Latvian, Lithuanian and Indo-European influences on Estonian and Finnish vocabulary

Monday, August 03, 2009


There is an interesting discussion on a forum for learning Lithuanian here with some examples of words that are likely loanwords from Latvian or Lithuanian, and Wikipedia also has a page here on the loanwords into Estonian from various language groups. Those first learning Estonian that have a knowledge of German will notice quite a few from there, but there are a lot of older loanwords from languages like Proto-Baltic that are also quite interesting, like ratas for wheel.

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