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  Lithuanian language, alphabet and pronunciation
Lithuanian is a Baltic language related to Latvian and Old Prussian with about 3.5 million speakers in Lithuania.
Lithuanian is considered to oldest surviving Indo-European language and is thought to have retained some features of Proto-Indo-European (PIE) such as pitch-accent and a complex inflexional case system.
Lithuanian first appeared in print in the form of a catechism in 1547.
www.omniglot.com /writing/lithuanian.htm   (0 words)

  
  Lithuanian language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lithuanian still retains many of the original peculiarities of phonetics and nominal morphology of the prototypical Indo-European language and has therefore been the focus of much study in the area of Indo-European linguistics.
The Lithuanian language is a highly inflected language where relationship between parts of speech and their roles in a sentence are expressed by numerous flexions.
Lithuanian is considered one of the more conservative modern Indo-European languages, and certain Lithuanian words are very similar to their Sanskrit counterparts.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lithuanian_language   (1761 words)

  
 Global Lithuanian Net. History of the Lithuanian Language. Occupation
Lithuanians hoped that after the Germans were defeated by the Allies, they would, as dictated by the 1941 Atlantic Charter, restore independence to the three Baltic states occupied by the Bolsheviks during the war.
Lithuanian was relegated to a secondary "local" status and lost its prestige.
People began using Lithuanian words as though they were Russian, i.e., not with their original Lithuanian meanings, but rather with the meaning that their Russian equivalents had, e.g.,the noun 'eile' came to mean 'several', 'some', 'a group', 'many', because the Russian equivalent had has those meanings.
www.lithuanian.net /language/occupied.htm   (2993 words)

  
 The Origin of the Lithuanian Language
The Prussian language is the closest relative to Lithuanian and Latvian;
Thus Lithuanian retains the old dative singular ending in vilk-ui, whereas Latvian has innovated by borrowing a pronoun or adjectival ending in vilk-am '(to the) wolf.' Note the Lithuanian dative singular masculine demonstrative pronoun tam(ui) '(to) that' from the Latvian counterpart of which, tarn, the noun ending of Latvian vilk-am is derived.
The language of the Bible was the basis and model used by all authors in the 17th and 18th centuries; it influenced the choice of lexical items and syntactic constructions, and the use of Biblical idiomatic utterances; this translation also served to stabilize the" orthography.
www.lituanus.org /1982_1/82_1_01.htm   (0 words)

  
 Lithuanian
Lithuanian has a switch-reference system, i.e., one set of of verb endings is used when the subjects of the main and subordinate clauses refer to the same person, and another set when they refer to different people.
Lithuanian was not written prior to the middle of the 16th century, and the level of literacy among Lithuanians was low throughout the 18th century.
Lithuanian is considered to be a Category II language in terms of difficulty for speakers of English.
www.nvtc.gov /lotw/months/december/Lithuanian.html   (865 words)

  
 Lithuanian - LITH
A thematic study of Lithuanian culture from antiquity to the present in an historical and political context.
Lithuanian writers in exile: themes, trends in development, comparison with writers in Soviet Lithuania; influences of the new environment, writing in English.
Development of Lithuanian from its Indo-European origins to the formation of the standard language; the aspects of Lithuanian literary language and its lexical, syntactical and stylistic problems.
www.uic.edu /ucat/courses/LITH.html   (0 words)

  
 Overview of the Lithuanian Language to Help You Learn Lithuanian
The Lithuanian language is spoken by over 4 million people, primarily in the Republic of Lithuania where it is the official language.
Lithuanian is one of the two Baltic languages which make up a branch of the Indo-European family.
Lithuanian is written in a version of the Latin alphabet, the same alphabet used by English.
www.transparent.com /languagepages/Lithuanian/overview.htm   (469 words)

  
 Lietuvių kalbos institutas
The Lithuanian state, which emerged in the middle of the 13th century, has retained to this day these lands as the core of its territory, although the history of Lithuanian statehood has been very volatile.
The dominance of the Polish language meant the introduction and use of Polish letters: the digraphs sz and cz for š is and č respectively in modern Lithuanian, and the letters 1, z, i and s.
Lithuanians are always pleasantly surprised and glad to meet a foreigner who has learnt some of their language and is familiar with their special letters.
www.lki.lt /indexeng.php?lkiEng=6   (2043 words)

  
 The Lithuanian Language and Writing
With the introduction of Christianity in the 14th and 15th centuries the Lithuanian language and culture were faced with the ever increasing danger of pollination.
The spread of national liberation ideas, the formation of the consciousness of the Lithuanian national character and the rise of the Lithuanian intelligentsia brought about a gradual revival of the popular traditions of the Lithuanian language only in the 19th century.
His Lithuanian grammars, especially the third one, published in 1922, had a tremendous impact on the improvement of literary Lithuanian and on the preparation of standard textbooks for schools.
postilla.mch.mii.lt /Kalba/kalbarast.en.htm   (0 words)

