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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   (237 words)

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)

 LMS IC: Classic Lithuanian Literature Anthology
Lithuanian literature of the first half of the 19th century with its mix of Classicism, Sentimentalism, and Romanticism features is represented by Antanas Strazdas, Dionizas Poška, Silvestras Valiūnas, Simonas Stanevičius, Simonas Daukantas.
Antanas Vienuolis (Žukauskas) is an innovator of Lithuanian epic narration, author of romantic legends, historical and social novels, and of artful psychological stories, a writer of open sensuality with a subtle sense of the sentence.
Jonas Aistis (Aleksandravičius) is one of the most prominent Lithuanian poets who combines the intimate lyrical talking with strict poetical programme; he expressed the ideals of neoromantic generation; in the latest stage of his creative life he engaged himself strongly for Lithuania and national idea.
anthology.lms.lt   (2225 words)

 Lithuanian Railways
On the 1st of January, 1992 Lithuanian Railways was reorganized as a state enterprise.
Lithuanian Railways became a member of OSJD on 1 June 1992 and a member of the UIC on 9 June 1992.
Lithuanian Railways have 2 locomotives, 1 diesel and 3 wagon depots.
www.randburg.com /li/lithrailways.html   (407 words)

 Lithuanian Heritage Magazine
Its readers are those of Lithuanian descent and their non-Lithuanian friends in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Lithuania, and many other countries.
Brave Lithuanian kings, dukes, and warriors who extended Lithuania’s borders from the Baltic to the Black Sea,
Lithuanian immigration, and places and events associated with it,
www.lithuanianheritage.com   (214 words)

 Lithuanian Hound Information, Lithuanian Hounds
The Lithuanian Hound is sturdy and heavily boned.
The Lithuanian Hound is an attempt to recreate the original-type Curlandish Hounds, which were associated at one time with the Latvian Hound.
In the 1970 the Lithuanian Hound was low in numbers.
www.dogbreedinfo.com /lithuanianhound.htm   (333 words)

 LLRX -- A Guide to the Lithuanian Legal System
Now Lithuanian stare decisis is in process of development as from April 1998 interpretations of law in the published decisions of plenary sessions or chambers of the Supreme Court must be taken into consideration by other courts, governmental and non-governmental institutions.
Lithuanian legislation of the period 1992-1993 was published in the official publication called Lietuvos Respublikos Seimo ir Vyriausybės zinios.
The full text of the Lithuanian laws is available in the database of the Seimas entitled Legal Acts of Lithuania.
www.llrx.com /features/lithuanian.htm   (2244 words)

 Baltic Online: Lesson 1: Lithuanian
One of the most distinguished Lithuanian poets and playwrights of the second half of the 20th century, Justìnas Marcinkevicius has chosen as the basis of many of his works the most prominent cultural phenomena of the Lithuanian nation and, the most significant events of its history.
Lithuanian consonants are pronounced with the speech organs relatively relaxed.
Nouns in Lithuanian are inflected to show their relations with other words and their function in the sentence.
www.utexas.edu /cola/centers/lrc/eieol/litol-1-R.html   (3130 words)

 World Press Review - A New Light on Lithuanian Literature - Frankfurt Book Fair
Lithuanian, although it has never possessed a national epic, has always been richly endowed with folk songs and folk tales.
It was not until the end of the 19th century, hand-in-hand with a rebirth of Lithuanian nationalism, that a broader, secular literature appeared.
In the last decade, Lithuanian literature has witnessed a new upswing, encouraged by the rebirth of freedom of the press, the abolition of censorship, the rise of private publishing houses, the unhindered exchange of ideas with the West, and the return of many exiled writers.
www.worldpress.org /1001books1.htm   (1056 words)

 Lithuania (02/07)
Lithuanians are neither Slavic nor Germanic, although the union with Poland and the colonization by Germans and Russians have influenced the culture and religious beliefs of Lithuania.
The Lithuanian language still retains the original sound system and morphological peculiarities of the prototypal Indo-European tongue and, therefore, is fascinating for linguistic study.
Lithuanian farmers grew stronger, and an increase in the number of intellectuals of peasant origin led to the growth of a Lithuanian national movement.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/5379.htm   (5091 words)

 Lithuanian Collections
The exact size of the Lithuanian holdings is not known, since, like other country/language holdings, they have no separate catalogue and are dispersed within the rest of the collections.
The speedy growth of Lithuanian literature in the 19th century is reflected in the collections very inadequately, especially as regards early editions of the writers and scholars of the period.
Lithuanian material published in the United Kingdom by émigré publishers such as Nida was acquired via Legal Deposit.
www.bl.uk /collections/easteuropean/lithuanian.html   (790 words)

