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Latgalian for beginners – 4.1.2.

Latgalian for beginners / Latgalīšu volūda suociejim

4.1.2.

Latgaliski

Viktors sēd pi datora. Jis grib precizēt saimis ceļuojuma detalis. Vosorys beiguos, eisi pyrma školys suokšonuos, jīs brauks iz Sanktpīterburgu pagasteit pi Viktora muosys Klarys. Viktoram kliepī sēd sešus godus vacais Aleksandrs. Sūpluok sēd ostoņus godus vacuo meita Anna i vaicoj:

– Kai mes brauksim iz Pīterburgu?

– Mes brauksim ar viļcīni, – atsoka Viktors.

– Voi tys byus tys pats viļcīņs, ar kuru mes braucam iz Reigu?

– Nā, tys byus cyts. Pyrma mes brauksim ar autobusu iz Reigu, tod īkuopsim viļcīnī, kas īt iz Sanktpīterburgu. I Pīterburgā mes brauksim ar metro i cytu sabīdryskū transportu.

– Tēte, kas ir metro? – vaicoj Aleksandrs.

– Metro, Saša, ir taids viļcīņs, kas brauc…, – Viktors naīspiej pasaceit da gola. Ustobā īīt Inara i jū puortrauc:

– Marš, muozguot rūkys, vakarenis sataiseitys!

Cikom bārni mozgoj rūkys, Inara soka Viktoram:

– Mums kotrā ziņā juopajam leidza leita sorgi i leita mieteli. Apsavieru laika prognozi: Pīterburgā leis.

– Eistyn! Paļdis, ka atguodynuoji! Es pīrokstu ituos lītys sarokstā. – Viktors roksta ar datoru. – Mums vajadzēs sagataveit limonādi, maizeitis i augļus, kū apēst pa ceļam. Ari tū pīlīku sarokstam.

– Labi. Es asu atbiļdeiga par aizkūžamajim, tu esi atbiļdeigs par leita sorgim i leita mietelim. I par viļcīņa beletim, – atguodynoj Inara. Viktors grib pasaceit, ka beleti ir jau nūpierkti, bet pamona e-posta viestuli nu Gundegys.

English

Viktor sits at his computer. He wants to finalise the details for a trip he’s taking with his family. At the end of summer, shortly before school starts again, they are going to St. Petersburg to visit Viktor’s sister Klara. In Viktor’s lap sits six-year-old Aleksandrs. Next to them sits nine-year-old Anna, who asks:

‘How will we get to St. Petersburg?’

‘We will go by train,’ replies Viktor.

‘Will it be the same train we take to go to Riga?’

‘No, it will be a different one. First, we’ll go to Riga by bus, then we’ll get on the train which goes to St. Petersburg. And in Petersburg we’ll take the metro and other kinds of public transport.’

‘Dad, what’s a metro?’ asks Aleksandrs.

‘A metro, Saša (Alex), is a kind of train, which goes…’

Viktor is not able to finish what he’s saying. Ināra comes into the room and interrupts him:

‘Chop chop, wash your hands, dinner’s ready!’

While the children are washing their hands, Ināra says to Viktor:

‘We will definitely have to take umbrellas and raincoats. I had a look at the weather forecast: it will be raining in St. Petersburg.’

‘Yes, you’re right! Thanks for reminding me! I’ll write them down on the list,’ Viktor types on his computer. ‘We should get ready lemonade, sandwiches and fruit to eat on the way. I’ll add them to the list too.’

‘OK. I’ll be in charge of the snacks, and you can be in charge of the umbrellas and raincoats – and the train tickets.’

Viktor is about to say that the tickets have already been bought, but just then he sees the email from Gundega.