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I naturen

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Do you see the tower there? Ka- d- s- t----- d--? Kan du se tårnet der? 0 +
Do you see the mountain there? Ka- d- s- b------ d--? Kan du se bjerget der? 0 +
Do you see the village there? Ka- d- s- l-------- d--? Kan du se landsbyen der? 0 +
Do you see the river there? Ka- d- s- f----- d--? Kan du se floden der? 0 +
Do you see the bridge there? Ka- d- s- b---- d--? Kan du se broen der? 0 +
Do you see the lake there? Ka- d- s- s--- d--? Kan du se søen der? 0 +
I like that bird. De- d-- f--- k-- j-- g--- l---. Den der fugl kan jeg godt lide. 0 +
I like that tree. De- d-- t-- k-- j-- g--- l---. Det der træ kan jeg godt lide. 0 +
I like this stone. De- h-- s--- k-- j-- g--- l---. Den her sten kan jeg godt lide. 0 +
I like that park. De- p--- d-- k-- j-- g--- l---. Den park der kan jeg godt lide. 0 +
I like that garden. De- h--- d-- k-- j-- g--- l---. Den have der kan jeg godt lide. 0 +
I like this flower. De- h-- b----- k-- j-- g--- l---. Den her blomst kan jeg godt lide. 0 +
I find that pretty. Je- s----- d-- e- s----. Jeg synes, det er smukt. 0 +
I find that interesting. Je- s----- d-- e- i----------. Jeg synes, det er interessant. 0 +
I find that gorgeous. Je- s----- d-- e- v----------. Jeg synes, det er vidunderlig. 0 +
I find that ugly. Je- s----- d-- e- g----. Jeg synes, det er grimt. 0 +
I find that boring. Je- s----- d-- e- k-------. Jeg synes, det er kedeligt. 0 +
I find that terrible. Je- s----- d-- e- f-----------. Jeg synes, det er forfærdeligt. 0 +

Languages and sayings

There are sayings in every language. In this way, sayings are an important part of national identity. Sayings reveal the norms and values of a country. Their form is generally known and fixed, not modifiable. Sayings are always short and succinct. Metaphors are often used in them. Many sayings are also poetically constructed. Most sayings give us advice or rules of conduct. But some sayings also offer obvious criticism. Sayings also often use stereotypes. So they may be about supposedly typical traits of other countries or people. Sayings have a long tradition. Aristotle praised them as short philosophical pieces. They are an important stylistic device in rhetoric and literature. What makes them special is that they always remain topical. In linguistics there is a discipline, which is devoted just to them. Many sayings exist in multiple languages. Thus they can be lexically identical. In this case, speakers of different languages use the same words. Bellende Hunde beißen nicht, Perro que ladra no muerde. (DE-ES) Other sayings are semantically similar. Meaning the same idea is expressed using different words. Appeler un chat un chat, Dire pane al pane e vino al vino. (FR-IT) So sayings help us understand other people and cultures. Most interesting are the sayings that are found worldwide. Those are about the ‘major’ topics of human life. These sayings deal with universal experiences. They show that we're all alike – no matter what language we speak!
Did you know?
Latvian is a member of the eastern group of the Baltic languages. It is spoken by more than 2 million people. Latvian is most closely related to Lithuanian. Nevertheless the two languages are not very similar to each other. Thus it can happen that a Lithuanian and a Latvian converse in Russian. The structure of the Latvian language is also less archaic than that of Lithuanian. However, many ancient elements can still be found in traditional songs and poems. These show, for example, the relationship between Latvian and Latin. The Latvian vocabulary is constructed in a very interesting manner. It contains many words that come from other languages. Among those languages are German, Swedish, Russian or English. Some words were only recently created because they were simply missing up to now. Latvian is written with the Latin alphabet and accented on the first syllable. The grammar has many features that do not exist in other languages. However, their rules are always clear and distinct.