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Cel Bozia Noc

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  • Armata, Joseph R. (JArmata)
    One last question for the Slovak native speakers: does Slovak have the idom cela bozia noc , meaning all night long? Joe ... From:
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      One last question for the Slovak native speakers: does Slovak have the
      idom "cela bozia noc", meaning all night long?

      Joe


      -----Original Message-----
      From: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
      [mailto:SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of Vladimir Bohinc
      Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2006 1:19 AM
      To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [S-R] Re: Still Trying to Translating Prayer

      >
      > I wonder if a point that may be missing here is that the prayer was
      not in
      > the aunt's primary language (presumably English), but she learned
      it from
      > her mother, who said she was Slovak. If you accept the fact that
      there were
      > many Slovak dialects (and I've been told there were) and add to it
      mistakes
      > the aunt may have made in hearing or deciphering her mother's
      words, and
      > then Frank attempting to transcribe his aunt's oral version,
      wouldn't that
      > explain why people are having difficulty identifying the exact
      language?
      >
      >
      >
      > Janet
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