How do you pronounce the letter Latvian?
I’m providing the sound so that you can hear the pronunciation of the characters. Latvian contains 33 letters (consonants and vowels).
|A a||[ɑ] like up|
|Ī ī||[iː] like each|
|J j||[j] like you|
|K k||[k] like cat|
|Ķ ķ||[c] like jug|
Is Latvia a poor country?
Latvia is the fourth poorest EU state in terms of GDP per capita. According to Eurostat data from 2015 (published in March 2017), the quality of life in Latvia is just 64% of the European average. Latvia is the fourth poorest EU country according to Eurostat.
Is Latvia and Russian similar?
Not identical but very close. They are in the same Baltic Slavic language group. Ethnical Latvians don’t like to admit the fact but the only other language closer to Latvian than Russian is Lithuanian. Similar grammar (not identical but very similar), roughly one third of Latvian words are related to Russian.