Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Oct 4 17:53:56 UTC 2011

On Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 3:10 AM, Victor Steinbok <aardvark66 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Latvian had some German loanwords too. [The reason why this is not entirely clear

The German Order of the Teutonic Knights of Christ in Jerusalem? The
German Order of the Brothers (in the religious-order sense) of the
Sword? The Hanseatic League, of which Riga was a major component?

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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