Sun, 25 May 2008
Hey there! This is Jack and welcome back to Lithuanian Out Loud. First off, I need to apologize to anyone who’s sent us an email with a gmail address. Unfortunately, our spam blocker was working overtime again and blocked these emails and we never got them. We’re very sorry for the error. So, if you have a gmail address and you sent us an email and did not get a response, please send it again and we promise to reply this time. Sorry about that.
I’d like to thank Aldona of Los Angeles, California for coming on the show and helping us record this episode. Aldona teaches Lithuanian and she was kind enough to spend about an hour with us working on this episode. Thanks a million Aldona!
Just for clarification, this episode only covers regular nouns, we’ll cover some irregular nouns in upcoming episodes. Well, Raminta will be here in just three days! Woohoo! So, this episode should be the last one you listen to using Skype for quite some time. After today we’ll be providing much better audio. Also, as soon as Raminta gets here we’ll be working overtime to produce a few intermediate episodes along with our beginning episodes. A few weeks after that we’ll try to bring you something in the advanced category.
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Laba diena, ar čia Aldona?
Hi there, I’m Jack and I’m Aldona and welcome back to Lithuanian Out Loud where we offer the world the Lithuanian language.
The next time you’re in Vilnius, go to Cathedral Square and look for the Stebuklas Tile. Stebuklas is the Lithuanian word for miracle. Now, it’s bad luck to mention where the tile is located exactly so people may not want to say where it is if you ask. Just look for a small crowd of people laughing and spinning on a tile. To make a wish, close your eyes and make three clockwise turns on the tile and your wish will come true.
Are you familiar with this tile?
Photograph: The "STEBUKLAS" stone in Vilnius Cathedral Square, in the place where, according to an urban legend, the Baltic Way started
Today we’ll learn how to create the plural of regular masculine nouns. That’s to say, three restaurants, seven automobiles, two museums, etcetera. Masculine nouns have to be matched to masculine numbers and feminine nouns have to be matched to feminine numbers. We’ll go over some irregular nouns later. To review numbers go back to episodes 0041 and 0044.
to create plural nouns:
again, all the numbers and nouns in this episode are masculine.
the restaurant restoranas
a museum muziejus
now let‘s add bigger numbers to these nouns. To review numbers listen again to episode 0041.
two restaurants du restoranai
Thanks to Eglė Ribalkaitė of Klaipėda, Lithuania for reviewing this episode for errors.
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Hello again from Letitia Rydjeski, Following up on our exchange from a couple of weeks back, when I asked about the possibility of Lithuanian conversations for listening comprehension, I thought of something different but I kept forgetting to write. (No short-term memory is one of the \"pleasures\" of being over 40.) I thought that if it is problematic to find other native speakers for authentic Lithuanian conversations, then perhaps Raminte could simply do a minute or two of spoken Lithuanian on any topic possible, which could then be written into the lesson so we could read and repeat the oral presentation as much as possible. I imagine that it would be easy for Raminte to speak for a minute or two about ANY topic, such as the weather, summer in Palanga, Lithuanian cooking, walking in Vilnius old town, shopping for vegetables, modern history, etc., etc. It\'s less important that we hear different voices speaking Lithuanian, and more important that we hear Lithuanian as it is spoken. Is that something that would be possible? It doesn\'t have to be every week, but obviously the more frequent the better: a minute or two of spoken Lithuanian on any topic. Anyway, thank you for such a long response a couple of weeks ago. Keep up the great work! Best, Letitia Rydjeski