- Feb 2, 2009I was going to add something to this post, but I just can't recall.....
I was playing some fujara today-like I do almost everytime I get the chance- and I wanted to ask people if they had any favorite Slovak folksongs? My personal favorite is "cierny havran- vodu pije," or "Zajali, zajali..." Both of these originate in the Zvolenska Slatina/Ocova/Zolna area, and the best singer of these songs was Dorota Hraskova. I don't know if she is still alive or not....
I am bored today, so I think I will learn the history of the "Pennsylvania Polka..."
--- On Mon, 2/2/09, Martin Votruba <votrubam@...> wrote:
From: Martin Votruba <votrubam@...>
Subject: [Slovak-World] P and O and W-O
Date: Monday, February 2, 2009, 2:24 PM
> mat' okno
> When you don't remember things due to
For whatever reason, "draw a blank" is a good equivalent too in many
It's relatively mild now, becoming somewhat old fashioned, can be even
endearing. "Mis-creant" (po-tvora) is the core, historical meaning.
You cannot offend anyone seriously by calling him "potovra skareda"
today, it wouldn't be the phrase someone would choose to truly offend.
> remember the words in the reverse order, "potvora s~kareda"
The attribute (adjective) is often placed after the noun in expressive
moja mama --> Mama moja!
A well-known sonnet by Andrej Sladkovic begins, _Marina moja, teda tak
sme my..._ "Marina mine, so that's were we are/that's the way it is
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