7371Re: [S-R] Re: Hungarian town location?
- Jun 7, 2003Hi Vladimir: Thank you - if only I was 50 years younger; it would certainly make learning a new language easier! Much appreciated.
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
> 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.
> ----- 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
> > 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
> > > I would strongly suggest everyone, that has a kind of continuous
> > > 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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