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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 Wednesday: Modes of Transportation I

Lots of driving today for us as Spring is finally here! We had fun going to various markets and picking up fresh, seasonal veggies to enjoy all week. What we do with those veggies is a topic for the other … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Nouns in Dative, Part I

That last post on Genitive was a doozy, wasn’t it?  Dative is a bit complicated too, so this time I’m going to break it up into parts so it’s easier to digest (and to write!).  We’ll look at the easy … Continue reading

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Nouns in Genitive

The genitive case is one of the more complex cases in Latvian.  Two of its uses, possession and prepositions, have already been discussed elsewhere on this blog. I’ll be summarizing what’s in those two entries, but you should definitely go … Continue reading

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Nouns in Nominative

Today begins a new series on nouns. Each case will be posted one at a time for the next few weeks. I’m trying something different, so for the next while, updates will be on Mondays with grammatical building blocks. I’m … Continue reading

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