Season's 'must haves' for the Lithuanian language

  • 1998-09-10
  • By Howard Jarvis
It seems nothing in life is immune to the influence of politics and fashion. Howard Jarvis reports on how, in Lithuania, even the word used for dog food is influenced by these powers.Next time you visit Lithuania, don't be surprised to find conversations liberally peppered with phrases that your pocket dictionary has somehow left out. "Emocijos kontrolavimas" (emotional control), "piko sezonas" (peak season), "pres rilys" (press release) or even "kantri muzika" (country music) circulate increasingly.Every language, it seems, is suffering. Convenient local versions of the world's most domina...
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