Re: Hungarian town location ?
- Before WW I, Slovakia was part of Upper Hungary (Felvidék) and
part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (1867-1918) and earlier a
part of Hungary under the Austrian Empire.
Hungarian names were used for towns and counties.
In Hungarian, ó or öreg = old.
In Magyar letter ó (pron. as aw in saw) was often used as a prefix
for names of certain towns (equiv. to Slovak word for old,
Stará Bas^ta (Sk) O'bást (H)
Stará L'ubovn^a (Sk) O'Lubló (H)
Stará Turá (Sk) O'tura (H)
Staré Hory (Sk) O'hegy (H)
Stary' Tekov (Sk) O'bars (H)
This is not the same as letter o (also pron. as aw in saw, but
Letter ö pron. like ur in fur.
Letter o" pron. also pron. like ur in fur , without any r-sound.
Some other place name equivalents used in records.
Hungarian English Slovak grammatical form
kis little malá/malé/maly'
nagy large vel'ká/vel'ké/vel'ky'
felso" upper horná/horné/horny'
alsó lower dolná/dolné/dolny'
felso" upper vys^ná/vys^né/vys^ny'
alsó lower niz^ná/niz^né/niz^ny'