Re: [Czechlist] Re: Moravianisms
- Melvyn wrote:
What is Hantec exactly?
Londoners have their Cockney and "Brn^a'ci" have their Hantec, i.e. an urban
dialect spoken only in Brno. Half of its vocabs are from German, like in the
sentence you quoted (therefore I though that you must have heard about it),
though I doubt whether Germans would understand them these days.
Recently, another comprehensive dictionary of Hantec was published. At
present, there is a funny commercial for the Starobrno beer on TV, which
retells the Czech myth about Premysl Orac and the countess Libuse in Hantec,
Premysl being a tractor driver and Libuse being a waitress whose tap broke
down, but Premysl repairs it :-))).
I think that Hantec is now only a lingustic curiosity and it will soon
survive only in books and dictionaries.
> pro'z^ek = beer (probably derived from the process of drawing it intoglass)
nebo des^t^ovku?" = lemonade, fizzy drink
I am quite puzzled too. Can you translate?
Petr, I have not had the benefit of your linguistic erudition for my latest
literary creation. My weblog has achieved cult status in Kamenne Zehrovice
and my mailbox is flooded with rapturous acclaim:
Erudition would be the very last word I would use to describe my knowledge
of Czech, but sure, after having spent a whole month on a meaningless WHO's
report, which sucessfully filled up two hundred pages without actually
saying anything, I will gladly read anything that tells something.
>Nechci Ti nejak lichotit, ale pripada mi jako velice dobra prace zkusenehoautora
>Ten zaver je tak hezkytrhak. :-) Kdybych byl filmovy magnat, hned bych si koupil filmova prava.
>myslim si, ze Tvoje povidka by byla vybornou predlohou pro film. Byl by to
>Nadhera, super - Vtipne, dojemne, hezky vypointovane.Hmm, if I were the author myself, I would start to feel conceited, provided
that the comments are true and you didn't make them up yourself.
Do have a look at my latest story "Drak" when you get a moment and tell me
how I can improve it linguistically,
Perhaps even today. :-)))
and I will willingly work as a serf in your vineyards.
I will remember this promise very, very carefully. :-)))