|“||Anyone wishing to hear how Indo-Europeans spoke should come and listen to a Lithuanian peasant.||”|
|— Antoine Meillet|
Like many languages, this 4,000 year old language does have some quirkiness, but follow some basic rules, the beauty and poetic nature of the words open up minute details in describing your world.
Lithuanian (Lithuanian: lietuvių kalba) is a Baltic language spoken in the Baltic region. It is the language of Lithuanians and the official language of Lithuania as well as one of the official languages of the European Union. There are about 3 million native Lithuanian speakers in Lithuania and about 200,000 abroad.
As a Baltic language, Lithuanian is closely related to neighbouring Latvian and more distantly to Slavic, Germanic and other Indo-European languages. It is written in a Latin alphabet. Lithuanian is often said to be the most conservative living Indo-European language, retaining many features of Proto-Indo-European now lost in other languages.