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 decline me»

    The most important facet of Latvian cuisine – bread. A Latvian dark rye bread is 100% rye flour with yeast and water plus maybe some salt, honey or caraway. There is no wheat. It’s dense, chewy, intense and filling. But, since this isn’t my food blog, I’ll stop there. :)

  • maiznīca : bakery decline me»

    -Nīca is basically a suffix that means “thing-place”. So a maiznīca is a “bread-place” – a bakery.

  • maiznieks : a baker (masc.) decline me»
    maizniece : a baker (fem.) decline me»

    Like -nīca, -nieks and -niece are common suffixes that indicates a person of either male or female gender respectively. So, we combine bread + appropriate person suffix = baker.

  • mīcīt : to knead conjugate me»

  • mīkla : 1. dough; 2. riddle decline me»

    Like tautasdziesmas, riddles are part of Latvia’s cultural heritage and are still alive and well today. There’s even a radio show where a family guesses answers to listener-submitted riddles and sing! You can listen to “Greizie rati” on LR-1 at 10:25 EET on Saturdays, rebroadcast on Sundays at 04:02.(Listen to it via live streaming or find it in the archives.)

  • milti : flour decline me»

    This is one of Latvian’s “uncountable” nouns. It is possible to decline it for singular, but in practice it is not really used. In English, we would have to say “a grain of flour” as flour is considered to be made up of thousands upon thousands of tiny grains.

maize, f., 5. dekl.
vsk.: maize, maizes, maizei, maizi, ar maizi, maizē
dsk.: maizes, maižu, maizēm, maizes, ar maizēm, maizēs Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
maiznīca, f., 4. dekl.
vsk.: maiznīca, maiznīcas, maiznīcai, maiznīcu, ar maiznīcu, maiznīcā
dsk.: maiznīcas, maiznīcu, maiznīcām, maiznīcas, ar maiznīcām, maiznīcāsPowered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
maiznieks, m., 1. dekl.
vsk.: maiznieks, maiznieka, maizniekam, maiznieku, ar maiznieku, maizniekā
dsk.: maiznieki, maiznieku, maizniekiem, maizniekus, ar maizniekiem, maizniekosPowered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
maizniece, f., 5. dekl.
vsk.: maizniece, maiznieces, maizniecei, maiznieci, ar maiznieci, maizniecē
dsk.: maizneices, maiznieču, maizniecēm, maiznieces, ar maizniecēm, maizniecēsPowered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
mīcīt, 3. konj.
tag. mīcu, mīci, mīca, mīcam, mīcat
pag.mīcīju, mīcīji, mīcīja, mīcījām, mīcījāt
nak.mīcīšu, mīcīsi, mīcīs, mīcīsim, mīcīsiet / mīcīsit
pav. mīci, mīciet Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
mīkla, f., 4. dekl.
vsk.: mīkla, mīklas, mīklai, mīklu, ar mīklu, mīklā
dsk.: mīklas, mīklu, mīklām, mīklas, ar mīklām, mīklās Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
milti, m., 1. dekl.
vsk.: milts, milta, miltam, miltu, ar miltu, miltā
dsk.: milti, miltu, miltiem, miltus, ar miltiem, miltosPowered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
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