The 'e' sound

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The 'e' sound

Postby Loiks » 2006-06-03, 15:45

At the University of Tartu there was a possibility to learn some Latvian as a free subject, so I did with my Finnish friend. The teacher, however, was a Latvian girl studying mathematics :). There were some copied textbooks from 1970's in Russian which is only a little bit better than Latvian for me and no help whatsoever for the Finn :). And then when we asked about this e sound, the teacher answered: it just is so...

So, could anybody explain the rules of this e sound, when is it pronounced like ET/FI/Livonian ä or ET/FI/Livonian e, English 'cat' or 'get'?

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Postby mak » 2006-06-03, 17:48

It is explained here. A nice presentation in Latvian.
Test yourself.

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Postby Loiks » 2006-06-03, 18:57

Paldies!

Thank you, that explained it :).


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