Sun, 28 December 2008
Hi there, I’m Jack and I’m Raminta and welcome back to Lithuanian Out Loud where we offer the world the Lithuanian language.
Photograph: Yotvingian Forest
According to the free Wikipedia page Romuva; The Quendlinburg Chronicle mentions a missionary Bruno of Querfort, who was killed along with 18 men by Yotvingians because of entering The Holy Forest. This was the first time the name of Lithuania was mentioned in written sources. Lithuanians came to history as very conservative believers of an ancient European pre-Christian faith, they preserved this religion until the 14th and 15th centuries. They happened to be the last non-nomadic people in Europe practicing pristine Indo-European polytheism.
In the 13th century Pope Gregory IX declared crusades against the Baltic peoples. This led to the destruction of the Baltic faith. Grand Duke Mindaugas was Christianized with his family and warriors in 1251 to get recognition from Christian Europe. But, Mindaugas still worshipped pagan deities as the Hyperian Chronicle mentions. He sacrificed to the Supreme God Andajus or Dievas, Perkūnas, Teliavelis, the god of blacksmiths, and Žvorūna, goddess of forests and hunters.
Today we‘ll go over the Lithuanian verb galėti – to be able. Here are galėti and negalėti conjugated in the present tense.
to be able (can) galėti
I would like norėčiau
and here is galėti in the imperative
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Sveikos, Raminta and Jack! As Nikolas, ir as labai noreciu mokausi lietuviskai. As is Krasnojarsk, nuostabus Siberios miestas. Viso gero! I am sorry, but I don\'t know how to continue in Lithuanian, so I will write in English. First of all, I like to learn foreign languages at all. I had started to learn Lithuanian in the late autumn from the very beginning and I think I had made a quite good progress. I usually listen to \"Lithuanian Out Loud\" while going by bus to my workplace and this language studying exites me in a high degree, because I do the double work in the same time - I am practicing my listening comprehension of English and parallelous I learn another language! Though I have passed only about 40 lessons, as I do about 5 ones in a week, it is only from I repeat lessons many times in order to make an automatic speaking and try my best to speak with the least accent. Moreover, I want to understand better the basics of Lithuanian grammar. For example, except of your lessons I practice kilmininkas with the words taken from Lithuanian dictionary and it is the another reason why I have passed a quite little number of lessons. Nevertheless I think that it would help me to progress faster in my language learning in the future. The reason why I began to study Lithuanian is simple. I just wanted to know languages of former USSR Republics. Why is Lithuanian appeared to be first? Maybe it was influenced by the fact that my ex-girlfriend Irina was a Lithuanian by nationality and we planned to study her historical language together. Nowadays she learn Japanese and I learn Lithuanian. And I also believe that my Lithuanian will be useful for me because I plan to go to Lithuania in the nearest years. I would like to wish you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I hope, your lessons will become more interesting. Go on and good luck for you in your work! You are great! Sincerely, Nikolai (Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia) P.S. I would like to ask Raminta, have I wrote \"Siberios\" and \"nuostabus\" corr
Labas, Jack ir Raminta! Just wanted to wish you all the best for 2009, and keep up the good work! I have tried learning Lithuanian from CDs before, but nothing can compare to your site! It\'s the best! To bad I\'ve only done about 20 lessons (so I can\'t participate in \"today\'s discussions\", but the good thing is that I have many lessons to go! Already I\'ve impressed a lot of my Lithuanian friends with the phrases you\'ve learned me! Aciu!! Best regards, Thomas Norway