Cel Bozia Noc
- One last question for the Slovak native speakers: does Slovak have the
idom "cela bozia noc", meaning all night long?
[mailto:SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of Vladimir Bohinc
Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2006 1:19 AM
Subject: [S-R] Re: Still Trying to Translating Prayer
> I wonder if a point that may be missing here is that the prayer was
> the aunt's primary language (presumably English), but she learnedit from
> her mother, who said she was Slovak. If you accept the fact thatthere were
> many Slovak dialects (and I've been told there were) and add to itmistakes
> the aunt may have made in hearing or deciphering her mother'swords, and
> then Frank attempting to transcribe his aunt's oral version,wouldn't that
> explain why people are having difficulty identifying the exactlanguage?