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34256Re: [Slovak-World] Re: Kosice - European Culture City 2013

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  • byza7@aol.com
    Jan 3, 2013
      In a message dated 1/3/2013 5:04:11 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
      senzus@... writes:


      I will check back with that interpreter.

      kosice when I was there had lovely architecture and I saw some
      restoration of buildings that was really gorgeous.



      I agree with all you say. Although it has been 3 or 4 years since my last
      visit in Kosice, Unlike in Bratislava, I heard no Hungarian on the streets.
      This city is very beautiful and even before the rework of the main square
      was beautiful. The rework is exquisite and it was sad that the Romi caused
      international problems when they were moved to the outskirts because of
      the work.
      It is unfortunate that the guide gave such false info. David, could it be
      possible that he meant to say the Saris dialect was the reason these
      people could not understand?

      Z Bohom,


      From: votrubam _votrubam@..._ (mailto:votrubam@...) >
      To: _Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com_ (mailto:Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com)
      Sent: Thursday, January 3, 2013 4:47 PM
      Subject: [Slovak-World] Re: Kosice - European Culture City 2013

      > Our interpreter made it clear to us that the street language
      > of Kosice is Hungarian.

      Given that 2.65 percent of the population of Kosice called themselves
      Hungarian in the 2011 Census, that tiny number of people would have to be
      swarming around your guide 24-7 for him/her to conjure up such a claim. Unless
      your guide was deranged, s/he must have been speaking about the distant past
      at that point. Practically no one can speak Hungarian in Kosice today acco
      rding to the data on language use in Slovakia, several more times
      "Kosicers" speak German or/and English, but they're not the city's "street
      languages," either.


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