no one is debating which languages baltic ones are closer related to. obviously its slavic. That doesnt mean they will sound like languages they are related to. Portuguese is highly related to spanish. They sound nothing alike imo. 

lets look at the lithuanian national basketball players names 

Gintaras Einikis1992–2002106
2Šarūnas Jasikevičius1997–2012104
3Saulius Štombergas1993–200499
4Robertas Javtokas2001–201691
5Eurelijus Žukauskas1996–200483
6Artūras Karnišovas1992–199980
7Jonas Mačiulis2007–79
7Kšyštof Lavrinovič2003–79
9Mantas Kalnietis2006–74
10Mindaugas Žukauskas1996–200671
11Darius Songaila2000–201268
11Simas Jasaitis2005–201468
11Paulius Jankūnas2005–68
14Linas Kleiza2006-201362
15Ramūnas Šiškauskas1999-200860
15Jonas Valančiūnas2011-60
17Darius Maskoliūnas1995–200355
18Darjuš Lavrinovič2005–201453
19Renaldas Seibutis2010–51
20Arvydas Sabonis1992–199950
20Darius Lukminas1994–199950

the endings of them are similar to greek and even look greek this isnt the case with any slavic language. This isnt suprising though as greek is quite an ancient indo european language when compared to other modern european languages. This is also the case with Lithuanian. 

for comparison here are greek basketball player names 

PG8Calathes, Nick28 – 22 February 19891.98 m (6 ft 6 in)PanathinaikosGreece
C9Bourousis, Ioannis33 – 17 November 19832.15 m (7 ft 1 in)PanathinaikosGreece
G10Sloukas, Kostas27 – 15 January 19901.90 m (6 ft 3 in)FenerbahçeTurkey
SG11Pappas, Nikos26 – 7 November 19901.95 m (6 ft 5 in)PanathinaikosGreece
C14Papagiannis, Georgios20 – 3 July 19972.17 m (7 ft 1 in)Sacramento KingsUnited States
PF15Printezis, Georgios32 – 22 February 19852.06 m (6 ft 9 in)OlympiacosGreece
SF16Papanikolaou, Kostas27 – 1 August 19902.04 m (6 ft 8 in)OlympiacosGreece
G17Mantzaris, Vangelis27 – 16 April 19901.96 m (6 ft 5 in)OlympiacosGreece
F/C18Agravanis, Dimitrios22 – 20 December 19942.08 m (6 ft 10 in)OlympiacosGreece
F19Papapetrou, Ioannis23 – 30 March 19942.06 m (6 ft 9 in)OlympiacosGreece
C31Bogris, Georgios28 – 19 February 19892.10 m (6 ft 11 in)Iberostar TenerifeSpain
SF43Antetokounmpo, Thanasis25 – 18 July 19922.01 m (6 ft 7 in)MoraBanc AndorraAndorra

to your second statment its obviously meant to undermine any opinion I have on this subject, but its ok. Ive lived in europe for close to 6 years in total and I was born here, but I am american and english is my first language. If any one should be able to understand the dilemma of growing up with a language not common to their ancestors it should be belarusians. 


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