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29937Re: Slovak word conversation

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  • joy2002cjm
    Aug 14, 2010
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      I agree with Lubos, your wealth of knowledge is amazing and you should create a book of sorts. Sharing your knowledge helps it to live on and enrich all of us. Thanks for sharing here.
      Carolyn


      --- In Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com, Lubos Brieda <lbrieda@...> wrote:
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      > Martin, I am absolutely amazed by your wealth of knowledge. You should turn all
      > these little snippets into a book of some sort, it would definitely be
      > interesting reading...
      > -- Lubos Brieda --
      > Slovak recipes: www.slovakcooking.com
      > hikes and travel: www.iamlubos.com
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      > From: votrubam <votrubam@...>
      > To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Sat, August 7, 2010 5:26:30 PM
      > Subject: [Slovak-World] Re: Slovak word conversation
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      > > They have gone at such lengths to codify and purify the
      > > language, why allow "lesnik" or other cases in?
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      > They haven't gone to any remarkable lengths, not even in pre-WW II democratic
      > Slovakia. Those pushing Czech words always prevailed. Then, after the
      > Communist coup in 1948, there was an outright "internal ban" on trying to
      > promote Slovak words against the Czech imports. Even the word _Czech_ could not
      > be used in that connection under Communism. When linguists suggested that a
      > word borrowed from Czech might not be the best option, they had to call it a
      > "bookish word," not a Czech word.
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      > Lesnik and similar bureaucratic words flooded in with the establishment of
      > Czecho-Slovakia and its Prague-centered government in 1918. In this instance,
      > e.g., the country-wide governmental body in charge of forests, headquartered in
      > Prague, decided to call them lesnik in Slovakia too, and that was that. That
      > was also the time, for example, when women's last names started being formally
      > registered with -ova. That's what Prague used to do and applied it in the
      > governmental offices in the whole country (including in the Rusyn Sub-Carpathia)
      > when Czecho-Slovakia was creeated.
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      > Martin
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