Re: [S-R] Re: Ahoj
- It may well originate in Germany, where it's a agreeting of seamen.
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From: "Armata, Joseph R. (JArmata)" <JArmata@...>
Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2003 10:07 PM
Subject: [S-R] Re: Ahoj
> Yes, in Slovak it's pronounced like "ahoy", except that the stress is on
> the first syllable: AH-hoy.
> I read that it was popularized as a greeting in Slovak by youngsters
> involved in sports in the early 20th century, and then spread to the
> rest of the population.
> > In a message dated 9/2/03 12:45:18 AM, nickh@... writes:
> > Just wondering, is "ahoj" pronounced "ahoy"? That is the greeting
> > Graham Bell said the first time he picked up the first phone, and is
> > greeting Montgomery Burns on the Simpson's show uses when he picks up
> > phone. Does it mean "hello?"
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