RE: [S-R] grandparents' names
- "dz" in east Slovakia is a pronunciation od a soft "d". I am from central
Slovakia and I call my grand parents stary otec and dedko, and starka and
Od: RMH [mailto:info@...]
Odoslane: 25. novembra 2002 16:25
Predmet: [S-R] grandparents' names
My mother's parents were from Saris and Spis, and my father's parents were
One thing they were in total agreement on, was that grandparents were
"dzeda" and "baba". Apparently this is the Spis dialect?
Never heard anyone call him "old father" = "stary otec".
Regina Rabatin Haring
----- Original Message -----
> From: "John M," <jmatsko4@...>
> To: <SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Monday, November 25, 2002 2:30 AM
> Subject: Re: [S-R] hello, everyone!
> > At 10:52 PM 11/24/2002 -0500, you wrote:
> > ><PRE>Both of my Slovak-English dictionaries define grandfather as stary
> > >otec. But
> > >I was taught to call my grandfather dzedo (dzeh-doh). Can someone
> > >the difference?
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