  
 Lithuanian language courses, dictionaries, phrasebooks and other books
Lithuanian language courses, dictionaries, phrasebooks and other books
Includes a course book containing dialogues, grammatical notes, exercises and cultural information, together with two cassettes with recordings of some of the dialogues and exercises.
Includes dialogues, exercises, games, tests and notes in many different languages.
www.omniglot.com /books/language/lithuanian.htm   (156 words)

  
 Vilnius | Language | Lithuanian Language Tips | Vilnius
However, at this point, sadly we have to shatter the illusion and confess that Lithuanian is actually trickias indeedas.
You'll be heartened to hear that in the overall scheme of things, Lithuanian is nowhere near the top spot in the world's most difficult languages (as it goes, Hungarian and Japanese stole the show in a survey by the bods at the British Foreign Office).
The older generation was of course obliged to learn Russian, but it's not the favourite language with the locals, as it brings back bleak memories.
www.vilnius-life.com /language/language.php   (471 words)

  
 Lithuanian Language - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Lithuanian Language - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Lithuanian Language, language spoken by nearly all the inhabitants of Lithuania and by expatriates in such countries as the United States, Canada,...
The country’s official language since 1988 has been Lithuanian, a language of the Baltic branch of the Indo-European languages.
encarta.msn.com /Lithuanian_Language.html   (123 words)

  
 Lithuanian Translation - Translate Lithuanian Language Translator
The Lithuanian language still retains the original sound system and morphological peculiarities of the prototypal Indo-European language and therefore is fascinating for linguistic study.
Printed books in Lithuanian language are known since 1547, but the level of literacy among Lithuanians were not big in 16th 18th centuries and number of books wasn't big too.
Lithuanian is one of two (the other is Latvian) living Baltic languages, which is a separate branch of the Indo-European languages, but perhaps closest to the Slavic family.
www.translation-services-usa.com /languages/lithuanian.shtml   (653 words)

  
 Learn Lithuanian Language - Free Conversational Lithuanian Lessons Online - Common Lithuanian Words and Phrases   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Phrasebase drastically simplifies the language learning process by prioritizing the various components of learning and focusing your study efforts on the areas of greatest importance.
The key is to immerse yourself in the language and use it as often as possible in order to build up your skills of speaking it and listening to it, understanding and comprehending it...
Lithuanian Language Exchange Pen-Pals - Community of people from around the world interested in teaching you their language and sharing their culture with you.
www.phrasebase.com /learn/lithuanian.php   (1866 words)

  
 LoLA: Bilingualism of Lithuanian Speakers
Through interviews with community members regarding their language use and language use throughout the community, as well as the willingness of several individuals to render some sentences in Lithuanian on tape, an understanding of the condition of the language begins to emerge.
While for Lithuanian families that have been in the US for decades considerable effort is required to maintain the language, especially if one of the spouses is in fact not of Lithuanian heritage, both internal and external pressure may be brought to bear to make this effort.
In families where one parent is Lithuanian and one is not, children may be enjoined to speak Lithuanian with the former and not to mix languages in either event.
www.humnet.ucla.edu /languagesofla/lithuanian/influence.htm   (4121 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Lithuanian language Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Between 400-600, the Lithuanian and Latvian languages split from the Western Baltic (Prussian) language group, which subsequently became extinct.
Printed books in Lithuanian language are known since 1547, but the level of literacy among Lithuanians was low in the 16th — 18th centuries and books were not easily available.
Lithuanian is one of two (the other is Latvian) living Baltic languages, which is a separate branch of the Indo-European languages.
www.ipedia.com /lithuanian_language.html   (785 words)

  
 U.S.ENGLISH Foundation Official Language Research - Lithuania: Background
Lithuanians were very dedicated to their pagan beliefs, which for a long time resisted strong pressure from missionaries and foreign powers but finally succumbed.
The Lithuanian language was not the state language until the first period of independence (from 1918 to 1940, precisely speaking, when Lithuania recovered its independence) and was proclaimed as such in the 1922 Constitution.
Despite the fact that the use of the Lithuanian language was prohibited, the struggle for its survival strengthened.
www.us-english.org /foundation/research/olp/viewResearch.asp?CID=46&TID=2   (3214 words)

