Latvian words for “scooter”, “like” and “influencer” up for word of the year

  • 2020-01-30
  • Latvian Public Broadcasting/TBT Staff
The 2019 world of the year candidates include new Latvian words for “scooter”, “like” and “influencer”, as well as new words for several other modern phenomena , according to Riga Latvian Society's Latvian Language Advancement Group representative Ieva Kolmane. Many English words, such as “like” have developed new meanings in the age of technology, and the Latvian language is trying to catch up. In the beginning many of the English words go through the 'Latvian treatment' with a slightly changed spelling to make ...
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