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[S-R] Re: ahoy Maties!

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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 1 of 4 , Sep 2, 2003
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      --- 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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