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35903Re: where is this or what is it?

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  • Ron
    May 6, 2013
      In addition to what Julie suggested, I hope you can give us some additional hints to locate the area. What language did the family speak at home? Was it Czech? Slovak? Was there a second language? Were there any other hints, family stories about home, church or history, conflict or prejudice with other groups or peoples? Did they have a dislike for a neighboring nationality?

      My earlier guess that "kasha" might be "Kassa" is because Slovak (and Czech somewhat)is a phonetic language, and sometimes words change a bit in local dialect or softening of a sound. Other times distances are mixed up (in this case I was jumping 400 miles due to the sound!)

      Another source to check is the Delphi forum at
      which has some good Czech sleuths on board. If you do have additional hints we asked for, share them there as well!


      --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, "T" <h_tollefson2001@...> wrote:
      > On a piece of paper my grandma wrote "my father was born in kasha rotsa Czechoslovakia". I think it mentioned it being 30 or 50 miles from prauge, I can't remember which. I have no idea what this means or if its a place or what. I thought kasha was a type of hot cereal. Can someone help with this?
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