Laimute Balode

Laimute Balode
University of Latvia | LU · Dpartment of Humanities

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Laimute Balode currently works at the Latvian Language Institute of the University of Latvia and at the Department of Languages of the University of Helsinki. Main interests - Baltic onomastics (toponymy and anthroponymy). One of the authors of the Dictionary of Latvian Place-Names.

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The origin of place names is a research topic for linguists (or onomasticians) and geographers, but since ancient times a wide range of people have also been interested in the subject. As Latvia is the closest neighbour to both Lithuania and Estonia, they share, to a large extent, a common history, as well as – because of this fact – a number of bo...
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The research topic is sensory, healing, rehabilitation and horticultural gardens, and the related discourses. The first part of the paper describes the historic development of the rehabilitation and health gardens in Latvia. Then he research paper takes a look at the main aspects which dominate in the rehabilitation and sensory visual and functiona...
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Anotacija METAPHORIC HYDRONYMS IN LATVIA Summary A metaphor – a term or phrase applied to something which it is not literally applicable to – usually constructs an analogy between two things. This creates associative perception. There are quite a few Latvian toponyms as well as hydronyms made on the basis of indirect comparison: Latv. lake-names Ā...
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HYDRONYMS ON LATVIAN MAPS OF THE 16th-17th CENTURIESSummaryThe article deals with the old hydronyms which most of all are names of the largest rivers and lakes of contemporary Latvia (one cannot find small hydroobjects on ancient maps). Old forms of hydronyms show the development and changing of the name (see Astij?rw ? Burteneck ? Burtnieku ezers;...
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ON SOME LATVIAN HYDRONYMS OF UNCLEAR ORIGINSummaryThis article deals with some interesting Latvian hydronyms of unclear origin: Latvian lake-names Amardas ezers, ?zdrims2, Daviln?tis, Klad?cis, Kur?lis and their possible different variants, etc. There are proposed some new etymological and derivational hypotheses. The author also examines some Latv...
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THE SPECIFICITY OF DERIVATION OF LATVIAN NAMES OF THE LAKESSummaryThe aim of this article is to determine a structural-derivational model of Latvian limnonyms, to compare this model with analogical systems of Lithuanian and as far as it is possible with those of the Prussian language. The structural-derivational analysis has been supplemented with...
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KOPSALVILKUMS: Lai noskaidrotu politiskās, reliġiskās, sociālās, kā arī ekonomiskas vides ietekmi, izvēloties bērnam vārdu, tika intervētas 100 ġimenes (apmēram 700 personas, kas pārstāv vismaz 3 paaudzes). Tika aptaujāti dažādu konfesiju cilvēki no atšķirīgiem Latvijas novadiem. Iegūtie dati analizēti no dazādiem aspektiem: no laika aspekta, reliġ...
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Original report produced by the CIA in 1963. Edited by Edwin D. Lawson and Richard F. Sheil. Comment/Evaluation by Laimute Balode. Includes maps. Approx. 113p. Location: Eastern Europe on the Baltic Sea, bounded by Estonia and Baltic Sea on the N, Baltic Sea on the W, Lithuania and Byelorus on the S, Russia on the E. Speakers: Approx. 2.7 million...

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