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I may not be a bearded, left-handed, gay Lithuanian, but...

From:Thomas Leigh <thomas@...>
Date:Tuesday, May 30, 2006, 16:04
Wesley Parrish wrote:
> I've got my grubby little hands on a copy of Teach Yourself Latvian!
> old, original series printed and published in the UK.)
Congrats! That's a great book. One of the best old TY's that they freakishly and mysteriously just decided to stop reprinting one day (another one being TY Old English).
> First book on the Baltic languages I've ever owned. ;) > > Largely because Lithuanian and Latvian (and Old Prussian) have > some of the most archaic features in modern European languages, > and that should nicely counterpoint the Sanskrit I also intend > learning soon.
The Baltic langs are facinating (I don't actually know any, but I've wanted to learn Latvian for ages -- I love how it looks, with all those macrons!). Lithuanian is by far the more conservative, though, so if you're into archaic I-E, you seriously need to get yourself a book on Lithuanian. It will blow your mind. ;-) veritosproject wrote:
> And..._why_, oh _why_, are you trying to learn Latvian?
Why _wouldn't_ anybody want to learn Latvian?! :-) Thomas


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