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7369Re: [S-R] Re: Hungarian town location?

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  • Pat Galovich
    Jun 7, 2003
      Vladimir: I have been using an online English to Slovak translation site - http://www.dcsoft.sk/mac/qdictsearch/index.phtml - in order to send an email to
      a relative in Poprad. The explanation given for the English word "about" is shown to be "o" (lower case). Am I interpreting this correctly? Does the
      upper case "O" mean something different, ie. "old"?

      Thank you for your help.

      Vladimir Bohinc wrote:

      > Dear Andrea,
      > You will not believe me, but "O" means Old!!
      > This O has an accent on it.
      > Ofalu is Old Village.
      > Stara Tura for example is O-Tura.
      > O falu is also Spisska Stara ves. There are several villages with this name.
      > I would strongly suggest everyone, that has a kind of continuous interest
      > in slovak genealogy, to finally purchase a book called ;"Nazvy obcy
      > slovenskej republiky" from Milan Majtan. This and a good map are
      > prerequisites for a genealogy freak. You can order that with Dan Kisha.
      > You will learn a whole lot about the historical development of the place
      > names. No excuses for not having it are valid.
      > And, you don't have to know slovak either.
      > Vladimir Bohinc

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