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- Latvian is the first language of about 1.5 million people (ca. 0.02% of the world’s population) and is ranked outside the top 100 most spoken languages by native speakers.
- Latvian is the official language of Latvia, and is spoken by 80% of its population (this country is home to the sizeable Russian-speaking minority).
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Latvian – basic information
- Latviešu valoda is a member of the Eastern Baltic group of languages, which originated in the 6th and 7th centuries AD. In the 9th century Latvian and Lithuanian began to exhibit differences, which for some time were interpreted in terms of dialectal variation (these days, the differences between Latvian and Lithuanian are so large that the two languages are not mutually intelligible). The oldest written account of Latvian, a prayer published in Münster’s Cosmographia, dates back to 1544. The Latvian alphabet was modelled on German orthography. The spelling rules underwent a number of changes and were finally standardized in the 20th century. At present, the Latvian language is regulated by the Latvian State Language Center based in Riga.
- Latvian has retained some of the characteristics of the proto-Indo-European language although it has fewer archaic features than Lithuanian. This is because it has been heavily influenced by other languages (primarily Germanic, but also Slavonic and Ugro-Finnic), and has thus undergone numerous modifications at the lexico-grammatical level. Modern Latvian consists of three major dialects: Livonian, Middle, which has served as the basis of the standard variety, and Upper.
- Latvian is an official language of the EU.
Specialist industry translations from and into Latvian
Translations for the energy sector
Marketing translations, localisation and copywriting
Translation of agreements and power of attorney
Translations of user guides and service manuals
Basic words and phrases – English-Latvian mini dictionary
yes - jā
no - nē
please - lūdzu
thank you - paldies
sorry - piedodiet
good morning - labrīt
good evening - labvakar
goodbye - uz redzēšanos
good night - ar labu nakti
hi - sveika/sveiks
How are you? - Kā jums klājas?
good - labi
My name is… - Mani sauc…
I don't understand - Es nesaprotu
I'm from the UK - Es nāku no Lielbritānijas
- Latvian is a highly inflectional language. Nouns and adjectives are declined for case (there are seven of them), number and gender (there is no neuter gender, only masculine or feminine). Interestingly, adjectives have long and short forms.
- Latvian features long and short vowels, which can be distinctive (i.e. they can distinguish between words). In writing, long vowels are indicated by a macron (a diacritic mark placed above the vowel), e.g. ā, ē, ī, ū.
- The longest word in Latvian is the 27-letter word pretpulksteņrādītājvirziens, which means ‘anti-clockwise direction’.
- One of the most difficult Latvian words to pronounce is the adjective trīsšķautņains (Eng. trihedral). Another interesting word is the noun ieeja (Eng. entrance), which contains almost only vowels.