October 19, 2005

Jeopardy Doing Okay

Since I've pointed out several linguistic goofs by the Jeopardy folks, I have to let you know that this evening not only were all five of their answers correct (they had an entire Languages and Dialects category), but I did not know the answer to one question, namely that Latgalian is the dialect of Latvian spoken in Latgale, which according to the web site referenced is:

an ancient and singular state in the eastern part of Latvia
and one of the four administrative areas into which Latvia is currently divided. The others are: Vidzeme, Kurzeme and Zemgale. (Indulge me: I evidently need a remedial course in Latvian geography.)

Posted by Bill Poser at October 19, 2005 07:33 PM