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Re: [Slovak-World] Shpor(ova) plant

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  • maxine
    HI, its me again- Fabrika WITH A T (fabrikat) means manufacture or produce SO could it be manufactures cooking ranges Maxine I sure hope I
    Message 1 of 9 , Apr 27 3:58 PM
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      HI, its me again- Fabrika WITH A T (fabrikat) means manufacture or produce SO could it be "manufactures cooking ranges"
      Maxine I sure hope I am NOT fouling you guys up jumping in late before reading all of your messages!



      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Martin Votruba
      To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Friday, April 27, 2007 11:29 AM
      Subject: [Slovak-World] Shpor(ova) plant


      I'm wondering about another word from the diary. It occurs in the
      phrase _s~po'rova' fabrika_. According to the description it was a
      steelworks or ironworks, or metal smelting was at least part of its
      operation. Some of its employees made molds (no shape specified),
      others poured hot metal in them. It was in Milwaukee, WI.

      The second word, _fabrika_ means a "plant, factory."

      The _-ova'_ in the first word is just a derivational ending, the root
      is _s~po'r-_ [shpor-].

      I do not know whether he used an older Slovak/German word that
      described what kind of plant it was, or tried to represent English --
      the actual name of the plant or a word descriptive of it. Does
      something like a shpor (plant), a shpar (plant), shporworks, spor ...,
      spar ..., and other variations, remind anyone of what it could have been?

      Martin

      votruba "at" pitt "dot" edu





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