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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 The root seen here in … 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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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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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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