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Re: [S-R] Re: Ahoj

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  • Vladimir Bohinc
    It may well originate in Germany, where it s a agreeting of seamen. Same spelling. Vladimir ... From: Armata, Joseph R. (JArmata)
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      It may well originate in Germany, where it's a agreeting of seamen.
      Same spelling.
      Vladimir

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      From: "Armata, Joseph R. (JArmata)" <JArmata@...>
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      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.
      >
      > Joe
      >
      > >
      > > In a message dated 9/2/03 12:45:18 AM, nickh@... writes:
      >
      > >
      > > Just wondering, is "ahoj" pronounced "ahoy"? That is the greeting
      Alexander
      > > Graham Bell said the first time he picked up the first phone, and is
      also the
      > > greeting Montgomery Burns on the Simpson's show uses when he picks up
      the
      > > phone. Does it mean "hello?"
      >
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