--- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@y..., prainito@h... wrote:
> I'm new to the group. The families I am researching are: JURIGA,
> POLLAK, MEGELA & HLATKI(HLATKY,HLADKI,HLADKY)
> I have about 20+ letters that were written to my Grandmother. I am
> guessing they were written in Slovak. Could anyone recommend a web
> site or a book that would help me in the translation of these
> letters. Keep in mind I do not speak the language at all!!! Any help
> is appreciated.
Don't know your surnames.
How are you ? English
Wie geht es Ihnen ? German
Hogy Van ? Hungarian
Ako sa más^ ? Slovak
Jak se máte ? Czech
Jak sie pan miewa ? Polish
Some Web sites do foreign language translations.
You are asking a great deal of some one to translate 20 + letters
for you !
If you don't know the Slovak language, a book won't be of much help.
Not because of the word meanings , but because of need for knowledge
of grammatical rules using words which is required in any language.
There is a Radimov (Sv) Radimó (H) locate 40 miles north
of Bratislava, Slovakia.
Located close to current Czech border between Gleby and Holic^
in the Senica area of NW Slovakia.
A Radimov is also located 55 miles south of Prague (Praha)
The Slovakia telephone directory lists 1 surname Juriga under
Radimov and 1 surname Pollák under Radimov.
Directory also lists 4 surname Hladky' under Senica.
And it lists 6 surname Juriga under the Senica area.
The surname Hladky is also found in the Czech Republic.
Hladky' means smooth in both Czech and Slovak.
Probably 400-500 surname Hladky bearers just in the U.S.