, or singular and plural, respectively.  Cases are given in standard Latvian order, as such: kas (nom.), kā (gen.), kam (dat.), ko (acc.), ar … Continue reading

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Nouns in Locative

This is my favorite case, hands down.  For one, it is the case I can most reliably pick out of sentences, so I usually will translate it first.  For another, it’s just so darned easy.  I love this case! The … Continue reading

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Upcoming Feature: Wordy Wednesday

I was thinking about it the other day and thought I would do a riff on those “Wordless Wednesdays” you see around the blogosphere every week. Of course, since my blog is all about words, going Wordless doesn’t make as … Continue reading

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Nouns in Instrumental

I promised that the nouns would get easier and the last post on Accusative wound up being one of the longest posts in the series, I know.  But if you got Accusative and Dative down, you’re just a teensy bit … Continue reading

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Nouns in Accusative

So far we’ve covered three of the seven Latvian noun cases and what I think are the most difficult.  From here on out, the remaining cases get much easier to work with.  Today, let’s look at the accusative case.  This … Continue reading

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Nouns in Dative, Part II

Man, don’t you just hate it when coughs linger on? I sure do, but at least I’m not feeling like I should fall over dead every day. As it happens, the dative construction can be really important when it comes … Continue reading

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