Re: [S-R] learning the Slovak language
- Thanks John for the information.
I have several translation programs and, as you report, they are not fully useful for comprehensive translation efforts. They are adequate for and limited to word to word and short phrase translations.
I do not read or write Slovak so I utilize the services of a human translator for communications with relatives in Slovakia.
"John M," <jmatsko4@...> wrote:
As Dick states, PC Translator is a comprehensive program and the dictionary
is useful but the program requires some knowledge of the language to be
used effectively. I have put paragraphs in Slovak from various sources into
the program to be translated and the translations were not comprehensible
without a good deal of additional effort on my part. When it is used to
translate English to Slovak, it also requires some knowledge of the
language to make it easily understood. In other words, it is not a
cakewalk as far as translating in either direction.
I have not tried "Language Teacher" but I downloaded a demo version from:
http://www.slovnik.sk/ Demo versions of both programs are available at
>I received the following from Dick Mihalek in response to my request forinformation on learning the language.
This looks like a very good program.
"Send your request for info et al to teos@s... Most likely Peter Haluska
will respond. See also their website at www.slovnik.sk I've seen and used
different "so called" translators but this one is by far the most comprehensive
and professional of them all. It has been developed over a ten year period. I
find the use of their comprehensive dictionary a great help as I write Slovak
The company is based in Trencin and has an impressive list of business
consumers. You will be pleasantly surprised with the usability of this
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