Off topic: Can someone spell these names in Latvian for me?
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GaryG  Identity Verified
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Feb 22, 2006

http://www.latvijasradio.lv has archives of classical music broadcasts. One can search them in Google by spelling out a composer's name in Latvian and the URL, thus:
Šostakovičs site:http://www.latvijasradio.lv/

I've found that Baltic ISO-8859-4 coding works (perhaps it's Latvian-specific?) in Google with my US-version browser.

I'd like to look for past broadcasts featuring music by some of my favorite lesser-known composers (or, if someone knows of a Russian to Latvian transliteration chart, please advise me), Galynin, Taktakishivli, and Balasanyan.
In Russian: Галынин, Тактакишвили, Баласанян.


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Here you go Feb 22, 2006

I guess it would be:

Galiņins, Taktakišvili, Balasanjans


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Latvian names Feb 22, 2006

GaryG wrote:

I'd like to look for past broadcasts featuring music by some of my favorite lesser-known composers (or, if someone knows of a Russian to Latvian transliteration chart, please advise me), Galynin, Taktakishivli, and Balasanyan.
In Russian: Галынин, Тактакишвили, Баласанян.




Transliteration chart will not help you, Latvian is a notoriously difficult language.
These are the Latvian names: Galiņins, Taktakišvili, Balasanjans

HTH,
Ines


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Kristine Sprula (Lielause)  Identity Verified
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Look, what I have found for you ;) Feb 22, 2006

http://www.radio.org.lv/program/2005-11/20051109_3.htm

Look in "Studijā Ilze Medne"
15.05 - composer of the day ....


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GaryG  Identity Verified
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Thanks, all! Feb 22, 2006

I think I've got it worked out now.

It seems that you have to add an "s" to some names
but others you add an "a" to (Prokofjeva).

Maybe I should look up my friend from high school
(40+ years ago), Janis Starcs, and ask him how
to spell all these names!

Gary


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Prokofjeva Feb 22, 2006

It is mostly adding the -s, but of course, it depends...

As regards Prokofjeva, it should be Prokofjevs, while Prokofjeva means Prokofjev's (symphony, for example)


Regards,

Uldis


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Ah, now I understand! Feb 22, 2006

Balttext wrote:

It is mostly adding the -s, but of course, it depends...

As regards Prokofjeva, it should be Prokofjevs, while Prokofjeva means Prokofjev's (symphony, for example)


Regards,

Uldis


Ah, that explains all the hits such as www.latvijasradio.lv/program/2004-09/20040903_3.htm

on Prokofjeva! It's possessive!

Thanks,
Gary


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Uldis Liepkalns  Identity Verified
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In general Feb 22, 2006

all masculine names in Latvian end with "s", while feminine with "a" or "e". There are exceptions, of course (e;.g., on those names ending with "o").

If you see a masculine name in Latvian ending in anything other than "s", more likely than not is some case ending.

More on Latvian can be read here:

http://www.li.lv/en/?id=5

http://www.answers.com/topic/latvian-language

Uldis


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