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  • ragamuffinsmom
    I remembered my grandmother used to say (phonetically), szjuck a malinka - You little devil. Can anyone determine which country/language that is? My
    Message 1 of 8 , Aug 16, 2003
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      I remembered my grandmother used to say (phonetically), "szjuck a
      malinka" - You little devil. Can anyone determine which
      country/language that is? My Polish friend was puzzled by it.

      --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, "Frank" <frankur@a...> wrote:
      > --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, "ragamuffinsmom"
      > <ragamuffinsmom@y...> wrote:
      > > To the following I reply.
      > >
      > > My grandmother says, Halupki (pigs in a blanket). I had
      a "Russian"
      > > friend growing up that said, Galumpki. And a Polish friend here
      at
      > > work says, Galompi. It looks to me (from the info below) that
      > > Halupki would be Ukranian. So, it would appear my
      greatgrandmother
      > > would NOT be Polish, but Ukranian.
      > >
      > > Ukrainian has a H sound/letter, but no hard G.
      > > >
      > > > Russian has no H sound/letter, but a hard G.
      >
      > Wish we could determine a surname's ethnicity by what its name
      bearers
      > ate.
      > My GF spoke 5 languages and cooked several ethnic styles in
      addition
      > to Slovak and Magyar.
      > He had served as a cook in the Hungarian cavalry.
      >
      > Halupki
      > These are a common Eastern European dish, called halupki in Slovak,
      > gol~ambki (gowompkee) in Polish, and also known as stuffed cabbage
      > rolls.
      > Ukrainian cabbage rolls are called golubtsi.
      > But that is its name transliterated to the Latin alphabet from
      > the Ukrainian Cyrillic alphabet.
      >
      > http://pages.prodigy.net/l.hodges/translit.htm
      >
      > Frank K
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