Hi, I think , the age could be 50, but I know, it`s not what are you asking for.
The scan is not very good - the pen-line is very thick. Can you provide better scan - better in grayscale than black/white ?
Additionally - can you provide some other scanned words , written by the same hand ? I mean - larger crop from a page. If one is not sure with a letter, it is useful to see other examples of the same letters in known context (name etc.).
In my opinion the word could be "nazapaleòe". I can imagine it as "slang" non-gramatic expression for "zápal" - inflammation in general or pneumonia (zápal p¾úc) - it was frequent fatal disease (or at least official cause of death).
"zapaleòe" is normal dialctic shape of "zápal" , indicating eastern-slovak origin. "Na zapaleòe" would equal "Due to inflammation".
Only "p" looks as 2 letters, that`s why I would like to see another "P" from the same scriptor...
--- In Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com, "popolaititi" <popolaititi@...> wrote:
> Hi All,
> Old member here.
> Am looking at a National Slovak Society
> Insurance application from nearly 100 years ago.
> It shows a cause of death for a 70 year old as
> (as best as I can read it)
> Nazafca cen'e
> I've uploaded a scan called
> Cause of Death
> in files.
> I'd appreciate it if anyone can tell me the
> Slovak words as well as the translation.