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
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
|PG||8||Calathes, Nick||28 – 22 February 1989||1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)||Panathinaikos|
|C||9||Bourousis, Ioannis||33 – 17 November 1983||2.15 m (7 ft 1 in)||Panathinaikos|
|G||10||Sloukas, Kostas||27 – 15 January 1990||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)||Fenerbahçe|
|SG||11||Pappas, Nikos||26 – 7 November 1990||1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)||Panathinaikos|
|C||14||Papagiannis, Georgios||20 – 3 July 1997||2.17 m (7 ft 1 in)||Sacramento Kings|
|PF||15||Printezis, Georgios||32 – 22 February 1985||2.06 m (6 ft 9 in)||Olympiacos|
|SF||16||Papanikolaou, Kostas||27 – 1 August 1990||2.04 m (6 ft 8 in)||Olympiacos|
|G||17||Mantzaris, Vangelis||27 – 16 April 1990||1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)||Olympiacos|
|F/C||18||Agravanis, Dimitrios||22 – 20 December 1994||2.08 m (6 ft 10 in)||Olympiacos|
|F||19||Papapetrou, Ioannis||23 – 30 March 1994||2.06 m (6 ft 9 in)||Olympiacos|
|C||31||Bogris, Georgios||28 – 19 February 1989||2.10 m (6 ft 11 in)||Iberostar Tenerife|
|SF||43||Antetokounmpo, Thanasis||25 – 18 July 1992||2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)||MoraBanc Andorra|
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.