13767Re: Predvec^er sviatku Vs^etkých svätých
- Oct 31, 2005--- In Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com, "Martin Votruba" <votrubam@y...>
> > How do you say BOO in Slovak
> Actually, there is no such standard word in Slovak, RU. To
> to a goose, for example, it's _hes~_, but Slovak has nosound,
> "institutionalized" word to scare someone. You just make a loud
> [AAAaaa!], [BWAaah!], [HAAAaa!], [HOO], something like that.I think boo in the US is now primarily used by and for young children
with the adults using screams and the other sounds you mentioned.
> Nevertheless, Halloween has been making fast, commerce-driveninroads> into Slovak culture in the past 10 years. It was completely
unknown> earlier. O Wind, if Halloween comes, can _boo_ be far
Have they gotten to the "Trik alebo(hostit'?)" stage yet?
>....Nov. 1, "All Saints' Day," is one of Slovakia's 15 nationalholidays (= days off work mandated by the law).
> Nov. 2 is colloquially called Dus~ic~ky (dear/little souls),formally Pamiatka zosnulych (commemoration of the passed away), but
it's not a
> designated holiday.Thanks Martin.
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