- It sure does. Any pictures from Skalka ... locate his family over there. Dennis ... experience of Skalka ... years. ... have at least ... vocabulary were ...Message 1 of 8 , Sep 14, 2005View SourceIt sure does. Any pictures from Skalka
> nad Vahom, for that is where my gf was born. Still trying tolocate his family over there. Dennis
--- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, Joe Mrnka <jmrnka@y...> wrote:
> there may be a question of dialect. I have actual first hand
experience of Skalka
> nad Vahom. My mom was born there, and I lived there for a few
> The old-timers spoke a dialect with many Moravian words mixed in. I
have at least
> one great grandfather that was born in Moravia. In my grandparents
> plenty of German and Hungarian words mixed in as well. That is why
it may be hard
> to characterize the language a person spoke. The transitions
between regions used
> to be much more gray than the relatively sharper transitions in
> political borders seen today.
> I recall hearing something from my teacher saying that in the past
there was a
> continuum between Czech and Slovak languages. At times it was hard
to tell whether
> the language spoken was Czech or Slovak. The standardizing of both
languages in the
> 19th century and subsequent revivals of national identity brought
about a more
> clear distinction.
> I hope this gives you another piece of the puzzle.
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- Dennis, I haven t checked the email digests in over a week. I will look around at home to see if we got some old pictures. There isn t much to the town, aMessage 2 of 8 , Sep 21, 2005View SourceDennis,
I haven't checked the email digests in over a week. I will look around at home to
see if we got some old pictures. There isn't much to the town, a general store,
post office. One church on a hill above town, and another a couple miles further up
the hill along the road to Trencin. There are also some ruins of a 600 year old
Jesuit monastary. The monastary was inaccesible during the soviet occupation of the
hill, from '68 - '90. Within the hill there are some deep caverns that were built
during WWII by the germans. It was rumored that WMD's were kept there during those
years. Now it's a vegetable cellar.
I have asked my mother about the name Bubla, because she grew up in Skalska nova
Ves and she helped deliver the mails for about 5+ years about 50+ years ago. She
has said that she doesn't remember the name.
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