Monthly Archives: February 2011

Verbs: Reflexive

Eric requested this one today, so if you were curious about how reflexive verbs worked and were wondering when I’d get around to posting about it, you can thank him for requesting it! :) Up until now, I’ve only talked … Continue reading

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Wordy Wednesday: Knit One, Purl Two

While listening to Greizie Rati, one of the riddles was as follows: Krustām, šķērsām taisīts koka aploks — ganiņš gana tūkstošiem aitiņu. A corral made of criss-crossed wood, a shepherd shepherds thousands of little sheep. The answer? Knitting! More precisely, … Continue reading

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Wordy Wednesday: Pet Edition

I love the way Latvian creates the word for pet. Since my little furballs are an important part of my life, today’s Wordy Wednesday is all about our furry, four-footed friends. dzīvot : to live The root seen here in … Continue reading

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It’s Time for Some Time

Did you know that Latvians don’t exclusively use a 12 hour clock like we Americans do? They often use a 24 hour clock instead! When translating times for 24 hour clocks, remember to add 12 to PM times – 2:00 … Continue reading

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Wordy Wednesday: Mmmm!

Lately, my husband has really gotten into baking. He loves it! So in honor of all the wonderful bread he’s been providing us, today’s Wordy Wednesday is all about baking. maize : bread The most important facet of Latvian cuisine … Continue reading

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No New Post This Week

To hell with it. Between work, school and life, I cannot seem to get my post finished for this week. I’m going to work on it this week and see if I can get a post or two ahead. Expect … Continue reading

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Wordy Wednesday: Wordbuilding with Sētas

Today, let’s take a look at some light wordbuilding with compound nouns. Nouns galva : head (fem.) As with English, head can refer to the head on your shoulders or the head of a company, city or group. pils : … Continue reading

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