Tag Archives: Vocabulary

Wordy Wednesday: Points on a Map

If you’ve traveled anywhere, you know that a good map is a boon companion. It may point out areas of interest, show you where the good museums are and direct you to the nearest hospital if you are unlucky. All … 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 [slider title=”conjugate me”] dzīvot, 2. … 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 [slider title=”decline me”]maize, f., 5. dekl. vsk.: … 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.) [slider title=”decline me”]galva, f., 4. dekl. vsk.: galva, galvas, galvai, galvu, ar galvu, galvā dsk.: galvas, galvu, galvām, galvas, ar galvām, galvās[/slider] As … 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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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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How do I say…?

One thing I believe is essential in speaking another language is knowing how to say please and thank you. Whenever I go to a new country (unless I don’t know I’m going, like my sudden re-routing through Sweden), I make … Continue reading

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