 Changing Perspectives on Change in the Lithuanian Language
When we discuss the significance of the Lithuanian language for linguistics, we invariably look to the past, to the attention it commanded during the formative period of linguistic science, namely, the period of historical comparative Indo-European linguistics.
Lithuanian obviously is in a unique position in respect to this issue because all these and a few other permutations of verb position still occur in it.
Lithuanian is a particularly apt instrument for researching the morpho-syntactical aspects of language change.
www.lituanus.org /1986/86_2_04.htm   (2408 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)

 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)

 Lithuania - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
Lithuanians are a tribe at the Geographic Center of Europe and the future cultural birthplace of Europe (see theory of Northern Athens).
Lithuanians in general are good Muslims and they respect all catholic priests (except the paedophiles who are now forced to carry a badge which says: "I'm a Paedophile Priest".
Lithuanians do not know what prostitution is. All sexual acts between men and women are being made totally free of charge.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Lithuania   (3516 words)

 The Lithuanian Language and Writing
The alienation of the ruling circles and the privileged gentry from the vernacular, from popular traditions and the people’s culture was a genuine tragedy for the Lithuanian nation as it set back the development of the Lithuanian national culture for the period of several centuries.
Jonas Jablonskis (1860-1930), a particularly prolific and active fostered of written Lithuanian, is often referred to as the father of Lithuanian.
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   (1679 words)

 AllRefer.com - Lithuanian (Language And Linguistics) - Encyclopedia
The official language of Lithuania since 1918, Lithuanian is spoken by approximately 3 million people there and by an additional half-million elsewhere in the world, chiefly in the Western Hemisphere.
The importance of Lithuanian in linguistic studies stems from its designation as the most ancient of the living Indo-European languages.
It is also the language closest to Proto–Indo-European, the ancestral tongue from which all the Indo-European languages evolved.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/L/Lithuanian.html   (219 words)

 Lithuanian Holidays
Lithuanian is the official language of Lithuania, spoken by about 4million native Lithuanians.
The Lithuanian language still retains much of the original sound system and morphological peculiarities ofthe prototypal Indo-European language and therefore isfascinating for linguistic study.
Some reconstructions have even concluded that Lithuanian is the modern language which is mostclosely related to Proto-Indo-European (thespeech of a Lithuanian peasant, for example, is probably the closest semblance you can get to the tongue spoken by theProto-Indo-European race).
www.altvetmed.com /face/41118-lithuanian-holidays.html   (689 words)

LFMI released a new survey of the country‘s economy presenting estimates of 2006 and forecasts for 2007 (updated).
The LFMI has completed a thorough analysis of Lithuania’s policy of land market regulation and formulated recommendations that could be followed in reforming land market regulation.
Position of the Lithuanian Free Market Institute on the European Commission‘s proposal to increase the minimum rate of excise duty on commercial diesel
www.freema.org   (353 words)

 Welcome to the Lithuanian Global Genealogical Society
Another tool for Lithuanians to post questions, and request assistance in their family genealogy research.
Our central location for bringing together Lithuanian historians and map enthusiasts to generate discussion on Lithuania's history and constantly changing borders.
Currently under construction, but we hope to have a place for Lithuanians to post and inform other Lithuanians society and organizational events locally and abroad.
www.lithuaniangenealogy.org   (510 words)

 Lithuanian-American Community, Inc. (LAC)
If you are of Lithuanian heritage, you already belong to the Lithuanian American Community.
LAC is for people of Lithuanian heritage regardless of where they were born or how long they have been living in the U.S., or how many generations ago their ancestors came to this country.
Where there are Lithuanians but no LAC chapter, entrepreneurial individuals are urged to organize a new chapter (get in touch with the LAC Executive Committee for guidance).
www.lithuanian-american.org   (128 words)

 Lithuanian Tours
Please discover events to your taste at our culture portal Entertainment Bank.
If you would prefer to have an Estonian perspective in planning your trip or tour our subsidiary company Estlit Tours (www.estlittours.com) is based in Tallinn and staffed with Estonians who can provide you with local input and deliver the same level of service and rates that we offer at Lithuanian Tours.
If you are planning a conference, meeting or an incentive trip see what our meeting and incentives department ELIT Events Baltic can offer by visiting their website at www.eliteventsbaltic.com
www.lithuaniantours.com   (395 words)

 flyLAL – Cheap direct flights to Vilnius and other European cities. Book tickets on internet!
Third quarter was successful for flyLAL – Lithuanian Airlines
E-ticket is already available for connecting flights of flyLAL- Lithuanian Airlines
In August “flyLAL – Lithuanian Airlines” made nearly 0.5 mln.
www.lal.lt   (69 words)

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