Category Archives: Vocabulary

Wordy Weekend: Education, Part 2: Teachers & Students

So much to learn and so many fun words about it! Let’s do some more. :) Latvian is interesting in that it has different words for students at different levels of schooling. Yes, I promise I’ll be writing more on … Continue reading

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Wordy Weekend: Education, Part 1: Wordbuilding

Oof. Grad school. Okay! Well, one class is finally over and done with, though I’ve still got two more to write a bunch of papers for. Sadly, I haven’t been spending too much time on in-depth language studies because of … Continue reading

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Wordy Weekend: Independence

Man, work and grad school are kicking my ass. I’m struggling just to keep my head above water with those two, much less do my studying on the side. Periodic immersion at work in Portuguese is getting me a crash … Continue reading

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Wordy Wednesday: Jāņi

It’s time for Jāņi! This is probably my favorite Latvian holiday to celebrate. We always make Jāņu siers, šašliks, and other traditional dishes, drink plenty of beer and cider, while staying up late. In past years, I’ve not had to … Continue reading

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Wordy Wednesday: Words from this Week

Work’s picked up steam again and we’re going to be off enjoying ourselves away from the computer next week, so no real updates for next week are planned. I’ve got too much to do at work and to get us … Continue reading

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Wordy Wednesday: Some Fun with Pasaka

I took a bit of a break the past couple of weeks from Wordy Wednesdays so I could focus on some longer, more involved posts. Today, I thought I’d explore pasaka – which, as it turns out, makes new words … Continue reading

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Wordy Wednesday – Whither Weather

Man, am I tired. On the upside, finals are finally done this week so I can actually devote some time to the blog before my next semester begins in a month. Of course, next semester is going to be considerably … Continue reading

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