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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