Lithuanian language History


Lietuvių savarankiškas darbas.

Lithuanian. History. Classification. Official status. Dialects. Orthography. Fonologija. Vowels. Diphthongs. Pitch accent. Grammar. Vocabulary. Loanwords. Old Lithuanian.


Lithuanian (lietuvių kalba) is the official state language of Lithuania and is recognized as one of the official languagesof the European Union. There are about 2.9 million native Lithuanian speakers in Lithuania and about 200,000 abroad. Lithuanian is one of two living Baltic languages, along with Latvian. An earlier Baltic language, Old Prussian, was extinct by the 18th century; the other Western Baltic languages, Curonian and Sudovian, became extinct earlier. Lithuanian is extraordinarily conservative, retaining many archaic features otherwise found only in ancient languages such asSanskrit or Ancient Greek. Due to their similar political situations 20th historical development in the 20th century, the three Baltic States - Estonia, Latvia and. Lithuania - are often treated as sisters, and referred to as Baltic countries. This name is even applied to the entire region. But professional linguists have always pointed out that this is not an appropriate designation.

Lithuanian language History. (2017 m. Vasario 22 d.). http://www.mokslobaze.lt/lithuanian-language-history.html Peržiūrėta 2017 m. Lapkričio 25 d. 13:01