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  • Frank
    ahoy was originally a naut. term used to hail or call another ship, to attract attention (1745-55) it was a var. of term hoy (hoi) formerly a shout or
    Message 1 of 4 , Sep 2, 2003
      'ahoy' was originally a naut. term used to hail or call another
      ship, to attract attention (1745-55)
      it was a var. of term 'hoy' (hoi) formerly a shout or hail
      (1350-1400) Middle English

      'hoy' in turn was a var. of today's 'hey' which is used as an informal
      'hello' and is used as a greeting, but which actually is derived from
      (1150-1200) Middle English term 'hei' (greeting)

      So Don Ameche (A. G. Bell) wasn't really incorrect.
    • Bill Tarkulich
      So how did it end up in Central Europe, with nary a port in sight?? ______________ Bill Tarkulich ... From: Frank [mailto:frankur@worldnet.att.net] Sent:
      Message 2 of 4 , Sep 2, 2003
        So how did it end up in Central Europe, with nary a port in sight??

        ______________
        Bill Tarkulich




        -----Original Message-----
        From: Frank [mailto:frankur@...]
        Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2003 9:41 PM
        To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: [S-R] Re: ahoy



        'ahoy' was originally a naut. term used to hail or call another ship, to
        attract attention (1745-55) it was a var. of term 'hoy' (hoi) formerly
        a shout or hail
        (1350-1400) Middle English

        'hoy' in turn was a var. of today's 'hey' which is used as an informal
        'hello' and is used as a greeting, but which actually is derived from
        (1150-1200) Middle English term 'hei' (greeting)

        So Don Ameche (A. G. Bell) wasn't really incorrect.



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      • Thomas Reimer
        Who knows, tourism, or remigrants who came back home, and had heard it on the ships. Perhaps it was the cool thing to use then, a bit like Tschuess (orig.
        Message 3 of 4 , Sep 2, 2003
          Who knows, tourism, or remigrants who came back home, and had heard it on the ships. Perhaps it was the "cool" thing to use then, a bit like "Tschuess" (orig. from Italian Ciao) repl. stodgy "Auf Wiedersehen" in German.

          Thomas
          ----- Original Message -----
          From: Bill Tarkulich
          To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
          Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2003 9:57 PM
          Subject: RE: [S-R] Re: ahoy Maties!


          So how did it end up in Central Europe, with nary a port in sight??

          ______________
          Bill Tarkulich




          -----Original Message-----
          From: Frank [mailto:frankur@...]
          Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2003 9:41 PM
          To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
          Subject: [S-R] Re: ahoy



          'ahoy' was originally a naut. term used to hail or call another ship, to
          attract attention (1745-55) it was a var. of term 'hoy' (hoi) formerly
          a shout or hail
          (1350-1400) Middle English

          'hoy' in turn was a var. of today's 'hey' which is used as an informal
          'hello' and is used as a greeting, but which actually is derived from
          (1150-1200) Middle English term 'hei' (greeting)

          So Don Ameche (A. G. Bell) wasn't really incorrect.



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        • Frank
          ... The Slovak letter j is pron. y. Perhaps word ahoy was reverse engineered ? Or by school kids ? Slovak (Slovakia) Dobrý den
          Message 4 of 4 , Sep 2, 2003
            --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, "Bill Tarkulich" <bill@i...>
            wrote:
            > So how did it end up in Central Europe, with nary a port in sight??
            >
            > ______________
            > Bill Tarkulich

            The Slovak letter j is pron. y.
            Perhaps word ahoy was reverse engineered ?
            Or by school kids ?

            Slovak (Slovakia) Dobrý den
            Slovak (Slovakia) Ahoj

            Slovenian (Slovenia) Zhivjo
            Slovenian (Slovenia) Zdravo

            Czech (Czech Republic) Dobrý den
            Czech (Czech Republic) [informal] Ahoj

            Croatian (Croatia) Zdravo
            Croatian (Croatia) Zhivio
            Croatian (so not to sound Serbian) Ciao

            Polish (Poland) Dzien dobry
            Polish (Poland) [familiar] Czesc

            Hungarian (Hungary) [informal, to one] Szia
            Hungarian (Hungary) [informal, to several] Sziasztok
            Hungarian (Hungary) [informal] Üdv

            German (Central Europe) Guten Tag
            German (Central Europe) Hallo
            German (Central Europe) [informal] Grüß dich
            German (Central Europe) [informal] Tag
            German (Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein) Hoi
            German (Austria, Bavaria, Wurttemburg) Grüß Gott
            German (Vienna Austria) [in spoken language] Griass God
            German (Bavarian Alps) [in spoken language] Griass enk
            German (Bavarian Alps) Hallo
            German (Bairische) Hä Hää
            German (Northern Germany) Moin
            German (Basel Switzerland) [polite] Griezi
            German (Bern Switzerland) [spoken] Grü-essech
            German (Bern Switzerland) [spoken] Grü-esdi
            German (Chur Switzerland) [polite form] Grazi
            German (Chur Switzerland) [familiar form] Ciao
            German (Schaffhausen Switzerland) [spoken] Grüazi
            German [Süd-Tirol/South Tyrol] (Italy) Ers Gott
            German [Hessisch] (Germany) Guude
            German [Südhessisch] (Germany) Ei guude wie
            German [Südhessisch] (Germany) Moin
            German (Zurich Switzerland) [polite] Grüezi
            German (Zurich Switzerland) [polite] Grueziwohl
            German (Zurich Switzerland) [familiar] Hoi
            German (Zurich Switzerland) [familiar] Salü
            German (Zurich Switzerland) [familiar] Tschau
            German (Zurich Switzerland) [spoken] Gu-ëte Tag
            German (Zurich Switzerland) [by school kids] Hoa, Ha
            German (Zurich Switzerland) [old fashioned] Tag wohl
            German (Saarland) [in spoken language] Un


            > -----Original Message-----
            > From: Frank [mailto:frankur@w...]
            > Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2003 9:41 PM
            > To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
            > Subject: [S-R] Re: ahoy
            >
            >
            >
            > 'ahoy' was originally a naut. term used to hail or call another
            ship, to
            > attract attention (1745-55) it was a var. of term 'hoy' (hoi)
            formerly
            > a shout or hail
            > (1350-1400) Middle English
            >
            > 'hoy' in turn was a var. of today's 'hey' which is used as an
            informal
            > 'hello' and is used as a greeting, but which actually is derived
            from
            > (1150-1200) Middle English term 'hei' (greeting)
            >
            > So Don Ameche (A. G. Bell) wasn't really incorrect.
            >
            >
            >
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