Re: [S-R] WHAT COUNTRY?
- At 01:36 PM 8/7/02 -0700, you wrote:
>Can someone tell me what country speaks SLAVISH? It is listed as TOUNGESlovakia is a likely candidate:
>in the census. Thanks
"I imagine Slavish turns most people off. It has been somewhat archaic the
last 50 years. I recall hearing it used by people from the turn of the
century. Most of them are now long dead. I have read the local newspaper
from 1900 up until the 1960's. The term Slavish was used most of the time
up until the late 1930's. Slavonic was occasionally used up until 1919. The
references were all to Slovaks.
Ed Surkosky --- etsmred@..."
Slavish isn't a national language, as such.
It was a term used by some Slovak/Hungarian/Slavic
immigrants to describe the dialect that was spoken
in the old homeland.
Due to cross-cultural influences and geography,
"pure" Slavic languages were subject to change.
For example, in the Carpathians, you could find
people speaking different dialects from one
mountain area to the other. Most of the time,
strangers from different areas could understand
each other. But, with certain words or phrases,
there could be problems.
Hope this helps.
San Jose, California
- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@y..., Kayne Jason <kokoja14@y...> wrote:
> Can someone tell me what country speaks SLAVISH? It is listed asTOUNGE in the census. Thanks
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