  
 BigRedGarage.com - Learn to Speak Lithuanian with Pimsleur Lithuanian Language Courses
Lithuanian is spoken by approximately 3 million people in Lithuania and by an additional half-million elsewhere in the world, chiefly in the Western Hemisphere.
Lithuanian is a language belonging to the Baltic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages.
Pimsleur devoted his life to language teaching and was one of the world’s leading experts in applied linguistics.
www.bigredgarage.com /lithuanian.htm   (260 words)

  
 Global Lithuanian Net. Lithuanian Mythology and Religion Resources
Conclusion is drawn that 4-5 thousand years ago the ancestors of the modern Baltic nations (Lithuanians and Latvians) had developed views on the relations between man and natural forces, on the origin of the world and its construction, based on religious and mythological notions.
The Lithuanian pagan faith and mythology, as well as the ritual connected with them, are among the oldest phenomena of human spiritual creation.
Modern Lithuanians are an unusual amalgam of Catholicism and a fierce pride in their pagan past.
www.lithuanian.net /resource/myths.htm   (2071 words)

  
 Guide to lithuanian language - UniLang Wiki
Lithuanian is the official language of Lithuania, spoken by 3 to 4 million native speakers.
It would work perfectly for some easy languages, but for languages like lithuanian one must learn everything constantly (okay, count the pronunciation out - except for the awful accentuation system that has to be learnt for almost every word, the rest of pronunciation is easy).
You could read news in lithuanian (delfi.lt is the most popular), blog in lithuanian (blogas.lt can help you with this) or even use google in lithuanian.
home.unilang.org /main/wiki2/index.php/Guide_to_lithuanian   (862 words)

  
 Lithuanian Language
Lithuanian Speakers: Poland, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Canada, and the U.S. Language Classification: The Lithuanian language belongs to the Indo-European family of languages together with Latvian in the Baltic group of languages.
Lithuanian Orthography: Diacritics are used to symbolize an important aspect of Lithuanian speech, namely "accent." Lithuanian is composed of 12 (six long and five short) vowels and 20 consonants.
Lithuanian Language History: The Lithuanians had no standard written language of their own for a rather long period of time until the last decades of the 19th century.
www.online-languagetranslators.com /lithuanian_language.htm   (326 words)

  
 Lietuvių kalbos institutas
In 1952 the Institute of the Lithuanian Language was merged with the Institute of Lithuanian Literature.
On 16 April 1990, the Institute of the Lithuanian Language was re-established as an independent institution.
The analysis of the development of the norms and terminology of the Lithuanian language, and the compilation of a database of linguistic phenomena and their assessment.
www.lki.lt /indexeng.php   (410 words)

  
 Lithuanian language - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Lithuanian language
Indo-European language spoken by the people of Lithuania, which through its geographical isolation has retained many ancient features of the Indo-European language family.
It acquired a written form in the 16th century, using the Latin alphabet, and is currently spoken by some 3–4 million people.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Lithuanian+language   (106 words)

  
 The Lithuanian Word. Lithuanian Language. Books
During the 18th century in Lithuania Minor Lithuanian grammars and dictionaries written in Latin and in German appeared and Lithuanian folksongs began to be written down.
According to data compiled by Vaclovas Biržiška, 34 Lithuanian books were published in the 16th century, 58 in the 17th century, 304 in the 18th century, and 926 in the first part of the 19th century (1801-64).
During this period a considerable number of Lithuanian poets and writers were active, but most of their writings remained unpublished when the Russian government adopted repressive measures.
www.spaudos.lt /LietKalba/Books.en.htm   (1857 words)

  
 Lithuanian translation, English to Lithuanian translation, Lithuanian to English translation, Lithuanian web site ...
Whether you are a Lithuanian company hoping to break into the English speaking market or you have a product to sell to Lithuania, WTB Language Group can help you.
They have in-depth understanding of the subject matter and solid mastering of the Lithuanian language including its spelling, grammar, and cultural appropriateness.
Lithuania (in Lithuanian, Lietuva), officially Republic of Lithuania, republic in north-eastern Europe, bounded on the north by Latvia; on the east and south by Belarus; on the south-east by Poland and the Kaliningrad oblast, Russia; and on the west by the Baltic Sea.
www.wintranslation.com /languages/lithuanian.html   (328 words)

  
 Lithuanian Translation Service - English to Lithuanian Translation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
You probably don't speak Lithuanian yourself, so there are a few questions you'll need to consider when choosing a translation company.
Language is a living thing it develops and changes constantly.
Aukshtaitish (Aukshtaichiai, Aukstaitiskai, Highland Lithuanian), Dzukish (Dzukiskai), Shamaitish (Samogitian, Zhemaitish, Zemaitis, Zemaitiskai, Zemachiai, Lowland Lithuanian), Suvalkietiskai.
www.appliedlanguage.com /languages/lithuanian_translation.shtml   (489 words)

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