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7371Re: [S-R] Re: Hungarian town location?

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  • Pat Galovich
    Jun 7, 2003
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      Hi Vladimir: Thank you - if only I was 50 years younger; it would certainly make learning a new language easier! Much appreciated.

      Regards,
      Pat
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      Vladimir Bohinc wrote:

      > Dear Pat,
      > You must be careful.
      > The O I was talking about was hungarian.It means old.
      > Now, you talk about a slovak O; upper or lower case, no matter, it means
      > about.
      > Slovak places used to have hungarian names. Even those hungarian names
      > varied through time. This is giving a lot of headache to many searchers.
      > This is why I recommend to buy the book about those names.
      > Regards,
      > Vladimir
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "Pat Galovich" <bill-pat_galovich@...>
      > To: <SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Saturday, June 07, 2003 8:04 PM
      > Subject: Re: [S-R] Re: Hungarian town location?
      >
      > > 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.
      > > Regards,
      > > Pat
      > > _______________________
      > >
      > > 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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