Re: [Czechlist] Pocesteny (was: IT terms)
- In a message dated 2/28/03 4:36:49 PM, janstary2002@... writes:
> For everyday purposes, however, where leakage from the 'impromptu'Both of them sound jokey to me, and when I do use them, I feel aware that
> connotation does no harm, I would usually go for 'Czechified', and I would
> not hesitate to use 'Czechification' even in the most formal of contexts.
they have a slightly hillbilly sound to them, similar to the word "cityfied".
The term I have mostly found in formal linguistics texts leaves out the
Moravians (as always seems to be the case) but does not sound so
unsophisticated. The term is "Bohemized". This is used by the most
respected Bohemists on this side of the ocean.
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- Just for fun, there's a phrase of James Baldwin's I'd like someone to try to
translate: "Drop dead slowly, in great pain!" (vocative) I guess the "drop
safe" title line reminded me.